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Camps for Dogs and Owners Chesapeake VA

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.

Chesapeake Campground*
(757) 485-0149
693 S. George Washington Hwy
Chesapeake, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Fiel

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North Landing Beach Riverfront Campground and Resort
(757) 426-6241
Virginia Beach, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, No Motorcylists, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, River Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Holiday Trav-L-Park of Virginia Beach*
(866) 850-9629
1075 General Booth Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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MILITARY PARK (Cape Henry Travel Camp-Ft. Story)
(757) 422-7601
Virginia Beach, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Pond Fishing, Playground, Tennis, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Tall Pines Harbor Waterfront Campground
(800) 421-7116, (757) 824-0777
8107 Tall Pines Lane
Sanford, VA
Campground Availability
180 Total Camp/RV Sites, 4 20 Amp Service, 81 30 Amp Service, 26 50 Amp Service, 5 Higher Amp Service, 180 Electric and Water, 60 Full Hookups, 3 Group Sites, 100 Max RV Length, 5 No Hookups, 14 Pull-Thru Sites, 3 Rental Trailers, 25 Seasonal, 116 Sideouts, 7 Tent Sites,
Services
Park Trailers,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Planned Activities, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming - Lake, Swimming Pool, Water activities,

Indian Cove Resort
(757) 426-2601
Virginia Beach, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Virginia Beach KOA
(800) KOA-4150
Virginia Beach, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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First Landing-Seashore State Park
(757) 412-2300
Virginia Beach, VA
Campground Availability
Memorial Day thru Labor day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Bike Rentals, Hiking Trails, Local Tours, REC Open to Public

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MILITARY PARK (The Colonies Travel Park)
(757) 788-2384
Hampton, VA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Saltwater Fishing, Play Equipment, Tennis, Volleyball

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North Bay Shore Campground
(800) 421-7116, (757) 426-7911
3257 Colechester Road
Virginia Beach, VA
Campground Availability
90 Total Camp/RV Sites, 70 20 Amp Service, 70 30 Amp Service, 15 50 Amp Service, 90 Electric and Water, 5 Full Hookups, 35 Max RV Length, 9 No Hookups, 12 Pull-Thru Sites, 50 Seasonal, 50 Sideouts,
Services
Cabin Rentals,

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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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