Dr. Tommy Willis saw the need for a camp that would allow young people to get away from the rush of everyday life, where they could experience the blessings of God’s creation in a distinct Christian environment.  Camp Deer Lake (CDL) sprang from that vision in 1981.

Since that first day, we remain committed to see boys and girls, men and women, take the next spiritual step in their lives, whether that be for salvation or Christian growth.

Located between Greensboro and Durham, NC, CDL operates specifically for reaching and ministering to all ages through summer youth camps, year-round retreats, and special events.

Included amid our 140 + acre campus are:  9-acre lake, ball field, picnic areas, miniature golf course, 60’ pool with bath house, and multipurpose gymnasium.  CDL can accommodate up to 192 campers using both boys and girls air conditioned dormitories.  Campers enjoy deliciously prepared meals from our commercially equipped kitchen.  Dining hall and chapel both provide a comfortable air-conditioned environment.

CDL is the perfect place for groups of all ages to get away from the rush of everyday life and focus on God’s blessings in distinctly Christian surroundings