Overnight Camp

the ultimate Camp Deer Run experience.

Overnight Camp

At Camp Deer Run, kids escape the anxiety of the modern world and trade it in for real friends, real faith, and real fun. Our overnight sessions provide the perfect environment for kids to unplug, have fun in nature, and experience God, pure & simple.

Session Fill Status

1st Session

FULL 100%

2nd Session

FULL 100%

3rd Session

FULL 100%

4th Session

GIRLS SIDE FULL, ONLY BOYS SPACES REMAINING 97%

5th Session

67%

6th Session

79%

The percentages shown are the portion of each session that is already full. We hope to update these numbers weekly, but cannot guarantee their accuracy. We do not guarantee a place in a session based on these numbers, they are only meant to give an idea of the fill level of each session as a planning tool for you.

Summer 2024 Registration Dates

Overnight Camp

EARLY REGISTRATION
BEGINS:

FEBRUARY 4 @ 2PM

 

EARLY REGISTRATION
ENDS:

FEBRUARY 9 @ 5PM

 

GENERAL REGISTRATION:

FEBRUARY 11 @ 2PM

To alleviate the difficulties of registration with an ever growing demand for our overnight camps, we have made some important changes for Registration 2024. Campers who have attended the same session for the past two years are eligible to register early for that same session in 2024.

These campers’ siblings will also be able to register early for that same session.

Overnight CAMP DATES AND RATES

One Week Sessions: $495*

1ST SESSION: MAY 26 – 31

3RD SESSION: JUNE 16 – 21

6TH SESSION: JULY 21 – 26

Two Week Sessions: $895*

2ND SESSION: JUNE 2 – 14

4TH SESSION: JUNE 23 – JULY 5

5TH SESSION: JULY 7 – 19

*Financial Assistance available. Click Here for More Info.

Overnight Camp Activities

It’s impossible to put all the fun of Camp on a page, but here’s a start!

Flagpole Devo

Flagpole Devo

Every morning begins with Flagpole Devo. The whole Camp meets to start the day with a prayer, song and scripture. This shows our campers that from sun up till sun down, we are praising God!

GROUP BIBLE

For one hour each morning, the Group Leader leads his group in a Bible lesson. Group Bible is an opportunity for campers to interact with friends from other cabins while learning from God’s word.

canteen

Canteen

Three times a day, each group will have the chance to rest, hang out and enjoy snacks together at the Canteen. Snacks and drinks at the Canteen are included in every camper’s tuition, so there is no need to send cash for snacks!

GROUP ACTIVITY

Each day at Camp has its own theme. During this hour and a half, each group will play games or participate in activities inspired by the theme of the day. Scroll down for more information about daily themes.

CABIN BIBLE

During Cabin Bible, each cabin has a 30-minute Bible lesson led by their Counselor. Campers are encouraged to participate by asking questions and sharing from their hearts in this smaller group setting. 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Campers get an hour every day to get crafty in the crafts hall. Some use this time to hang around and play a guitar while others stock up on friendship bracelets. Anything goes as long as you’re getting crafty!

SWIMMING

It’s everyone’s favorite time of day, SWIM TIME! Campers get an hour in the pool every day, plus a 15 minute “Quick Dip” in the evening. Whether you spend it jumping off the diving board, riding the water slide, or just relaxing, everyone loves swim time.

THE SWING

Our swing is a great thrill ride! Hoche and Nashamie campers will have the opportunity to conquer the swing once each week during their session. Campers are hoisted over 40 feet up in the air before swinging (and screaming) through the treetops! 

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

There’s no better (or more fun) way to experience God in His creation than a trail ride on horseback through the big piney woods of East Texas. Campers love this opportunity to get off the beaten path and channel their inner cowboy every week at Camp.

Quiet Time

QUIET TIME

In the late afternoon, after all the fun of the day so far, everyone in Camp stops to spend 15 minutes alone with God. The whole Camp goes quiet except for the birds and cicadas, making it a perfect time to pray, read scripture, and connect with God. 

Hymn Time

HYMN TIME

Every afternoon following Quiet Time, the whole camp gathers in the Rec Hall to worship God in song. Many campers and staff consider Hymn Time their favorite part of the day. There’s something special about hundreds of young voices praising God together.

Night Devo

NIGHT DEVO

We start the day with a devotional, and we end the day with one too. At Night Devo, campers sing a few songs under the stars, hear a short scripture and devo from their Group Leader, and then each group ends the day with their “night song.”

One Week SEssion Theme Days

Two Week Session Theme Days

CAMP DEER RUN CABINS

Our cabins are designed to be safe and comfortable while also remaining rustic and nature-focused. There is no air-conditioning, but overnight the cool outside air  – with the help of a fan – is nature’s own air conditioning! For a video walkthrough of our cabins, click the button below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register?

To register, create an account in our parent dashboard, fill out all of the enrollment information forms, and then choose the session you'd like to register for. To see a registration tutorial video, click here.

What's the difference between a one-week and two-week session?

One-week sessions run from Sunday to Friday, meaning there are four full days of Camp. Two-week sessions go from Sunday until the Friday of the next week, making twelve full days of Camp. So the biggest difference is that two-week sessions actually have triple the amount of Camp!

One-week sessions are often a great starting point for younger campers, and we pack as much fun, friendship, and worship into these shorter sessions as we can! Click here to check out the one-week session theme days and activities.

Two-week sessions include everything about one-week sessions, but with several extra highlights like Outcamping, the Hawaiian Day slip'n'slide, Killi Kapers, Mellow Night, and much more. Click here to check out the two-week session theme days and activities.

What are the age requirements?

Campers ages 5 to 8 years old are eligible for our PeeWee Day Camps (must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024 to be eligible).

Campers over the age of 9 up to incoming High School Seniors are eligible for overnight camp sessions (must be 9 years old by September 1, 2024 to be eligible).

What are the cabins like?

Our cabins are intentionally built to be rustic and minimalistic, but also safe and comfortable. There is no air conditioning in our cabins, but campers are encouraged to bring a box fan or other personal fan - this is usually plenty to keep everyone cool at night! Cabins are mostly used for changing clothes and sleeping, so in the heat of the day there is not much time spent in the cabins.

To see a cabin tour, click here!

Camp Deer Run Compass

The Camp Deer Run Compass is your comprehensive guide to a session at Camp Deer Run. Inside, you’ll find everything from packing lists to mail policies to visiting hours. We strongly encourage all of our camper parents to read the Compass before their child’s session.

Camp is for Everyone

Camp Deer Run plays a vital role in the spiritual growth of our campers. It is our hope that we will never have to turn anyone away for financial reasons. We have established this camper scholarship (AKA Campership) program as a way to ensure that any family will be able to send their child to camp, regardless of their financial situation. There are eligibility requirements to apply. If you have a need, we want to help.

Camperships