Bear River Ranch is available for rent by organized groups from September 15 – April 30 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.
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:
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 the group.
Other items available for groups
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:
Orienteering / Treasure Hunt
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 setup 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+ Call for a quote.
Small 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. Call for a quote.
Small 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. Call for a quote.
Large Dining Hall – This is a large open room with a stage. Tables and chairs can be set up to accommodate groups of 400+ Call for a quote.