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, going up the climbing tower, playing group games on the field or singing fun camp songs — these experiences are an opportunity to be encouraged and connect with other campers 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. 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.
Add-ons to help with your schedule: Extended Care (a.m. and/or p.m.) and Bus Transportation from 7 area locations in south Nashville, Franklin, Spring Hill and Murfreesboro.
Day Camp Activities, age 5 to completed grade 5: Lake [water slide, aqua park, swimming, round Coral boats, canoes, zipline] • Pedal Kart Races • Recreational Games • BB Guns • Archery • Crafts • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Obstacle Course • Creek Wading • Nine-Square-in-the-Air • GaGa Ball • Carpetball • Tetherball • Noah’s Park Playground • Fun Songs • Worship • Interactive Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study
Adventure Camp Activities, completed grades 6-8:
Campers learn …
- Shelter Building
- Fire Starting — what to look for and how to build a fire from tinder, kindling and logs; then start the fire with cedar or cotton and a flint and steel striker kit
- Knot Tying and Lashing — what you need to know
- Compass and Map Navigation
- Knife Safety
- Hatchet Throwing at Target
- Safe, supervised fire competitions and archery competitions
Other activities include: Lake [water slide, aqua park, swimming, round Corcl boats, canoes, zip line] • Obstacle Course • Leap of Faith • Nine-Square in-the-Air • GaGa Ball • Carpetball • BB Guns • 45-ft Climbing Tower • Interactive Age-appropriate Small Group Bible Study.
See info about our Overnight Camps and Family Camps.