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

Programs

Description
Providing opportunities and resources to help strengthen the family unit.
Beneficiaries
Adults
Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Families
Program Areas Served
Greater Nashville Area, Williamson County TN
Description
Deer Run created the Mission 42:1 Scholarship Program based on the strong conviction that all children and families should be offered the place and time to rest, reflect, and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. The Mission 42:1 Scholarship offers assistance to those campers and families who are facing financial, spiritual, or emotional challenges. These scholarships are made possible through the prayers and donations from Deer Run champions, including donors, volunteers, and staff, and are not derived from user fees from camp/retreat programs.
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Budget
$250,000.00
Description
Deer Run Family Retreats strengthen family relationships by providing organized experiences and adventures that promote connection, conversation, and memory making moments! Families build strong bonds when they problem solve and accomplish a task together. Deer Run offers Marriage, Parent/Child, and Family Retreat weekends as a ministry to families searching for a deeper connection and purpose in world of day to day distractions.
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Description
Deer Run is a traditional, nondenominational Christian camp where everyday distractions are removed, enabling campers to discover their strengths, explore adventures, forge friendships, and meet challenges. Passionate staff and counselors lead campers to grow in their faith, character, and leadership ability on one hundred acres of scenic wooded property. The staff-to-camper ratio is higher than required camp standards to allow closer supervision, deeper relationships, and a more powerful camp experience. Day Camp - Campers, Kindergarten to 5th grade, enjoy lake activities, archery, creek wading, and other outdoor adventures, while also participating in interactive small group Bible studies. Adventure Day Camp - Campers, 6th through 8th grade, learn Outdoor Education and Survival Skills (shelter building, fire building and starting, knot tying, navigation, etc.) and participate in lake activities such as kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and zipline, and also engage interactive small group Bible study, Overnight Camp - Overnight campers are divided into two groups: 3rd-5th grade and 6th-12th grade. Overnight options include a one week 6-night session or a two week 13-night session. In addition to lake, outdoor activities, and age appropriate interactive small group Bible studies. Students are asked to select a single trek focus area for the week. Trek options include self-defense, drama, fishing, wilderness skills, and music instruments.
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Deer Run's biggest challenge is truly a blessing! How do we continue to keep pace with the growth curve of our ministry to kids and families? As we host more people and change more lives for Jesus, we continue to see an increase in inquiries and registrations. Being a good steward of finances, Deer Run waits to build facilities until financially able. Deer Run is maximizing the facilities we currently have and is raising funds to grow our infrastructure to meet the needs of more camper families. Additional planned facilities will allow Deer Run to expand its positive impact to more families, youth, churches and schools for years to come.