Camp met my expectations times ten. It was all, and so much more, than I always wanted for my dog and myself. Camp Unleashed changes lives profoundly for the dogs and their people.
--Terry Palumbo, Fishkill, NY
The experience of bonding and communicating with my dog in her language is unlike anything else in my life.
-- EE, Willimatic, CT
Camp Unleashed was a way for me to give my dog a chance to really be a dog - run, dig, play, swim, etc. Seeing my dog's joy every day made this a vacation I'll always remember.
--OJ , Baltimore, MD
Camp Unleashed allows me to bond with my dog in a way I can nowhere else. My dog is allowed to be himself, with a joy and a freedom that I cannot offer him in the real world. I find that I relax more too, being around like-minded people and tapping into dog-like qualities--living in the moment, enjoying nature, taking pleasure in my surroundings and just letting go.
--Elizabeth Bermel, Ossining, NY
Camp Unleashed is the single most special and best "vacation" I have and ever will take. I look forward to and it keeps me going. Just to actually spend 24/7 with my dogs and do fun things we all enjoy is what means the most to me.
--Julianne Power, Edison, NJ
It has totally changed my perspective on my dog... It made me realize how essential having time with her outside, just being together (instead of inside, together) is to both of us....
To see Bean flying down the beach or running with other dogs or sniffing along a trail with her tail wagging was incredible, and something I'll never forget. It's also meant a changed perspective for myself - being able to be 'unplugged' and just living moment to moment with a dog, even if it's just for a little while, has become essential.
--Mel Schroff, Midlothian, VA
INCREDIBLE! I have been around dogs my whole life, worked as a trainer, competed and won titles in dog sports with my dogs, written NYT best-sellers about dogs and still learned things at camp. Not to mention: If it wasn't the best four days of my life in the last 30 years, it was certainly tied. My dogs loved it. My 14-year-old, dying hospice dog came to life! And my 2-year-old crazy retriever grew up a little.
--Gina Spadafori, Sacramento, CA
2011 Sequoia Lake
I simply love this camp! Without outside interference from the tv and internet, I am totally focused on my dogs and the simple joys that they experience by exploring their world without restraint. The other staff and campers are like minded individuals that enjoy seeing their dogs live the life they were intended to live. I love the friendliness of everyone at camp.
--Nicole Levesque, Windsor Locks, CT 2011 Berkshires
Thanks for your wonderful selection of lecturers. I have started making my own dog food and have been doing massage and Reiki on my 11½ year-old Elkhound. She is bouncing with health and happiness!
— L. Sassman, 2005 Berkshires
For me Camp is a retreat, a time to remind myself to stay open to having a two-way conversation with my dogs, a place to deepen our relationship and learn not only how to talk to and teach my dogs but also how to listen to and learn from them.
Each time we come to Camp Unleashed I learn something about myself and my life with dogs.
--Dee Dellaquilla, Riverhead, NY