Dawn has settled its warm glow upon the trees dappling 60-acres of rolling farmland, beckoning sleepy campers forth from their tents to admire the golden morning unfolding around them. This serene scene at Bear Run Campground rings in a day filled with leisure and excitement, the calm of relaxed breakfasts followed by the splashes of outdoor enthusiasts embarking upon aquatic adventures in rental kayaks. Since its founding in 1975 by the Wehr family, Bear Run has accommodated all types of campers with a variety of lodgings, ranging from cabins and rental units outfitted with all the comforts of home to primitive tenting sites equipped with nothing but a clear space for a tent and a post to tie up pet pterodactyls. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, a game room, and a softball field, and staff also organize camp-wide activities.
Inflated structures and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses and slides. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne. In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for the Preschool Playdate program, where instructors lead games and activities. Special events include family-bounce night, which lets parents join in the bouncing or relax in the party room and do grownup things, such as eat marshmallows with a knife and fork.
In theory, a family could visit Fun Fore All once a week for two months and always find something new to do. During one visit, they might putt their way past waterfalls on two 18-hole mini golf courses; during the next, they might race around the go-kart track or use a round of bumper boats to decide who has to pay that month's yacht insurance.
But if those seasonal and year-round attractions aren't enough, Fun Fore All has even more to offer in the form of batting cages, an arcade, and Ballocity?a three-story play area outfitted with 30-plus interactive features, including a four-story slide. For budding rock climbers or anyone looking for a challenge, there's 26-feet of rock to climb, and the Kiddie Rides include Mini Tea Cups, a Happy Swing and the Kiddie Coaster. Guests can stay properly fueled for all this action, too, thanks to a snack bar stocked with sandwiches, pizza, wings, and wraps.