Hearts and Paws
Together for Life

Club Pup Kids and Dogs Camp

Celebrating our 20th year of camp fun! 

"The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic!" -Henry Ward Beecher

The relationship of a child with their dog can teach so much about respect, discipline, communication, and responsibility. Hearts and Paws Club Pup Kids Camps create an atmosphere to:
  • strengthen the relationship between the child and their dog.
  • instruct how the dog’s mind perceives the world physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • impart skills necessary to work with dogs as a serious hobby or potential career.
  • encourage creativity, problem solving, and teamwork through group projects and games.
Activities are held in spacious indoor, air-conditioned training areas as well as a large, outdoor agility field. Teams are put together according to age with appropriate challenges.
Our camps offer a unique opportunity for campers to learn about leadership, teamwork, and the wonderful world of dogs.
Watch this testimonial video from the perspective of counselors, campers, and their parents:

Summer Camps Details & Schedules

Companion Camp - Sorry, all Companion camps full. Waitlist available.

Intro Course for first time campers or those choosing to work with rescue dogs. (Campers 9-16 yrs old)

In camp you'll learn to: 
Explore your dog's five senses. Learn the different ways your dog's ears, eyes and awesome nose affect their perceptions in daily life.
Teach your dog essential training skills: Sit, Stand, Down, Stay, Wait-at-Doors, Come-When-Called, Loose Leash Walking
Intro to Agility Training Obstacles: Jumps,Tunnels, A-frame, Dog Walk, Chute, and Tire Jump.
Learn how to keep your dog clean and healthy through brushing and bathing.

Understanding Human-to-Dog Body Language: Dog signals that show friendliness, fear, stress, and relaxation as well as human signals that will relax or stress dogs.
Discover and identify different dog breeds and characteristics.
Perform fantastic tricks and show off your dog's style in our Costume & Trick Showcase.
Express your creativity in our Doggie Arts and Crafts, Camp Picture, and Dog Safety Certificate.
Upon Completion Campers receive:  Certificate of Completion, Camp T-shirt and Group Picture

Companion Camp dates:
June 3-7, 2019 - Camp Full: Registration Closed, Wait List Available
June 10-14, 2019 - Camp Full: Registration Closed, Wait List Available
June 24-28, 2019 - Camp Full: Registration Closed, Wait List Available
July 15-19, 2019 - Camp Full: Registration Closed, Wait List Available
July 22-26, 2019 - Camp Full: Registration Closed, Wait List Available
July 29 - Aug 2, 2019 - Camp Full: Registration Closed, Wait List Available

Gameskills Camp

For Campers & Companions who have completed the Companion Camp. (Campers 9-16 yrs old)

In camp you'll learn to:
Navigate your walking skills through the Water Relay, win it all at the Recall Doggie Race Track
Persevere in the Down Stay Lifeline
Use your knowledge to gain huge rewards in Dog Jeopardy
Take your dog to the next level in Agility with the See Saw, Weave Poles and Wing Jumps
Sequence multiple obstacles in a row
Super Stays for up to minutes with distraction.
Rescue Recall- teach your dog to find you out of sight!
Use Toys, Touch and Events as rewards
Stretching and Massage techniques to relax and prevent injury
Advanced Tricks and Skills like those used in the movies!
Overview of various Dog Sports
Team building skills using Improv techniques and create an original skit to showcase your whole teams talents and creativity for the Parent Showcase.
Upon Completion Campers receive: Certificate of Completion, Camp T-shirt and Group Picture

Gameskills Camp dates:
June 17-21, 2019
July 8-12, 2019 - only 3 spots left

Register for both camps!

Monday - FridayDrop offs between 7:30-7:50am

Camp Starts: 8am        Camp Ends: 3pm       Pickup: 3:00-3:15pm

Aftercare available until 5pm*
For additional charge of $10 per hour. Must be prearranged and reserved.
Please let us know if you need pick up earlier for an urgent reason. The afternoon activities are designed around team efforts and missing members affect the outcome.

Campers bring their own lunches Mon - Thurs
Hearts and Paws will provide juice, water, and healthy snacks for morning and afternoon breaks. 

Hearts and Paws will provide pizza and soft drinks for lunch on Friday!

Camp Cost:
One Week: $425
Two Weeks: $825 (This is a returning camper discount and will be credited to any camp after initial camp.)
A $175 deposit per week is required to secure registration (non-refundable within 4 weeks of camp start unless slot can be filled). Balance is due 3 weeks before camp. Returning Camper/Sibling receives an additional $25 discount per camp.

Mandatory Interviews for all camps!

Campers must have an interview with dogs, including rescue dog recipients and campers that have been to camp previously. The purpose of this interview is to:
  • Assess the dog's temperament in a group
  • Assess the dog’s physical ability to participate in the activities
  • Discuss safe handling techniques and dog body language
  • Present equipment needs
  • Sign Medical Release Form
If your personal dog is possibly not physically or socially suited for camp, we can provide a dog for your camper to train. We will notify you of interview times and dates after application and deposits are received. Interviews are usually held on Saturday afternoons in groups of ten and take approximately one hour. Dogs must be 4 months or older at the start of camp to participate.  Summer camps fill up quickly so register your camper as soon as possible!

Have Hearts - Have Paws - Have Fun!