Please join us for a sniffin' good time at Camp Warren in Eveleth, Mn. This year the Sniff-over is named in honor of Moby, one of Kristi Portugue's Portuguese Water Dogs, who we lost very suddenly this summer to heart failure due to cancer.
The camp is about a 3 hour drive from the Twin Cities. Located on the shores of Half Moon Lake, near Eveleth, Minnesota; it is a YMCA camp and it encompasses 480 acres of surrounding pine trees and lake shore. It was founded in 1927, and many of the cabins have been renovated in the past five years or so. Click on the word "map" to go to Google Maps and see the precise location and to get directions. The weekend will be a fun, and relaxing time for you and your canine companion, where you can enjoy nose work searches on the picturesque grounds of Camp Warren.
Three Nose Work experts will share their knowledge in a combination of full working sessions, along with some informal sessions. This year we will have Sue Sternberg and Sergio De Rojas joining Jeff McMahon, to share their knowledge of dogs and nose work with you. Sue is a fantastic human being, with an intuitive and creative approach to working with dogs. We are lucky to have her for the weekend and to share in her observations and ideas about the game of nose work. Sergio is one of Jeff's all time favorite trial judges. A professional K9 handler and trainer, Sergio has a well-rounded understanding of scent work and of handling dogs. As a trial judge, Sergio has seen just about every kind of search you can imagine, from a perfectly executed off-leash vehicle search to the disaster of a low pass-rate container search. Enjoy Sergio's great personality while you learn more about your dog and the game of nose work. And in the evenings, there will be opportunities for group conversations and discussions about all things nose work!
Both on-site and off-site accommodations are available for the camp. On-Site accommodations will be available in the various cabins throughout the camp. There will be 2 to 3 people and their dogs in each cabin. The camp style cabins each have 5-9 bunk beds that accommodate 8-18 summer campers, along with a bathroom and shower. Each cabin also has a fireplace, and room enough for dog crates. Some of the cabins are not winterized, but all have electricity so if the fireplace is not sufficient, you can bring an electric heater for supplemental heat. Cabins will be assigned by random draw based on considerations such as handler mobility, dog dynamics and room-mate preferences. Participants will need to provide their own bedding, sleeping bags, towels and linens. Dogs are to be crated in the cabins when unsupervised, or they can hang out in your car. (if you are ride sharing up to the camp, please indicate this on the registration form under comments) Meals are served family style at the Cub Lodge.
2:30-6pm - - check-in
3-5pm - - ice breaker search
5:30-6:30pm - - dinner
7:30pm - - Sue Sternberg Presentation
8am - - breakfast
9:30-12pm - - morning working session searches
12:30-1:30pm - - lunch break
2-5:00pm - - afternoon working session searches
5:30-6:30pm - - dinner break
7-8pm - - optional informal search session
8pm - - group conversations, discussion
8am - - breakfast
9:00-12:00pm - - morning working session searches
12:30pm - - lunch break
2-3:30pm - - optional informal search session
ON-SITE LODGING, TRAINING & MEALS: $550/person
LODGING for 2 nights and 3 days including taxes, insurance and service fees. Two to three people and their dogs will be assigned to each cabin. MEALS will be served family style in the main lodge. Menu modifications can be made for lactose intolerance, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets. Six meals are included in the meal packet price.
OFF-SITE LODGING, TRAINING & MEALS: $430/person
LODGING is also available at Super 8 Motel - ask for Camp Warren/The K9 Nose rate (approx. $98.89/night + tax, and no dog fee! Payable to Super 8 Motel) The motel is 4.5 miles away from the camp, and we have a reserved block of rooms available through August 19, 2018. An On-site Meal and Day-Use Plan is included for off-site Lodgers. MEALS will be served family style in the main lodge. Menu modifications can be made for lactose intolerance, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian diets. Six meals are included in the meal packet price.
**Please coordinate your lodging reservations directly with the Super 8 Motel or a hotel of your choice.
ON-SITE LODGING, AUDITING & MEALS: $430/person
OFF-SITE LODGING, AUDITING & MEALS: $310/person
Second Dog, same handler: $300.00 (There is NO extra charge if you bring two dogs and split the searches in which they participate. So that you are only taking up one working spot.)
Cancellations: Any cancellations made before August 1, 2018 will receive a full refund minus a $35 cancellation fee as long as your spot can be filled from the wait list. If your spot cannot be filled, then you will not receive your deposit back. Cancellations made after August 1, 2018 and before August 22, 2018, will receive a full refund minus $135.00 cancellation fee as long as your spot can be filled from the wait list. If your spot cannot be filled, then you will not receive your money back. Cancellations made after August 22, 2018 and before September 1, 2018, will receive a full refund minus a $200.00 cancellation fee as long as your spot can be filled from the wait list. If your spot cannot be filled, then you will not receive your money back. . For cancellations after September 1, 2018 – no refunds will be issued. No part of the fee will be refunded if this event cannot take place or be completed by reason of fire, civil disturbances, an Act of God, public emergency, or any other cause beyond the control of the event organizers.