About the Weekend


The "All About the Dogs" Weekend is a 3-day event, including activities for children and their dogs. Some events are aimed at improving the child-dog team's obedience and showmanship skills or dog knowledge. Other events are aimed at providing the children with new/fun experiences, such as agility, dog-related arts and crafts, dog-related career opportunities, grooming demonstrations, and more.

The goal of the camp is to provide the children the ability to prepare for 4-H Fairs and Expositions, as well as introduce new participants to the world of 4-H dog showing. The camp is also open for 4-H leaders of the dog programs, to continue to learn and gain more knowledge to bring back to their clubs. This is very helpful for leaders to network and learn techniques to share with their 4-Hers. While all 4-H campers under 12 are required to have a parent/guardian attend with them, all parents are invited to spend the weekend at the camp.


Who is Invited?
Dog Information
Bandana Program
Arrival and Departure
Facilities
Directions
Transportation
Safety

Who Is Invited

* Youth 12 & over and their dogs are welcome with or without parent/ guardian.
* Youth 8-11 are invited, with their dog, but a parent/guardian must stay with youth under 12.

We recommend those children that are not ready to stay over night to participate in the Saturday only activities option. **Note: Male and females are housed in separate dorms/floors; none of the dorms are co-ed/family style.

Come for the weekend, or just come Saturday, 8:00am to 6:00pm.
4-H Leaders are welcome to attend.
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Dog Information

Dogs must be in good health, free of contagious diseases and fleas.
All dogs must have a current health form and a rabies certificate (within the past three years). Dogs need to be under the control of their handlers and not aggressive toward other dogs or people. The dogs stay in the dorms with the campers at night, so crate trained quiet dogs only, please. It is highly recommended that dogs have flea and tick preventative on them.
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Bandana Program

Dogs who need more space will be wearing a special orange bandana provided. These are not bad dogs. When you see a dog wearing this orange bandana just proceed with caution when approaching, and speak with the human about the best way to handle a dog-to-dog introduction. All dogs are expected to be reasonably well socialized and people/dog friendly. We understand that some dogs are good dogs, but do not react well when another dog invades their personal space. This prevents a child from continuously having to worry that another dog maybe getting to close to their dog. The bandana program is for the safety and precaution of all participants, including those dogs wearing them; safety is out top priority! If you need a bandana make sure you mark on application form appropriately.
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Arrival and Departure

Arrival time for weekend participants is Friday night between 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Most families bring a picnic dinner and eat in our dining hall. Drinks will be available, but no meal is served Friday night. Sandwiches can be purchased at New Boston Pizza or at Dodges Store in New Boston village (1 mile).
Pick up will be Sunday 11:30 PM.
Saturday only participants will be present from 8:00am until 5:00pm.
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Facilities

The 4-H dog weekend is held on 125 acres at the Hillsborough County Youth Center in New Boston NH. Staff and campers stay in two buildings that have all necessary facilities. The campers will be provided with a cot and mattress. Campers will have 24-hour supervision. Boys and girls are housed in separate buildings or on separate floors. A camp kitchen with dining pavilion provides the eating facilities. Level fields provide space for all sports and other outdoor activities. The T. R. Langdell Arena or the Charles Buck Barn will be used for activities if it rains.
Click here for a map of the facilities.
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Directions

The Hillsborough County Youth Center at 15 Hilldale Lane in New Boston NH. Click here for a map and customizable directions to the grounds.
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Transportation

All youth are responsible for transportation to and from the facilities.
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Safety

The NH All About The Dogs Weekend reserves the right to add additional rules before the start of camp. All rules will be posted and gone over at the start of camp. These rules are mandatory and for anyone who chooses not to follow, parents will be contacted and you will be asked to leave.
Due to safety reasons parking will only be in posted areas.
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