Deer Run Retreat Center
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3845 Perkins Road
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
Organization Details

Executive Director


Executive Director Mr. David Gibson
E-mail davidg@deerrun.camp
Term Start January 1998
David's Experience: His entrepreneurial spirit, devout stewardship, and resourceful leadership have served Deer Run Founder and CEO David Gibson well in his twenty-year journey to build a Christ-centered camp for children and families. As a man of unwavering faith and a strong business background, David Gibson draws from his church leadership roles as a deacon and elder. His twenty-five year experience as a successful entrepreneur has provided the background for exemplary stewardship efforts on behalf of Deer Run. A devoted father and grandfather, David appreciates the importance of family relationships in the viability of communities. Consequently, Deer Run exists to build and enrich the bond of family relationships in the serene beauty of its divine creation.

Senior Staff


Name Title
April Kuykendall Chief Operating Officer
Walt Ward Chief Financial Officer

Staff

Full Time Staff 21
Part Time Staff 11
Volunteers 331
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 95%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? December 2017
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Under Development
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy?
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy?

Evaluation

Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Center for Nonprofit Management (Nashville) 2017
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce 1997

External Assessments and Accreditations

Assessment/Accreditation Year
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2018

Awards


Award / Recognition Organization Year
1st Place Best Summer Camp in Williamson County Sizzle Awards (Southern Exposure Magazine, the Williamson Herald and Franklin 2015
1st Place Best Summer Camp in Williamson County Sizzle Awards (Southern Exposure Magazine, the Williamson Herald and Franklin 2016
1st Place Best Summer Camp in Williamson County Sizzle Awards (Southern Exposure Magazine, the Williamson Herald and Franklin 2017
1st Place Best Summer Camp in Williamson County Sizzle Awards (Southern Exposure Magazine, the Williamson Herald and Franklin 2017
1st Place in Best of Parenting: Best Day Camp, Williamson County Parent Magazine (Nashville and Rutherford, Sumner, & Williamson Counties) 2014
1st Place in Best of Parenting: Best Day Camp, Williamson County Parent Magazine (Nashville and Rutherford, Sumner, & Williamson Counties) 2015
1st Place in Best of Parenting: Best Day Camp, Williamson County Parent Magazine (Nashville and Rutherford, Sumner, & Williamson Counties) 2016
1st Place in Best of Parenting: Best Day Camp, Williamson County Parent Magazine (Nashville and Rutherford, Sumner, & Williamson Counties) 2012
1st Place in Best of Parenting: Best Day Camp, Williamson County Parent Magazine (Nashville and Rutherford, Sumner, & Williamson Counties) 2013
2nd Place Best Local Day Camp and Best Sleep Away Camp in Williamson County Parenting Magazine( Nashville, Rutherford, Sumner and Williamson County 2017
2nd Place Best Local Day Camp and Best Sleep Away Camp in Williamson County Parenting Magazine( Nashville, Rutherford, Sumner and Williamson County 2017
3rd Place Best Summer Camp in Williamson County Sizzle Awards (Southern Exposure Magazine, the Williamson Herald and Franklin 2014

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


In 2017, Deer Run added a Director of Community Relations team member to lead community awareness, event planning, and fundraising. on the organization's behalf.In 2018, Deer run added a Chief Operating Officer.