Facility Rental

Bear River Ranch is available for rent, by organized groups from August 15 - May 10th each year.    The Ranch is able to comfortably sleep 300 people in our heated and air-conditioned cabins.  The Dining Hall has room to seat 160 people around tables for a meal or 200+ for a meeting.  Bear's Den, our large multi-purpose building is a great location for a large group event or meeting.
 

Facility Usage Fee
Overnight in cabins 14 person minimum per cabin

- 2 cabin minimum

$16.50 per person
Overnight - tent camping 24 person minimum $10.00 per person
1/2 Day Use  ( 1 - 4 hours) 24 person minimum $5.00 per person
Full Day Use  (over 4 hours) 24 person minimum $10.00 per person
 

We have a minimum usage fee of $500 per group. (facility rental, food service and activities can be combined to reach this minimum.)

Groups may check in any time after 4 pm.  Check out by 1:00 pm or you are welcome to pay a 1/2 day use fee and stay until 5:00 pm.

 

Facility usage includes:

  • Dining Hall - This is a large open room with tables and chairs.  It also has a large screen TV with DVD player.  The dining hall has two bathrooms.  This is a great building for a large group gathering.
  • Bear's Den - An elegant building with pine sided walls, tile floor and four bathrooms.  Tables and chairs can be set up to accommodate groups of 250+
  • Conference Room - This room is located off the lobby of our office and can be made available for groups wishing to have a small meeting room.  The carpeted floor, big screen TV and decor do not make it a good location for kids events, but an ideal location for a business meeting or small class. (for groups of 30 or less)
  • Swimming Pool - Groups must provide their own certified lifeguard.  (We would be happy to put you in contact with lifeguards that are available for hire.) 
  • Ursa's Landing (Our Main Pavilion) - This pavilion has a sound system with radio, lights, electricity and water.  There is plenty of room for a group of 100+ to dance, hold an outdoor meeting, or other large group activity.
  • Activity Pavilions - We have 6 small activity pavilions able to accommodate groups of 16 around two picnic tables.  Two of these pavilions have electricity and water.
  • Archery Range - Your group should provide their own equipment.  (A bow and 6 arrows are available for a daily rental fee of $5.  There is a maximum of 4 bows allowed in use on the archery range at any time.) The archery targets are taken down in the winter and may not be available for usage.
  • Fishing Pond - There is great fishing for kids and adults in our pond.  We have blue gill, sunfish and catfish.  Groups should bring their own poles. (Fishing pole, ready to fish is available for a daily rental fee of $5.)
  • Hiking Trails - We have miles of hiking trails for your group to enjoy.
  • Laundry Mat - A laundry mat with 8 washers and 8 dryers is available 24 hours a day. ($1 per wash or dry)
  • Sports field - We have a beautiful large playing field which is great for just about any sport.  Sporting Equipment is available for rental.
  • Trading Post - Our camp store can be opened at the group leader's request.  Candy, games, shirts, flashlights, umbrellas etc are available in the Trading Post.

Food Service:   Meals and snacks are available at a cost of $6.50 per person for breakfast and lunch, $7.00 per person for dinner, and $3.00 per person for snacks, $4.00 for unlimited beverages throughout the day.  All meals and snacks include unlimited beverages including, milk, hot chocolate, juice, and kool-aid.  Groups wishing food service will choose their meals prior to arrival.  A list of meal choices will be sent with your confirmation pack.  Meal times are flexible and determined by group needs.  

Guided tours of the animal area are available as an additional activity for facility renters.  The cost of an animal area tour is $80 per group of 20.  Tours for additional individuals are $5 each.  This is a 45 minute to one hour tour depending upon group. 

Other items available for groups

Golf Carts:  $50 per day (available to adults with valid drivers licenses only)

Fishing Poles: $5 per pole per day.

Archery Equipment: one bow and six arrows - $5 per day  (requires knowledgeable leader)

Atlatl and 2 darts:  $5 per day (requires knowledgeable leader)

Compass: $1 per day

Caving Helmets: $3 per helmet

Volleyball net:  $10 per day

Frog catching nets:  $2 per net (you keep the net)

Digital cameras:  $20 per day.  Pictures from the cameras memory card will be burned to a photo cd at no additional charge.

Giant bubble wands:  $1 per day

Activities - The following activities are available for purchase by groups.  Supplies, directions and a sample project will be provided for each activity requested.  If you prefer these activities can be lead by a Bear River Ranch staff for a fee of $20 per activity.  Activity fees are as follows:

Tie Dye shirts and dye:  $5 per person

Dream catchers:  $3 per person

Candle dipping:  $3 per person

Jump rope making:  $3 per person

Memory wire bracelets:  $3 per person

Stress Balls:  $1 per person

God's Eyes:  $1 per person

Grass Heads: $2 per person

Fimo Pens: $3 per person

Friendship bracelets: $2 per person

Pottery:  $4 per person for a small project (can be done on a potters wheel) +$3 per pot to fire and glaze

Chemistry Lab  $2 per experiment per person

    Ooblick, flubber, elephant tooth paste, super balls, giant bubbles

Giant bubble wands:  $4 per person

Owl Pellets:  $1.50 each

Additional activities that can be lead by a Ranch staff:

Fishing

Archery

Atlatl

Swimming

Orienteering / Treasure Hunt

Animal Safari

Scavenger Hunt

Survival Skills

If you are looking for even more activities options for your group please check out all the activities available at Cub Creek Science Camp.  Most of our summer activities can be adapted for user groups.

Adopt an Animal program:  One of the favorite activities of the summer is our "Adopt an Animal" program.  Campers learn about an animal and then become that animals adopted parent for their stay at camp.  They assist in all aspects of the animals care.  Groups with an educational focus can allow campers to research their animals prior to attending camp.  They could even make toys and treats for their adopted animal prior to arriving at camp.

Speak with Lori Martin if you are interested in this option.

Building Rental -

This applies to groups that would like to have a meeting or group gathering and do not need use of the entire facility?  Groups can park in the parking lot and use the specific building that they request.  Groups are responsible for their own set up and clean up of the buildings.

Bear's Den -  An elegant building with pine sided walls, tile floor and four bathrooms.  Tables and chairs can be set up to accommodate groups of 250+

Full Day: $250 / 5 - 12 hours of building usage (including setup and clean up time)

1/2 Day: $150 / 1 - 4 hours (including setup and clean up time)

Dining Hall (Main Room) - This is a large open room with tables and chairs. Groups would also have access to multiple microwaves and refrigerator.  It also has a large screen TV with DVD player.  The dining hall has two bathrooms.  This is a great building for a large group gathering.

Full Day: $250 / 5 - 12 hours of building usage (including setup and clean up time)

1/2 Day: $150 / 1 - 4 hours (including setup and clean up time)

Dining Hall (with kitchen) - Groups renting the kitchen will have access to plates, bowls, cups, utensils, pots and pans, cookie sheets, measuring cups etc. Groups are expected to clean and sanitize all items used and return them to their proper storage space after use.

Full Day: $400 / 5 - 12 hours of building usage (including setup and clean up time)

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