Day Camp FAQS
Q: How are the groups arranged?
A: Campers are assigned to play groups based on size and play style. We have four groups: Fireflies (small dogs and the occasional larger, older, very gentle dog), Buckaroos (large, young, and active dogs), Bigfoots (mature dogs), and Bandicoots (dogs who are refining their social skills and dogs who are good teachers of social skills).
Q: What are the daily activities?
A: Each week, we create a new list of daily enrichment activities. And every day we have different activities for each hour of Camp. Examples include: treat puzzles for brain work, shaping new behaviors, Klimb configurations for confidence building, interactive play with toys, pool parties to stay cool, and practicing basic commands.
Q: Do dogs need rest?
A: Yes! Rest is important for dogs of all ages. Camp activities run from 9am to 5pm. Eight hours of uninterrupted play and learning would be overstimulating for most dogs (even very active ones!). To make sure our campers are happy, healthy, and participating, we have a one hour supervised nap time in the middle of the day. Campers also have the opportunity to rest during activities involving treats (for their safety, treat-oriented activities are done one-on-one instead of in a group). When needed, extra breaks are given to our young puppies and older dogs.
Q: Where do the dogs rest?
A: Each play group has a dedicated rest area where campers can settle down for nap time in a crate with a fleece blanket. We turn the lights down and the music on to create a perfect nap time atmosphere.
Q: How do the Half Days work?
A: AM Camp includes all the activities from 9am to 12:30pm. On weekdays, parents can drop off from 6:30am-8:30am and pick up between 11am-1pm. PM Camp includes all the activities from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. On weekdays, parents can drop off between 11am-1pm and pick up between 5pm-7pm.