Young Kennel Club Summer Camp leads the pack online

The Kennel Club has announced that this year’s Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp will run online, for the first time ever.

Taking place from 12th until 23rd August and arriving in the wake of the ongoing ‘lockdown’ situation, the upcoming digital alternative promises to provide plenty of activities and will be just as interactive as ever.

The YKC Summer Camp has been running since 1992 and was set for an action-packed return this summer, the first in six years, at Rutland Showground in Oakham. Sadly, amidst the current pandemic, the event in its physical form was cancelled in order to ensure the safety and security of participants, spectators, volunteers and staff. However, thanks to determination and perseverance, the event is set to return online, running for two weeks, with a full schedule of free activities to suit all interests, including a talent show, bake off and a dog walk challenge.   

Vanessa McAlpine, Events Executive at the Kennel Club, said: “We are so pleased to be able to announce the return of the YKC Summer Camp, in an all-new virtual format. We know how much our members were looking forward to it, and as such an adored YKC annual tradition, it will be a shame to not be able to see our attendees in person this year.

“However, with the new setup comes new opportunities, and by taking camp online we can run for longer, with even more fun and activities, and our members can continue to socialise and have fun with their friends, something which the YKC is renowned for. I would like to thank our hard-working staff and volunteers for ensuring Summer Camp can still go ahead this year.”

For more details on YKC Summer Camp and to view the full schedule, please visit