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YKC Summer Camp 2020

Wednesday 12th August – Monday 17th August

Rutland Showground, Showground Way, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TW

Event Information


Summer Camp is perfect for members who wish to spend a holiday having fun with their dogs and fellow YKC members. Its action packed to keep you and your dog entertained and also plenty of rest for your dog whilst you join in with team time and social activities.

YKC Members


YKC members must be aged between 8-15 years old to attend.

YKC Members must attend with parent/guardian who will be onsite at all times, and the whole family is welcome.



Arrival onsite: Wednesday 12th August (Camp opens at 12 midday)

Depart Site: Monday 17th August (Site closes at 12 midday)



All dogs must be at least 6 months of age to participate in the dog training elements, with certain disciplines such as agility and HTM requiring the dog to be at least one year old to take part. Dogs must be at least 4 months old to be on site.

QUESTION: My dog is 5½ months old, can it take part?

ANSWER: Unfortunately not, the hours of training across 4 days is a lot for a dog to take in. We require that all dogs be at least 6 months old to take part.




The price for attending the summer camp are as follows:

  • £250 for one member to attend - includes camping pitch. (£25.00 Deposit must be made to secure a place)
  • £200 per additional sibling (who wish to take part in training and social events)
  • £50 Electrical Hook Up (optional)



To ensure that members receive the most out of their stay, we expect all those attending to camp onsite. If there are extenuating circumstances, we will make exception in these instances but you would be required to source your own accommodation.

The YKC does not hire out any caravan or tent accommodation; Members and their families must supply their own caravan or tent.

All pitch sizes are 10m x 7m.

You are permitted to bring your own generators or you pay for electrical hook up. If you do provide your own generator, we will have curfew times at night when these will not be allowed to run.

Only members and accompanying family/guardians can stay onsite.

Venue Facilities


The Showground will access to the following facilities during your stay.

  • 24 hour toilet & shower block
  • Site camping area with drinking water points and outside sink with hot and cold water.
  • Washing up Area
  • Waste disposal suitable for caravans/motor homes.
  • Indoor areas: The Rutland Pavilion / Marquee / Clubhouse - fully licensed bar.
  • Electrical Charging points available
  • Hardstanding Carpark
  • Disabled access throughout the pavilion and including car parking.
  • Onsite catering Vans

Training & Learning


Training at camp provides challenges and enjoyment for everyone and the best part is that you do not need any previous experience to enjoy all of the brilliant activities that are on offer. Come along and join in with Agility, Handling, Obedience, Rally, Heelwork to Music, Hoopers and scent work. We will also incorporate a learning programme so you can rest your dogs but find out about all things canine!

Team Time & Social


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 eight Team leaders who are all volunteers and been involved with the YKC for many years. Each team has a team leader to inspire, encourage and help you throughout camp and it is a great chance to get to know one another and make friends. The social programme is an essential part of the Camp experience, and we have some brilliant activities lined up, team building games, BBQ night, quiz night, sports night including some great family nights for everyone on site to get involved!

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We will have onsite activities for family members to take part in: Daily Bingo, Puzzle Café, Adult Handling, 50 Points of a Dog Test, Dog Grooming, Team Building Games more to be added! All family members are encouraged to come along to the social evenings and maybe even have your own team!



Please be advised that Young Kennel Club members may be photographed or filmed at events, either individually or in a group and that these images may be used for Kennel Club purposes only. To opt out of any images of yourself or your child being used from Young Kennel Club activities or events you can email us ykc@thekennelclub.org.uk