Deer Run Camps and Retreats

3845 Perkins Road, Thompson's Station, TN
Phone: 615-794-2918

Age-graded camps for Preteen, Middle & High School students who have completed grades 3-12. 

At Deer Run, kids are free to HAVE FUN and BE ADVENTUROUS. They are free to UNPLUG and CONNECT. We make it a priority to actively engage each camper and create an environment in which they are free to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. 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 — these experiences are an opportunity to be encouraged and connect with each other and the counselors. 

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 honestly love spending time with kids and youth. They listen with understanding and genuinely get to know each camper. Deer Run campers do not get lost in the crowd. Smaller camper groups allow campers to form authentic relationships; in fact, many campers are greeted by name year after year by returning counselors.  

Campers learn to lead. Every moment and activity throughout the week provide unique opportunities to encourage campers to discover their strengths, explore new adventures, forge friendships and complete challenges so they become confident and remain grounded and strong when life’s challenges arise. 

Campers participate in activities with their cabin group: 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

All campers participate in large-group games, cardboard boat regatta, worship, and daily session led by a dynamic, relevant speaker.

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