Who We Are

Camp Deer Run is a Christian Youth Camp located in East Texas. We are devoted to providing young people with a place where they can get outside, have fun, and experience God,
pure & simple.

Our Mission

Camp Deer Run exists to provide a camping experience where God is seen, His love felt and lives are transformed into the image of Jesus Christ.

Isolation in God’s creation allows Camp Deer Run to provide a unique environment that is ideal for children to see God in His creation. Our program fosters the development of strong peer and mentor relationships as kids and staff play together, learn together, and encourage each other.

Our campers experience God’s love as they are taught, mentored, and encouraged by our college-aged staff members. God uses these young staff members in powerful ways as they seek to live out the words of the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “follow me as I follow Christ.”

As our campers have fun, develop real friendships, and find role models among our staff, a deep desire to know God is born or remembered. Bible lessons become interesting and relatable because they’re being taught by young people that they can relate to. 

Through traditions, fun, and an energetic and hard working staff, God makes a powerful impact. Our mission is to provide this unique experience so that lives may be changed and so that God may be glorified in our efforts.

Meet the Team

Meet our year round staff and board members, and be sure to say hi when you see us at Camp!


Ty Ford

Camp Director

Ryan Terry

Communications Manager

Morgan Ohrmundt

Office Manager

Zach Speer

Facilities Manager


Lindsay Shuttlesworth


Emily Hartsell

Vice President

Randy McDonald


Martin Tucker


Joe David Bowers

Board Member

Mary Brown

Board Member

Zack Pruett

Board Member

Clay Spencer

Board Member

Clint Spencer

Board Member

Jay Spencer

Board Member


The Camp Deer Run advisory council is made up of professionals from many various fields who generously provide expertise in their respective fields to assist the Board of Directors and Camp Director in the planning and operation of Camp Deer Run.

Left to Right: Christian Ross, Andy Garner, Monica Siklosi, Cole Allen, Drayton Hoffman, Adam Panter, Matt Wickes, Sam Hays, Jason Graham, Dr. Kyle Jones, Brenda Holland, Jill Nichols


Check out our overnight camps, day camps, and retreats to experience God at Camp Deer Run,
pure & simple.

Day Camp

PeeWee day camp is for our youngest campers. Partner with us to help your children establish a foundation in Christ while having the best week of their summer!

Overnight Camp

Get outside, make friends, and experience God, pure and simple. At our overnight camps, kids unplug from the world and experience old-school, authentic childhood.


Join us for a Camp Deer Run retreat during the school year or rent our facilities for your own event or retreat. Our retreat program includes options for the whole family!