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Camps for Dogs and Owners Arkadelphia AR

Well, I think I just found the perfect excuse for all of us to go back to summer camp: our dogs. If you long for the simple days of summer camp, you can now take your canine companion to summer camp. There are many different options, but at most of them, you get food, lodging, and lots of fun with your dog. I already did the research for you. Here are a few of the more popular dog camps and their details.

DeGray Lake Resort SP
(501) 865-2801
Arkadelphia, AR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Bike Rentals, Tennis, Hiking Trails

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Arkadelphia Campground & Rv Parks
(870)246-4922,(870)246-4922
221 Frost Rd
Arkadelphia, AR
 
Hardy Camper Park (City Park)
(870) 856-2356
Hardy, AR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Laundry
Recreation
River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, River Fishing, Hiking Trails

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White Oak SP
(870) 685-2748
Bluff City, AR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Mt. View RV Park/Guest House Motel
(800) 793-3161
Mountain View, AR
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 1-Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Golf Nearby

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Arkadelphia Campground & RV Park*
(870) 246-4922
221 Frost Rd
Arkadelphia, AR
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Patios, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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KOA-Eureka Springs
(479) 253-8036
Eureka Springs, AR
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Basketball, Golf Nearby

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Crater of Diamonds SP
(870) 285-3113
Murfreesboro, AR
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Playground, Hiking Trails

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Jordan Recreation Area (COE-Norfork Lake)
(870) 499-7223
Jordan, AR
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Guides

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War Eagle Public Use Area (COE-Beaver Lake)
(479) 636-1210
Springdale, AR
Campground Availability
1-May thru 15-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, REC Open to Public

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Camps for Dogs and Owners

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Camps for Dogs and Owners


By Julee Meltzer

When I was seven years old, I went away for two weeks to summer camp on a pristine lake near Brooks, Maine. Like many camps, the girls were on one side of the lake and the boys were on the other. I still remember almost every little detail about those two weeks. I remember our overnight hike when the counselors forgot to bring any water, so we scavenged for wild blueberries. Trust me, wild blueberries are great, but they don’t do much for your thirst. I also remember the swimming and canoeing, and all the fun. Like many adults, I always wanted to go back to summer camp.

Well, I think I just found the perfect excuse for all of us to go back to summer camp: our dogs. If you long for the simple days of summer camp, you can now take your canine companion to summer camp. There are many different options, but at most of them, you get food, lodging, and lots of fun with your dog. I already did the research for you. Here are a few of the more popular dog camps and their details.

My No. 1 choice for a great doggie camp is Camp Unleashed in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The thing I liked the most about their philosophy is the first statement on their activities page: “No stupid pet tricks or best-of-show prizes—that's a promise.”

I agree, sometimes you don’t want to treat your dog like a dress-up Barbie. However, in place of the dress-up they have a serious roster of activities as follows:
  • Agility
  • A Natural Foods Approach to Preparing Meals for Your Dog
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Canine Aromatherapy
  • Canine Good Citizenship (CGC)
  • Canine Massage How-to
  • Clicker Training
  • Canine Water Sports
  • Canoeing with your Dog
  • Collecting Antique Dog Photographs
  • Disc Throwing or Frisbee™
  • Dock Diving
  • Dogs in Art History
  • Emergency First Aid for Dogs
  • Exploring Dog-Human Relationship
  • Flyball
  • Freestyle
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Healing for Animals with Reiki
  • Intensive Recall
  • Living with dogs: Creating Dog-friendly homes
  • Natural Health and Nutrition
  • Nature Hikes
  • Positive Approaches to Behavior Challenges
  • Rally-O
  • Swimming
  • Therapy Dogs
  • Tracking
  • Campfires
And, if you have never been to Western Massachusetts, you are in for a treat. We lived there for a few years. And, even today, we always stop there on our way in and out for the winter. Contact Information: Phone/Fax: 518-781-0446 Email: annie@campunleashed.com .

Farther down the coast is Barking Hills Country Club in the Delaware River Valley area near Frenchtown, New Jersey , less than 90 minutes from New York City. Their slogan: “Barking Hills Country Club—Where Every Human Must be Accompanied by a Dog.”

This is not an overnight camp, but a day country club, with certified dog trainers and instructors. They have a seven-acre piece of land with four acres actually fenced in so your dog can run to his heart’s content. They also provide classes and programs in agility , carting , flyball , and lure coursing . The surrounding D...

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