Sunday, March 6, 2016

Blue Ridge Mini Camp Schedule 2016

Note:  a previous version of the 2016 camp schedule included Steeplechase as one of the activities, however due to the high cost of the lure course machine, we are unable to offer Steeplechase this year.  At this time we are considering other options as a replacement, so stay posted for any new information.  

If you haven't already registered for Summer 2016 Mini Camp, here are the links to do so:

If you have any questions about this year's camp you may contact Noelle Weeks at

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Save the date for BRMC 2016!

Mark your calendars! It may be blustery and cold outside, but it’s never too soon to start planning for summer! This year's Blue Ridge Mini Camp will run from Check-in on Monday evening, August 8 until noon on Saturday, August 13 and will once again be held at the scenic 4-H Camp in Swanton, Maryland.

This year's activities will include: 
   Testing for the Dog Scout merit badge and title
   Rally Obedience
   Swimming and Water Activities
   K-9 Fitness
   Tricks & Heeling Classes
   Dog Care & Nutrition
   Hiking & Overnight Camping
   Arts & Crafts
   Evening Campfires

Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Early Bird Registration DEADLINE is April 15, 2016
Regular Registration DEADLINE is July 1, 2016

For details on camp fees click on the REGISTRATION FORM link below:

Don’t forget about our INCENTIVE PROGRAM!
anyone who refers a new camper will receive a $50 credit, the new camper will also receive a $50 credit.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Updated Registration Form

Please make sure the you are using the updated BRMC registration form with the correct fees listed ($625 for regular rate and $500 for the DSA Member in Good Standing Early Bird rate paid in full by April 30!)

T-shirt Design for BRMC 2015

Since pulling is going to be one of our new activities at Blue Ridge Mini Camp this year, we thought that our t-shirt design should reflect this theme.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Early Bird Discount Deadline Approaching!

March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb! So what does that have to do with Blue Ridge Mini Camp? It means that the DSA Member Early Bird Registration Deadline for Blue Ridge Mini Camp is quickly approaching! Although we've extended the Early Bird Registration Deadline from April 15 until April 30, time is running out so don't delay. Put your check in the mail today. Checks should be made payable to "DSA Troop 161."

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A glimpse at the past ...

We've prepared this video compilation of photos from past camps to help those of you on the fence who are trying to decide whether Blue Ridge Mini Camp is for you. We hope to see many repeat campers and new faces, too, at this year's event. Enjoy the show!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hot off the digital press!

Wondering what a typical day at Blue Ridge Mini Camp will look like? We leave nothing to chance. From the morning wake up call of Reveille until the sound of Taps, your day is planned and packed with activities. We've even scheduled a mid-day siesta for you to recharge your batteries. 

Although we may have a few minor tweaks, the schedule of activities is pretty close to final. Highlights of electives this year include Weight Pulling, Cani-Cross, K-9 Fitness, First Aid, Search and Rescue, and Scent Hurdle Racing. We'll also have the full complement of Trails, Water (including Dock Diving and Water Retrieve), and Shaping activities focused on Obedience. Each day ends with camaraderie  'round the campfire before turning in for the night.

Schedule of Activities (click to enlarge)

How much or how little you choose to participate in is up to you. No one is going to bully you — except for maybe Thelma Lou or Roger.

Dog Scout Bullies Thelma Lou and Roger