Summer Camp adventure for your kids and family can be found at Deer Run — located on 100 wooded acres ten miles southwest of downtown Franklin. Because Deer Run is a traditional camp without the distractions of technology, campers can focus on relationships, physical activity and challenges while having fun. The staff-to-camper ratio is lower than required standards enabling closer relationships with the counselors and other campers plus a better camper experience.
Overnight Camps: One-week sessions for preteen (grades 3–5), middle school (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12). Middle school campers also have an option for two-week sessions.
Activities — Cabin groups: horseback riding, 45-ft climbing tower, paintball, archery, BB guns, recreational games,
obstacle course, low or high initiatives, leap of faith, giant swing, lake activities (water slide, aqua park, swimming, kayaks, canoes, zipline) and small group Bible study. Large groups: games, cardboard boat regatta race, worship and dynamic, challenging speaker each night. Campers also choose one track to develop skills in areas such as fishing, percussion, drama, sports, horse care and archery.
Day Camps (age 5 to grade 5) and Adventure Day Camps (grades 6-8): Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with options for extended care and bus transportation.
Day Camp Activities —lake, kickball, recreational games, wiffle ball, archery, BB guns, crafts, 45-ft climbing tower, obstacle course, creek wading, gaga ball, carpet ball, Noah’s Park playground, fun songs, worship and small group Bible study.
Adventure Day Camp Activities — outdoor education and survival skills including compass orienteering, tomahawk throwing, debris hut building, fire starting and knot tying. Plus, they enjoy lake activities, archery range, nine-square-in-the-air, kickball, wiffle ball, gaga ball, carpet ball, BB guns, 45-ft climbing tower, worship and small group Bible study.
Family Camps (ages 5 and up) — For families looking for an exciting vacation that requires no planning of activities on your part, this 3-night multi-generational camp experience is for you! Meaningful family time strengthens your relationships. Pricing includes a private room at The Lodge, all activities, nine meals and a Deer Run shirt for each participant. Activities are similar to overnight camps.
Sunday Open Houses: Come-and-go guided walking tours of the camp facilities are on March 6, April 10 and May 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Also meet the camp directors and some of the summer staff.
Camper spaces fill up quickly so register soon at Camps.DeerRunRetreat.org to get your preferred camp dates. Or call 615-794-2918 for additional info.