Day Camp Registration, Rates & Levels
Levels & Rates
The ultimate goal of the Summit K9 Day Camp program is to provide a sustainable, long term program that offers high quality, customized services that go above and beyond traditional daycare services. In order to generate the safest, most valuable group program, all participant dogs must complete significant skill building work. This program is designed to allow for significant one-on-one work with each dog in order to create a strong communication system and foundation of base skills. As dogs master these skills, they are able to earn trust at liberty and we are able to integrate them into more frequent group work. Due to this structure, participants in the day camp program are assigned levels that correlate with their current skillset and abilities. Each level is priced individually, reflecting the resources required to properly serve the needs of each individual dog.
Day Camp is available Monday through Friday and participants may register their dogs for anywhere between 1 and 5 days per week. Dogs enrolled in our programs must be assigned a level 3 or above in order to register for single days. Dogs assigned a level 2 or lower must register for between 2 and 5 days per week in order to maintain an ongoing spot in the program. This is to ensure that new dogs are receiving consistent training and handling on-site that will set them up for success in the program. Once Summit K9 staff are confident that the enrolled dog has established a routine and has built strong enough skills to be integrated into group work, they will likely be permitted to register for single days, unless there are other relevant concerns that require more one-on-one attention.
Brand new clients must complete a behavior evaluation ($75) prior to enrolling in Day Camp. New client dogs will be assigned as level 1 and will be required to begin Day Camp with a 4 week minimum commitment of 2 days per week or more. Exceptions may be made after evaluation if an onboarding client has done significant previous training before registration. This policy is to ensure that new dogs are receiving the consistent handling necessary to set them up for ongoing success during their time at camp.
Registration & Scheduling
Day camp is offered Monday through Friday and registration for on-site Day Camp will be scheduled on a rolling basis. When registering for a Day Camp package, you are reserving your specified days on an ongoing basis until you choose to terminate your registration. You are welcome to cancel at any time, but must provide 7 days notice in order to cancel without charge, so that we are able to open the spot to another interested participant on the waitlist.
We will, of course, allow for occasional missed weeks for vacation or other short breaks without losing your dog’s spot, but frequent breaks and cancellations or gaps longer than 1-2 weeks may result in the forfeit of your reserved space so that a consistent registrant may participate. Please note that while you are of course welcome to take a break from this program as desired, you may forfeit your booking and be added to the waitlist if you wish to register again in the future. In order to secure your reservation, we will require the first week paid in full.