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Premier age-graded co-ed camps. Middle and High School students looking for the ultimate Overnight Summer Camp experience close to Nashville TN come to Deer Run and do not leave disappointed. Our Overnight Summer Camps are fun-filled, Spirit-led, action-packed, and second to none.

Campers experience adventures, grow in their faith and forge deep friendships through reduced distractions and no technology. Your youth camper will develop in character, confidence, respect and leadership through each adventure and activity. Mature camp counselors are excellent role models and encouragers who make an exceptional difference in the lives of campers.

Ages: Youth Overnight Campers

1-WEEK CAMP: Completed grades 6 to 12
2-WEEK CAMP: Ages 12-15

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


$749 per week includes a $150 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session

Campers stay in air-conditioned cabins.

  • Monthly payment option is available on the balance.
  • Registration includes ALL activities (no add-on pricing), a themed camper shirt and a link to a video of your camper’s session.
  • Photos of the camp week are available for purchase or sharing on social media or by email. Order prints, digital files, photos or photo merchandise.




$1,619 includes a $150 non-refundable deposit per camper for each session

Campers stay in air-conditioned cabins.

  • Monthly payment option is available on the balance.
  • Registration includes ALL activities (no add-on pricing), a themed camper shirt and a link to a video of your camper’s session.
  • Photos of the camp week are available for purchase or sharing on social media or by email. Order prints, digital files, photos or photo merchandise.

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.



After you register for camp, you get $20 for EVERY friend you invite to camp who registers and who is a new camper 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 a new camper.

When registering as a new camper family who has not ever been to Deer Run:

  1. Enter the name of the referral person. Referral person MUST be a registered Deer Run camper or parent. 
  2. Enter one of the following discount codes at checkout:
  • REF19DC: $25 off Day Camp
  • REF19ON: $50 off 1-week Overnight Camp
  • REF19TW: $100 off 2-week Overnight Camps
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.


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! Campers must be the same gender and within 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!


INDIVIDUAL CABINS [maximum of 12 campers; same age & gender]: Zip Line Adventures • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Paintball • Archery Range • Rec Games • Leap of Faith • Giant Swing • Archery Tag • Lake Activities (waterslide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, kayaks, canoes, zipline) • 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.


  • June 9-15
  • June 16-22
  • July 7-13
  • July 14-20


  • June 9-22
  • July 7-20

Call the office at 615.794.2918 to add your camper to a wait list for camp sessions that are full.


Campers love receiving packages and mail from their family! 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 LETTERS no later than WEDNESDAY.

Mail to:
 Deer Run Camps
, Camper Name
, 3845 Perkins Road
, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179


$75 each way for Camper Pick Up or Drop Off at BNA (Nashville International Airport). Deer Run staff provide and supervise this transportation. Add this option during your online registration.


2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

March 3 • April 7 • May 5
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! Open house is a come-and-go walking tour with refreshments, staff who can answer your questions, and summer staff who are excited to show you around.

On Sunday, April 7, we also have Family Day from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with lots of fun activities for all ages for just $10 per person; ages 4 & under are free. Go here to find out more and to register.


Sibling OR Multi-Session

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 either the sibling discount OR the multi-session discount; not both.

These discounts are not available to those receiving a scholarship.




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 which is available during online registration.





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(615) 794-2918
[email protected]
3845 Perkins Rd
Thompson's Station, TN. 37179
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MON - FRI, 8 AM - 5 PM



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



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



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



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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