Scholarships & Discounts

for Summer Camps & Family Events

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 the “Apply for a Scholarship” button. 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.

To donate to our scholarship fund
, click the “Donate to the MISSION 4:21 Scholarship Fund” button. No administrative fees are taken from donations given to the Scholarship Fund — 100 percent of your donation goes directly to help a child or family in need. You can fund a camp scholarship by giving $45 each month for 12 months or $540 per child.

FAQ: Scholarship Applications

All prospective campers or event attendees in financial, spiritual, and emotional need are eligible to apply. The scholarship program is not available for groups or churches.

Scholarships towards the camp registration fee are given based on individual need. Camp Store money, day camp lunch, and day camp bus transportation are not included in the scholarship program. Any portion of a registration fee which is not covered by the scholarship must be paid by the applicant.

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.

We do our best to never turn away a camper due to inability to pay! Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee and awards are made based on financial, spiritual, and emotional need.

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.

Space is limited so get your scholarship application in as soon as possible to ensure you are able to register for the week of your choice!

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.

FAQ: 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.

  • Military
  • First Responders (EMT/Paramedic, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers)
  • Teachers (for full-time, K-12th grade teachers)
  • Pastors
  • Foster Families

To receive your discount code, email a copy of your ID/verification to This cannot be combined with other discount codes. 

"I want somewhere for my daughter to go that she can meet people, but mostly I want her in a place where she will LEARN ABOUT GOD. … I don’t want her in a program that just holds her time. I want her in A PLACE THAT WILL INVEST IN HER ETERNITY."

"I would love for my daughter to attend this camp to understand that she can be greater than her past and become more comfortable 
in her faith.”

"It’s very important for me to have my sons involved in activities that build their character and feed their spiritual needs. It’s specifically important when there are opportunities for 
mature, spiritual men to be involved 
in their lives.”

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 Logo

Angel Tree Camping® makes camp possible for children of incarcerated parents by providing scholarships and partnering with churches and camps nationwide.

Franktown Open Hearts Logo

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 Logo

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 Family Shelter Logo

Safe Haven leads our community’s efforts to house, support, empower and advocate for families experiencing homelessness.

Boys & Girls Club of America Logo

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.