This month's issue of DogFancy contains an interesting article about summer camps that are specifically designed to accomodate families and their canine companions. The camps provide a variety of dog-friendly activities including agility, lure coursing, and dock jumping. Many camps also provide activities for humans, such as dog training and creative classes like dog treat making and spinning dog fur. Being dog camps, there are, of course, many activites a dog can do along with his human counterpart. Treasure / Scaventer Hunts, as well as Water Rescue are just two examples.
This sounds like a great idea! I had no idea these camps existed. For dog and outdoor lovers, what better way to incorporate your pooch into your vacation plans?
Here is a list of some canine camps, as provided by DogFancy:
- Camp Barking Hills, Hackettstown, NJ (open spring) ph: 908-996-9911, website: http://www.campbarkinghills.com/
- Camp Dogwood, Ingleside, IL (open spring & fall) ph: 312-458-9549, website: http://www.campdogwood.com/
- Camp Gone to the Dogs, Vermont (open summer & fall) ph: 888-364-3293, website: http://www.campgonetothedogs.com/
- Camp Unleashed, Becket, MA (open summer & fall) ph: 518-781-0446, website: http://www.campunleashed.com/
- Camp Winnaribbun, Stateline, NV (open summer & fall) ph: 775-348-8412, website: http://www.campw.com/
- Dog Days of Wisconsin, Almond, WI (open summer) ph: 800-226-7436, website: http://www.dogcamp.com/
- Dog Scout Camp, St. Helen, MI (open summer) Fort Worth, TX (open winter) ph: 989-389-2000, website: http://www.dogscouts.com/
- Dog Sports Camp, Oregon (open summer) ph: 541-826-6592, website: http://www.pawsitivelybullydogtraining.com/
- The Dog's Camp, Swannanoa, NC (open fall) ph: 828-649-3691, website: http://www.thedogscamp.com/