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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!


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!



Easter/Opening Weekend: Water on weather permitting


Fishing Derby Weekend: Prizes!


April 29-May 1

Cinco De Mayo: Grand Opening


Mothers Day Weekend: Craft for Mom, Up to $10 off breakfast for all registered “Mom” campers


Birthday Weekend!: Hot Dogs and Cake!


Salute to our Hero’s Weekend: 25% off campsites for all First Responders & Military


Memorial Day Weekend: Jungle Terry animal show! “Hat Trick” Band & More!


3 –5

Comedy Weekend: Ventriloquist show on Saturday. Come for a laugh!


Jeep Fest: (Butler County Event)


Father's Day Weekend: Chainsaw carver & Up to $10 off breakfast for all registered “Dad” campers


School's Out for Summer: Balloon artist, temporary tattoo artist & DJ Bubble Lady



4th Weekend: Live Music by “American Pie”, Jungle Terry and more!


Oldies/ Ice Cream Social Weekend: This is a going to be a deliciously good weekend... don't miss it!


Island Party Weekend: Live music by “Pantropics”


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


Wild World of Animals Weekend: It's an exposition of amazing animals at Bear Run!



Regatta at Lake Arthur: Fireworks/Car Show @ Moraine


Annual Harvest Corn Roast: Live Music & All You Can Eat Corn


Country/Western Weekend: Live Music


Civil War Encampment Weekend: Civil War Demo & Music on Saturday



Labor Day Weekend: Jungle Terry animal show! “Eugene and the Nightcrawler’s" band, plus much more!


Taste of Italy: Pasta Dinner


Mountain Pie Bake-Off: Live Music


McConnell’s Mills Heritage Festival: This awesome local event is fun for the whole family and is just 3 miles away!


September 30- October 2

Pig Roast: Saturday at 4 pm Live Music. Limited Tickets!


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


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

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!

Game Room & Pool Table

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!