Kids Camp

Kids camp is designed for children around the age of 8 to 12 and is essentially a fun, interactive morning or afternoon on the farm, working with and learning about the dogs and the pups. The specifics of what we will do will depend upon the weather and the age range of the dogs (and children!) at the time. It is essentially a summer product, but it may also be possible at other times of the year, depending on staff availability.

The children might, for instance, join in with morning free-runs with the pups or some slower walks with the older dogs. If the mosquitos aren't too bad, we may also do a little training on the agility course or in the GEE HAW maze. Or even, with the kick bikes (older children).

The children will each learn about the importance of continuing care for the dogs and how we assess their health each week. They can help us to massage some of the older dogs and to do some obedience training with some of the gentle dogs.

Non of our dogs bite, but some are calmer than others. With c.180 dogs to choose from, we can definitely find the right dogs to interact with your child to ensure that they get a positive and affirming experience.

If the children have come to us in the afternoon, they will be able to help with the preparation and distribution of the evening feed. This is something that three or four of the local children come and help with during the summer months since it is a fun time to interact with the dogs whilst also feeling useful around the farm.

Although this is a children-targeted product, parents can also participate if that is going to make the product more fun for the child. In that way too, younger children may also be able to take part.

Kids camp is generally run in English although we may be able to offer it in different languages for larger groups.

Duration:i> morning or afternoon on the farm
Price: €45 per participant