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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!



No Events This Weekend: Closed for public safety.


No Events This Weekend: Closed for public safety.



Grand Opening and Cinco De Mayo: Pot Luck & Piñata this weekend! You won't want to miss this celebration!


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


Salute to Our Hero's Weekend: This weekend, 25% off campsites for all First Responders & Military!


Memorial Day Weekend: Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with us! Jungle Terry animal show! Live Music & More. POOL OPENS!


Birthday Weekend: Celebrate Moraine State Park’s 50th Birthday! Hot Dogs and Cake!



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


Acoustic Weekend: Join us for some classic folk rock performances from the 1970s!


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


School's Out for Summer: Face painting, Balloon artist & DJ Bubble Lady!



Fourth of July Weekend: Summer Fiesta Pool Party! “American Pie” band, Ice Man Reptile Show and more!


Hawaiian Luau Weekend: Aloha! Join us for a fun, Hawaiian-themed weekend of family activities!


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


Christmas in July: Santa & Mrs. Claus are coming to town! Site decorating contest!



Regatta at Lake Arthur: Fireworks/Car Show at Moraine State Park! It's going to be a fun time in Portersville!


Annual Harvest Corn Roast: An awesome midsummer event! Join us for good times and live music.


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


Country/Western Weekend: Yee-haw! Join us for live music, country fun, and a petting zoo!


Arts & Crafts Weekend: Show off your creativity with us this weekend!



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


Taste of Italy: Come dine with us this weekend and take part in our delicious pasta dinner!


Mountain Pie Bake-Off: Bluegrass music by “Echo Valley” this weekend, and our classic Mountain Pie Bake-Off!


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



Pig Roast: Our awesome annual pig roast! Sat. at 4 pm, Music By “Harmony Hot Haus”


Halloween Party I: Our first Halloween celebration! Trick-or-Treat & Family Dance.


Halloween Party II: Our second Halloween celebration! Trick-or-Treat & Family Dance.

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!

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