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YOUTH OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMPS

near Nashville, TN

Deer Run’s Youth Camps have been voted a #1 Overnight Camp Experience!

We provide premier age-graded camps for middle and high school students looking for the ultimate Overnight Summer Camp experience close to Nashville TN. Come to Deer Run for an incredible fun-filled and action-packed week — free from technology so you can connect with each other face-to-face and leave with genuine friendships!

Campers are free to HAVE FUN, BE ADVENTUROUS, UNPLUG and CONNECT — no matter what activity they are taking part in whether it be canoeing on Spring Valley Lake, zooming across the valley on the zip line adventures, laughing on the giant swing, playing group games on the field or simply enjoying meal time together. Each activity provides opportunities to be encouraged, discover strengths, forge friendships, complete challenges, and create life-long memories! 

Campers feel known. Our counselors and staff are the heart of Deer Run and a large part of what makes your child’s experience amazing. They genuinely love spending time with campers. They listen with understanding and get to know each camper. Deer Run campers do not get lost in the crowd. Smaller camper groups allow campers to form authentic and deeper friendships; in fact, many campers are greeted by name year after year by returning counselors.

Ages: Youth Overnight Campers

1-WEEK CAMP: Completed grades 6 to 12
2-WEEK CAMP: Ages 12-14

Drop campers off on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST) and pick them up on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

Middle and high school camps take place at the same time. However students are separated into cabin groups by age and into male cabins and female cabins. Activities are by cabin group except when everyone comes together for large-group activities and tracks.

ACTIVITIES

INDIVIDUAL CABIN GROUPS [maximum of 12 campers]: Zip Line Adventures • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Paintball • Archery Range • Rec Games • Leap of Faith • Giant Swing • Archery Tag • Lake Activities (water slide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, canoes, zip line) • Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study • GaGa Ball • Carpetball • Nine-Square-in-the-Air

Lake Safety: Every camper, at any swimming level, is required to wear a life jacket at all times for lake activities. Lifeguards are present whenever lake time is scheduled.

ALL CABIN GROUPS: Large-group Games • Cardboard Boat Regatta • Nightly Worship and a Dynamic, Challenging Speaker

CAMPER TRACKS: Campers choose ONE track for the week to develop abilities in specialized areas such as fishing, wilderness skills, self-defense, drama, percussion, ukulele and more.

FRIEND REFERRAL

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS: YOU GET $20 + THEY SAVE!

After you register for camp, you get a $20 credit for EVERY friend you invite to camp who registers for DAY or OVERNIGHT CAMPS and who is part of a new camper family at Deer Run!

  • That’s a $20 credit to your account for each new camper and for every session of camp.
  • Plus, after your friend registers, they can invite friends and get the same $20 for every friend who registers and is part of a new camper family.

When registering as a new camper family who has not ever been to Deer Run:
    Step 1. Enter the name of the referral person during registration. 
    Step 2. Enter one of the following discount codes at checkout:

 

2020 Friend Referral Codes:
     •  R
EF20DC: $25 off Day Camp
     •  REF20ON: $50 off 1-week Overnight Camp
     •  REF20TW: $100 off 2-week Overnight Camps

*Discount codes cannot be combined with any other code.

How does the referral credit on my account work?
  • A referring family must be registered in order to receive the $20 credit. The Referring Family credits are processed on a weekly basis, thus they are not effective immediately.
  • Your credit MUST be used BY THE END OF YOUR WEEK OF CAMP or the credit will be forfeited. Your credit can be used in one of the following ways: 1) automatically goes towards balance if camp week is not paid in full, 2) applied to early registration for 2020 camps, or 3) applied to register for a fall parent-child weekend — the August Father-Son Adventure Weekend or the September Mother-Daughter Getaway Weekend.
  • The referral credit cannot be used as a credit for the Camp Store.

FRIEND REQUESTS

Bringing friends with you makes a week at camp even more fun! We updated our Friend Request Policy so you can invite more friends to be in your cabin!

Overnight campers can invite up to 5 friends to be in their cabin — for a total friend group of 6 campers! Cabins are divided into male cabins and female cabins. Camper friend requests may have up to a one year age difference.

How do I make a Friend (Cabin Mate) request for my child and his/her friend?

Requests may be made by using the “Friend Request” button in the "Camp Services" section of your online registration account.

  • From your account dashboard, click “View My Registrations.”
  • Find the current registration for your child and click on their name. You will find the Friend Request button on that screen.
  • Only ONE friend should initiate the Friend Request and the other(s) accept. You will need the name and email address associated with the friend’s account.
  • When making a request, an email with instructions will be sent on your behalf to the other
  • To accept a request, follow the same procedure above and then enter the code in the “Accept a Request” section.

Friend Requests MUST BE ACCEPTED NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK prior to the camp session start date.

Why the maximum of 6 campers in an overnight friend group?

Our intent is to create the best environment and experience possible for all campers — those coming alone or with friends. Thus, no more than 6 total campers can request to be in the same cabin.

If you have more than 6 campers in your friend group, we suggest splitting into two groups. We believe choosing to limit cabin requests to six per cabin sets the cabin up for success — providing an opportunity for unity within the whole group and with the counselor.

For requests above 6 per cabin, call the office at 615.794.2918. We will do our best to accommodate when possible!

2020 ONE-WEEK SESSIONS (6 NIGHTS) 

Campers stay in air-conditioned cabins.

  • $769 per week includes a $100 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session
  • Affordable monthly payments.
  • Registration includes ALL activities (no add-on pricing), a themed camper shirt and a link to a video of your camper’s session.
  • Photos from the camp week are available at the end of the camp week.

WAIT LIST: If a camp week is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during online registration.

2020 Youth Overnight Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 07 - June 13 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

June 07 - June 13 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

June 14 - June 20 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

June 14 - June 20 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

July 05 - July 11 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 3 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

July 05 - July 11 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 3 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

July 12 - July 18 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 4 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

July 12 - July 18 (2020 Youth Overnight Camp - Session 4 )

OPEN
$769.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$769.00 (Boys)

If you are in need of financial assistance: Click here for information about applying for a scholarship.

Discount for those who serve our community: 10% OFF for Military, First Responders, Teachers, Pastors and Foster Families. Call (615) 794-2918 or email Contact@DeerRun.camp to find out how to receive your discount. This cannot be combined with other discounts. However, you can still receive referral credits for new camper families who you invite to summer camp!

2020 TWO-WEEK SESSIONS (13 NIGHTS)

ONLY AGES 12-14
Campers stay in air-conditioned cabins.

  • $1,649 includes a $200 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session
  • Affordable monthly payments.
  • Registration includes ALL activities (no add-on pricing), a themed camper shirt and a link to a video of your camper’s session.
  • Photos from the camp week are available at the end of the camp week.

WAIT LIST: If a camp week is full, you can choose to be added to a Wait List during online registration.

A 2-week camp provides additional time for your child to acclimate to the camp experience, establish deeper relationships with their cabin group, spend more time with their staff leader (who invests additional time mentoring them), participate in more outdoor recreation, have a longer period of time with less distraction from the outside world and more time to hear from God.

After 1-week campers leave on Saturday morning, the 2-week campers participate in supervised and staffed off-site activities on Saturday afternoon. Activities vary from year to year but examples include bowling, swimming, laser tag, movie, etc. All activities are covered in the registration cost. Sunday morning worship is Camp Church where our staff lead worship and a devotion. Before the next week’s 1-week campers arrive Sunday afternoon, 2-week campers enjoy some time of relaxation, recreation and cabin group conversation after Sunday lunch.

2020 2-Week Overnight Camp Sessions

Session Dates

Female Status & Price

Male Status & Price

June 07 - June 20 (2020 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$1,649.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,649.00 (Boys)

June 07 - June 20 (2020 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 1 )

OPEN
$1,649.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,649.00 (Boys)

July 05 - July 18 (2020 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$1,649.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,649.00 (Boys)

July 05 - July 18 (2020 2-Week Overnight Camp - Session 2 )

OPEN
$1,649.00 (Girls)
OPEN
$1,649.00 (Boys)

If you are in need of financial assistance: Click here for information about applying for a scholarship.

Discount for those who serve our community: 10% OFF for Military, First Responders, Teachers, Pastors and Foster Families. Call (615) 794-2918 or email Contact@DeerRun.camp to find out how to receive your discount. This cannot be combined with other discounts. However, you can still receive referral credits for new camper families who you invite to summer camp!

EXTRAS

CAMP STORE PRE-ORDERS: Parents can purchase “select” merchandise from our camp store in advance to be given to the camper while they are at camp. Log into your account, click “View Registrations,” choose the camper you want to make a purchase for, and click on “Pre-Orders” to add this to your camper’s account.

EMAIL: Parents have the ability to email their overnight camper! There are several camper email packages to choose from! Log into your account, click “View Registrations,” choose the camper you want to email, and click on “Send Emails” to add this to your camper’s account. The camper emails are delivered to overnight campers each night during mail time.

CARE PACKAGES & MAIL: Campers love receiving packages and mail from their family! Our staff put the package or mail in your camper’s cabin. You can get these to your camper in two ways: 1) Give to Deer Run staff at the check-in table on Sunday or 2) Mail to your camper during their week of camp. To ensure your camper receives these while they are at camp, mail CARE PACKAGES no later than TUESDAY and mail LETTERS no later than WEDNESDAY. Mail to:
 Deer Run Camps
, Camper Name
, 3845 Perkins Road
, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179

 

OPEN HOUSE / CAMP TOURS

2020 Dates To Be Announced (March, April, and May)

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. — Come-and-Go Walking Tours. No Reservation Needed. Open House is a great way to get to know us before you arrive at camp. We invite you to tour the camp facilities and to meet the camp directors and some of the summer staff! We have refreshments, staff who can answer your questions, and summer staff who are excited to show you around.

CAMP DISCOUNTS

On Sibling OR Multi-Session Registrations

When registering more than one camper from the same household, each camper registration after the first registration receives a $10 OFF SIBLING DISCOUNT. OR a camper receives $10 OFF EACH SESSION when registering for multiple sessions. Campers receive one or the other discount; not both. These discounts are not available to those receiving a scholarship.

CAMP REGISTRATION

Camper spaces fill up quickly!

Register today to reserve your spot!

If a camp session is full, consider registering for an alternate session or add your camper to a waiting list (available during online registration).

CONTACT US

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DEER RUN CAMPS & RETREATS
(615) 794-2918
Contact@DeerRun.camp
3845 Perkins Rd
Thompson's Station, TN. 37179
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OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION
September to April, Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm
May to August, Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

DIRECTIONS FROM

FRANKLIN/BRENTWOOD, TN

Get on I-65 N from Murfreesboro Rd Continue on I-65 N to Nashville Take Exit 212 from I-40 E Follow Fesslers Ln to Lebanon Pike

DIRECTIONS FROM

NASHVILLE, TN

Get on I-40 E/ I-65 S Follow I-65 S to TN-246 N/ I-840 W/ TN-840 Take Exit 23, Continue on TN-246 N Turn Left onto Perkins Rd

DIRECTIONS FROM

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN

Follow Ewingville Dr to Murfreesboro Rd Follow W Main St/ TN-246 S/ Carter's Creek Pike to Perkins Rd Turn Right onto Perkins Rd

DIRECTIONS FROM

LOUISVILLE, KY

Get on I-65 S from W Liberty St Follow I-65 S to TN-246 N Take Exit 23 from I-840 W/ TN-840 Continue on TN-246 N Turn Left on Perkins Rd

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