Dog Camp

Description 

Kentucky 4-H Camp Canine is an overnight camping program designed for 4-H members and their dogs. Together the 4-H member and their dog will participate in classes on a variety of topics surrounding the care and handling of their animal. The program provides a fun, low-stress environment for youth handlers (beginners to advanced) to practice showing their animal.

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This event fosters mastery by learning about dog breeds, anatomy, conformation, and animal care and management, belonging by interacting with youth from their county and counties across the state, independence by demonstrating responsible dog ownership, and generosity by participating in a community service project for a local animal shelter. 


Logistics 

  • May 18-20, 2018 
  • Registration opens at 5PM (ET)
  • J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp, London, Kentucky
  • Contact your county extension office for information regarding deadlines and fees (link). 

Registration

  • Registration Form
  • Kentucky 4-H Dog Health Form (Please note all dogs registered for 4-H Dog Camp must have a completed form submitted by March 1 to their county Extension agent.)
  • Kentucky 4-H Dog Declaration Form (Please note all dogs registered for 4-H Dog Camp must have a completed form submitted by March 1 to their county Extension agent. Please make photos light in color or light enough to see the coloring of the dog.)
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (available from veterinarian)
  • Personal Information & Enrollment Form (PIEF)
  • Agent Resource Guide (password protected - link)

Additional Information

  • Kentucky 4-H Dog Program Rule Book and Guide (2017-18)
  • Dog Camp Letter
  • Camp Canine 2017 Agenda
  • Each county club is asked to bring one "doggy" item (e.g., dog toys, dog books, etc.) to camp for each 4-H member attending. These items are used as prizes for events throughout the program.
  • Cloverbud Policy: Cloverbud members may not participate at the Kentucky 4-H Camp Canine Program. Cloverbud members may participate in county 4-H dog clubs if allowed by the county for the purpose of training and non-competitive and age appropriate activities. 
  • Score Sheet Examples for Kentucky 4-H Camp Canine Program (subject to change)

Volunteer Opportunities

   

State Contact:  Ashley Osborne| ashley.osborne@uky.edu | 859-218-0986