Young Kennel Club summer camp deposit

Summer camp 2024 is back and it is the biggest event for Young Kennel Club members. Held at Rutland Showground, it guarantees the whole family and dogs a summer holiday of fun so reserve your place today. Camp will feature dog training for multiple disciplines and a social programme throughout the day and evening and fun for all the family!

Further details

  • When booking you will need to complete the event questions that assist in organising summer camp this should only take ten minutes of your time.

  • Saturday 27 July - Friday 2 August

  • Held at Rutland Showground, Showground Way, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TW

  • Young Kennel Club Members must attend with parent/guardian who will be onsite at all times, and the whole family is welcome to attend

  • Members must be aged between 7-16 years old to take part in training and the social programme.

  • The cost for the members to take part in the training and social programme is £260 per member

  • If a sibling is attending their training and social programme will be charged at a reduced rate of £210 (£50 discount)

  • Camping costs (£25 pounds per night £125) for five nights non-electric grass pitch or £150 (£30 pounds per night) for five nights for electric grass pitch. This is from Sunday 28 July - Friday 2 August. If you do wish to camp from Saturday 27 July this will be an extra £10 - Camp will begin on Sunday afternoon.

  • All pitches are suitable for tent, trailer tent, caravan/campervans

  • The deposit fee is £40.00 per member (non refundable) - this will be deducted from the final amount 

  • More information can be found on the Young Kennel Club website


Dog training

  • Agility

  • Handling

  • Obedience and rally

  • Heelwork to music

  • Hoopers

  • Dog Grooming

  • Scent Work

  • Fun games, trick training and a chance to take one of the Good Citizen Dog Training scheme awards

Social programme
Members and their dogs spend so much of the day training that we try to give your dogs a break whilst you have team time. With our brilliant team leaders who are all volunteers and been involved with the Young Kennel Club for many years, they will lead teams in challenges and games. The social programme is an essential part of the camp experience, and we have some brilliant activities lined up, sports night, family games night, dance night and last night party some great family nights for everyone on site to get involved!

Family fun
We will have onsite activities for family members to take part in: daily bingo, puzzle cafe, adult handling, 50 points of a dog test, dog grooming, and team building games, fun run and more to be added. All family members are encouraged to come along to the social evenings and maybe even have your own team!

Site facilities

You have access to the following facilities during your stay:

  • 24-hour toilet and shower block  

  • Site camping area with drinking water points

  • Washing up area (not for dogs) 

  • Waste disposal suitable for caravans/motor homes  

  • Indoor areas - the Rutland Pavilion and main marquee  

  • Clubhouse - fully licensed bar open 5.30pm – 9.30pm

  • Pre-ordered catering – breakfast hours: 7am – 8:30am - Dinner Hours 5:30-7:00pm. If you do purchase food in advance, you will be given catering vouchers once onsite

  • Electrical charging points available in the main marquee

  • Hard standing carpark

  • Disabled access throughout the pavilion and including car parking

  • Tea and coffee available in the main marquee

  • Picnic benches

  • First Aid Medical Team

Camping facilities 
Families must provide their own tents or caravans.

  • All pitch sizes are 10m x 8m

  • On the day of arrival on 27 July the pitches will be available from 12pm onwards and they must be vacated by 12pm on Friday 2 August.

  • Pre-booked electrical hook-up on-site  

  • Generators are permitted between the hours of 8am – 10pm.

  • All those camping on the showground field need to please bring additional supporting pads to the ones which are fitted to your motorhome or caravan. This is due to stopping caravans from sinking into the ground in wet weather.