Doggy Day Camp
Doggy Day Camp at Rocky Gorge Resort
Ever wonder what your dog does all day while you're gone? Do you have to deal with your dog's energy overload when you come home from work? Is going to the dog park with your dog something you'd like to do, but you can't find the time? Does your dog want to play fetch for hours, but you don't? Are you having work done on your house and you need to get Fluffy out from underfoot?
Why not bring your dog to Doggy Day Camp for a day of supervised doggy fun?
We all know that dogs are social animals and benefit from interacting with other dogs. Your dog being allowed to act like a dog in a pack helps remove anxiety and decreases the need to act out. We also know that exercise is essential to your pet's physical and emotional well-being. Doggy Day Camp provides an opportunity for your dog to run and play with other dogs in supervised indoor and outdoor settings. Your dog will be tired and happy when you pick him or her up, free of pent-up energy and ready to relax at home.
Doggy Day Camp is available Monday - Friday from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. We offer full and half-day sessions. A half-day is 7 a.m.–1 p.m. or 1 p.m.–7 p.m. Reservations are recommended, but we do accommodate walk-ins if we're not too crowded. Prices are $28 for a full day, $18 for a half-day, Saturdays $20 and $16 for a half-day while your pet is lodging in the resort.
As the campers arrive, we feed them breakfast if they haven't already eaten. You may bring food from home or we can feed Purina EN from our kitchen. We also have a variety of canned foods available. As a convenience, many of our regular campers keep a supply of their food in the resort kitchen for their meals at camp.
After breakfast and a short rest for digestion, everyone goes outside for a romp in our private dog park. The resort has four large dog runs in a wooded setting with fences and specially designed canine turf for the exclusive use of the campers and lodgers. In addition to games of fetch and chase, we have rolling balls, jumps, a tunnel & chute, and weave poles for outdoor fun. Releasing excess energy early in the day helps the dogs relax and play well together.
When everyone is well exercised, the campers gather in the playroom where they can chew on chew toys, play indoor games, and get hugs and belly rubs. When the campers are rested, it's time to go back outside to run and play. We alternate indoor and outdoor play throughout the day to maximize energy output without exhausting the campers.
Lunch is served around noon for those campers who eat lunch. There's an hour-long rest period after lunch. If the campers are restless, their counselor will read them stories until they settle down. Treats are served after rest period, then it's back outside.
We offer resort rewards for each paid day of camp and for referrals. A free day of camp is awarded for every 10 paid days and for each referral we receive.
Each of the campers is given a free temperament assessment prior to joining the group. If you are unable to schedule the assessment, we can assess your dog on his or her first day of camp. If we are unable to include your pet in camp that day, we will place him or her into a room in lodging at the regular rate for camp. The temperament assessment is designed to determine if the prospective camper is too fearful or aggressive to play well with a group of unfamiliar dogs. These assessments help ensure the safety and enjoyment of your pet. However, no assessment can accurately predict all of the dogs' responses to all situations. It is possible that individuals may not always get along with each other. In that case, any aggressive dogs will be removed from the group and placed in "time-out." If aggressive behavior cannot be redirected the dog(s) will not be allowed back into the group.