Young Kennel Club camp back with a bark

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) has announced the dates for its YKC Summer Camp, returning for the first time in six years.

Open exclusively to YKC members aged from 8-15, the camp is a perfect opportunity for children and teenagers to enjoy a holiday with their four-legged friends, whilst also keeping active, joining in with social events and taking part in plenty of training activities with their dog.

This year’s camp will be held at Rutland Showground in Oakham from Wednesday 12th  August – Monday 17th  August and will include the opportunity to practise a range of canine activities including agility, scent work, obedience and heelwork to music, as well as a full social schedule with team-building games, barbeques, a quiz night and a sports evening.

YKC members must have a parent or guardian on-site at all times, but all the family are welcome to enjoy the fun.

Vanessa McAlpine, Events Executive said: “YKC Summer Camp has previously been a real highlight in the Young Kennel Club calendar so we are delighted to see it return this year.

“Kids and their dogs are in for a really varied week of fun and games, with invaluable opportunities to socialise, train and compete alongside like-minded friends.”

Young dog lovers who are interested in attending summer camp should visit to find out about becoming a member, whilst visitors to Crufts 2020 can join the Young Kennel Club at a discounted rate of £12 by visiting the YKC stand.

The price for one member and family attending, including camping pitch, is £250. If another YKC member who is a sibling wishes to attend their cost of training and team activities will be £200. YKC members wishing to attend the camp can reserve a place by visiting