MISSION 42:1 Scholarship Fund
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend Deer Run camps and family weekend events. Therefore, our MISSION 42:1 is a scholarship program that offers assistance to campers and families who have financial, physical, or emotional needs.
To be considered for a scholarship, click on the link below to submit an application. Income and expense records plus current income tax information is required to process your application.
- Summer camp applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee January 1 through July 15. Award letters of approval go out beginning the first week of March.
- Family event applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee beginning two months prior to the event.
Frequently Asked Questions about Scholarship Applications
All prospective campers or event attendees in financial, spiritual and emotional need are eligible to apply. Campers or families who have not been given a scholarship to Deer Run or attended Deer Run previously will be considered FIRST; however, applicants who have received assistance in the past may also be eligible for scholarships. The scholarship program is not available for groups or churches.
No. Scholarships are given based on individual need. Any portion of a registration fee which is not covered by the scholarship must be paid by the applicant. Additionally, all campers are required to pay a camp deposit. Occasionally, full scholarships are given in cases of extreme hardship and no deposit is required.
Scholarships are made possible through direct donations from individuals and organizations and through Deer Run fundraising. Scholarship funds do not come from fees charged to our campers or retreat guests.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee every request will be granted. Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee and awards are made based on financial, spiritual and emotional need.
No. Once we contact you to offer the scholarship award and you accept the award, you must then go to our online registration and register for camp or for an event. Your space will not be held until the amount you owe is received by our office.
Unfortunately, there are limited spaces available for scholarship recipients, and we cannot accommodate preferences for a specific week of summer camp. Deer Run determines the week your camper may attend based on availability. If you are already registered for a specific week of camp, any scholarship award may not apply towards that registration.
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come basis, so we encourage you to apply early. Summer camp applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee January 1 through July 15. Award letters of approval go out beginning the first week of March.
Frequently Asked Questions about Registration Discounts
Deer Run offers discounts when you are registering more than one child from the same household or registering for multiple sessions.
We also want to show our appreciation by providing a registration discount to those who serve our community.
Receive $10 OFF each additional child when registering more than one child.
Or $10 OFF each additional session when registering for more than one session.
This discount can be used for summer day or overnight camps & family weekend events: Father-Son Adventure Weekend and Mother-Daughter Getaway Weekend. The discount does not apply to Family Camps, Family Camp Day, or Parent-Child (day only) Dates.
*Discount automatically applied at checkout.
Deer Run offers 10% OFF camps and family events for the following families. The discount does not apply to customized retreats.
- First Responders (EMT/Paramedic, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers)
- Foster Families
To receive your discount code, email a copy of your ID/verification to Contact@DeerRun.camp. This cannot be combined with other discount codes.
Deer Run Community Partners
Our desire as a ministry is to never turn anyone away due to the inability to pay. Our hope is that everyone would be able to have an encounter with Jesus and our Scholarship Fund ensures that everyone regardless of financial status would have that opportunity.
Not only does Deer Run come alongside the families in our community, we have partnered with local organizations who are helping strengthen the family unit.
Angel Tree Camping® makes camp possible for children of incarcerated parents by providing scholarships and partnering with churches and camps nationwide.
Franktown Open Hearts is a nonprofit ministry in Franklin, TN that spiritually, emotionally, and physically enhances the lives of at-risk youth. Through ‘hands on’ programming, we teach life skills, to inspire confident, empowered young adults to lead fulfilled lives.
Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community committed to helping the hungry, homeless, and hurting by providing programs and services that focus on a person’s entire life—physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social.
Safe Haven leads our community’s efforts to house, support, empower and advocate for families experiencing homelessness.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America focus on helping all young people succeed by reaching priority outcomes: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership.