Press Releases

Young Kennel Club Summer Camp Cancelled

12th May 2020 - 3:00 PM


The Kennel Club has announced, with regret, the cancellation of the 2020 Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp due to take place on August 12 - 17 at Rutland Showground in Oakham.

This decision has been taken in light of the Government’s most recent announcement concerning the ongoing ‘lockdown’ situation during the pandemic and also takes into account the safety and security of participants, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events, which are of paramount importance.

Refunds will be issued as soon as possible to those YKC Members who have already paid to attend Summer Camp.

The Kennel Club looks forward to staging YKC Summer Camp next year from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 August.

Advice on the situation regarding the pandemic is changing daily and the Kennel Club strongly suggests that everyone keeps aware of updates as issued by the Department of Health at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Further announcements regarding how the pandemic is affecting other Kennel Club events will also be posted on the Kennel Club website at www.thekennelclub.org.uk as well as on the Kennel Club’s various social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

Vanessa McAlpine, Events Executive at the Kennel Club, said: “It is such a shame that this year’s YKC Summer Camp has had to be cancelled. This was going to be the first such event for six years but it was not to be. We know how much everyone was looking forward to it, but the health and welfare of all participants must come first and now we turn our sights to 2021 when we shall surely see a Summer Camp full of the friendship and fun which the YKC is famous for.”

All queries regarding YKC Summer Camp should be directed to ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk.


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