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Themed Weekends

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Themed Weekends

Throughout the whole camping season, we have amazing events and entertainment on schedule that offer an amazing experience no matter what week of the camping season you're here. Take a look at our events and see what we have on-schedule, then get on our calendar so you can be here for every weekend that you won't want to miss!

Recurring Activities Memorial Day through Labor Day unless otherwise noted:

Friday Evening - BINGO
Saturdays - Wagon Ride
Sunday Mornings - Horse Rides for Children


Due to COVID-19, our Themed Weekends are undergoing a variety of changes to allow for social distancing and to keep our guests safe. We update this information frequently, but please be aware that information on our weekends is subject to change without notice and may be different than described with health precautions in effect. Thank you!



Opening Day: Water on weather permitting


Opening Weekend: Water on weather permitting


Fishing Derby Weekend: Prizes!



Cinco De Mayo: Taco's & Pinata


Mothers Day Weekend: Craft for Mom & Breakfast for Mom @ Brown's Country Kitchen


Armed Forces Weekend: 25% off campsites for all Military


Memorial Day Weekend: Jungle Terry Animal Show, Live music, DJ, Field Games, More!


May 31 - June 2

Birthday Weekend: Celebrating Moraine State Park's 54th Birthday with hotdogs and cake.


Jeep Fest: (Local Event)


Father's Day Weekend: Craft for Dad & Breakfast for Dad @ Browns Country Kitchen


School's Out for Summer: Candy Bar BINGO, DJ, Bubble Lady, Balloon Artist & Face Painting


Comedy Weekend: Family Comedy Juggling Show



4th of July Weekend: Jungle Terry Animal Show, Live Music, DJ, Field Games & More!


Island Weekend: Live Music!


Christmas in July: Santa & Mrs. Claus come visit. Site decorating contest.


Wild World of Animals Weekend: Wildlife show on Saturday.



Regatta at Lake Arthur: Fireworks/Car Show at Moraine


Corn Roast Weekend: All You Can Eat corn on the cob & Live Music


Country/Western Weekend: Live Music!


Oldies/Ice Cream Social:


August 30 - September 2

Labor Day Weekend: Jungle Terry Animal Show! Live Music, DJ, Field Games, and More!


Taste of Italy: Pasta Dinner


Mountain Pie Bake-Off: Prizes!


Arts and Craft Weekend:


McConnell's Mill Festival: Just 3 miles away!



Annual Pig Roast: Limited Tickets Available


Family Halloween I: Trick-or-Treat & Family Dance Site decorating contest & more


Family Halloween II: Trick-or-Treat & Family Dance Site decorating contest & more

Heated Pool

Splashing around has never been this much fun. Pool games, music, sunshine, and good friends... they're all part of the recipe of great summer memories!

Awesome Playground

Climb, crawl, hang, swing... a great playground is the stage where imagination comes to life and friends are made for years to come. Our Bear Run playground is no different!


Whether you're dropping a line in the Spring in our trout-stocked fishing pond or venturing out to nearby Lake Arthur, anglers of all levels will hook whatever they're looking for!


Direct access to Lake Arthur offers a tremendous experience on the water for kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, outboard motors, sailing and more! There is a 20 HP limit.

Kayak, Canoe, & Paddleboard Rentals

Enjoy the convenience of renting right from Bear Run’s front desk! At Porters Cove Launch, just 900 yards from the campground entrance, you can begin your self-guided tour of Lake Arthur. You will be completely outfitted with a lifejacket, paddles, and a whistle. Rentals are ½ day in duration and boat transporting is not required.

Communal Fireplace

At the end of a long day of memory-making, the communal fireplace is where we gather to share, reminisce, laugh, and enjoy the company of fellow campers in a beautiful location.

Volleyball Court

You gotta bring it when you're on the Bear Run volleyball court! Friendly competition is always welcome here when we step out onto the court together!

Paved Basketball Court

Grab the rock and let’s get our hoops on, rain or shine, at our covered basketball pavilion! It's the perfect place for ballers of all skill levels to get their game and and drop some buckets!

Arcade & Pool Table (TEMP. UNAVAILABLE)

Enjoy a variety of indoor games and chalk up the cues for an always riveting game of pool on our Bear Run billiards table!

Horseshoe Pits

Without question a staple of a camping vacation, this outdoor favorite is always the scene of fun, competition, and great memories made in the outdoors.

Nature Walk

There's so much natural beauty at and around the campground for our guests... and the nature walk is a fantastic way to experience the sights and sounds of breathtaking Butler County.

Bird Watching

For our guests who love bird watching, Bear Run Campground offers a variety of beautiful bird species that are a joy to observe in the beauty of the great outdoors. Take in sightings of herons, osprey, an occasional Bald Eagle and many more!

Gaga Ball

Have you tried GaGa Ball yet? This fast-paced and family-friendly game is booming in popularity, and once you hop into the ring to play your first match, you'll see why!

Pirate Ship Playscape

The kids will love conquering the high seas from atop our Pirate Ship Playscape! Climb on-board, raise the flag, and sail off into an adventure!