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KineticDog is hosting our seventh annual Winter Camp with instructors Mary Ellen Barry & Jessica Ajoux.  What a great way to ward off the winter blues! These camps will be held at Orchard Hills Dog Training in Barto, PA.  The site is indoors, heated on Sprinturf.  Camp format will be a little different this year due to COVID-19.


We are starting out with just announcing and opening two handling camps.  Once these camps are full, I will be able to better estimate the demand.  Additional camps and workshops will be announced at that time. Additional camps and workshops will include Perry DeWitt as an additional instructor.


In order to maintain social distancing, there will be 4 groups in each handling camp with 5 dog/handler teams in each group. You will spend 4 hours each day with each instructor, either AM (8:30-12:30) or PM (1:30-5:30).  Because the groups only have 5 students, you will receive the equivalent instruction and floor time as a full day seminar.  You will only be in 1 session per day and may be in a different time spot each day.  Due to the nature of this format, I will not be able to accept requests for either AM or PM.



Group 1 (5 teams) Sat AM MEB, Sun PM Jess

Group 2 (5 teams) Sat AM Jess, Sun PM MEB

Group 3 (5 teams) Sat PM Jess, Sun AM MEB

Group 4 (5 teams) Sat PM MEB Sun AM Jess



$435 working spot /No auditing spots available at this time.  Limit 20 working spots.


All camps and workshops are no frills, bring your own lunch and snacks.


You must register and pay for both days of the handling camps.  There is no sharing of camp spots and no partial camp spots will be available unless spots are still available after February 1.





Registration is currently open to KineticDog students. Registration will open on Monday January 11 at 8am EST to everyone else.  2020 Winter campers who register within the first 30 minutes will be given priority for working spots.


IMPORTANT: Pennsylvania is currently requiring that travelers entering PA from other countries and states, as well as Pennsylvanians who are returning home from other countries or states, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth.  If this requirement is still in place at the time of camp, you will be required to send proof of a negative COVID test as detailed above before camp.


Sequencing Camp - Click Here to Register

Coursework Camp - Click Here toRegister



Sequencing Camp: 2/13 & 2/14 (Sat & Sun)

Instructors: Jessica & Mary Ellen


Handlers will learn how and where to apply different handling options using shorter sequences.  Contacts and weaves will not be included.  Dogs should have a solid start line and should be sequencing 8-10 obstacles consisting of jumps and tunnels (full height jumps not required).  Dogs and puppies 8 months and older are welcome.


Participants will spend 1 four hour session with each instructor. 




Coursework Camp: 2/27 & 2/28 (Sat & Sun)

Instructors: Jessica & Mary Ellen


Handlers will be put to the test working on more difficult and technical courses.  Dogs should be 18 months or older, proficient on all obstacles, and should be able to complete USDAA Challenge, UKI Masters/Champ level courses.


Participants will spend 1 four hour session with each instructor.