Kennel Club launches online YKC Summer Camp event

Kennel Club has announced its Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp will run online for the first time, due to the ongoing pandemic.

Taking place from 12 until 23 August and arriving in the wake of the ongoing ‘lockdown’ situation, the upcoming digital alternative promises to provide “plenty of activities and will be just as interactive as ever”.

The YKC Summer Camp has been running since 1992 and was set for an action-packed return this summer, the first in six years, at Rutland Showground in Oakham

Earlier this year, Kennel Club announced it had cancelled the YKC event.

It said that the decision has been taken in light of the government’s most recent announcement regarding continued lockdown measures.

The decision “also takes into account the safety and security of participants, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events, which are of paramount importance”.

Vanessa McAlpine, events executive at the Kennel Club, said: “We are so pleased to be able to announce the return of the YKC Summer Camp, in an all-new virtual format. We know how much our members were looking forward to it, and as such an adored YKC annual tradition, it will be a shame to not be able to see our attendees in person this year.

“However, with the new setup comes new opportunities, and by taking camp online we can run for longer, with even more fun and activities, and our members can continue to socialise and have fun with their friends, something which the YKC is renowned for. I would like to thank our hard-working staff and volunteers for ensuring Summer Camp can still go ahead this year.”

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