2020 Mushing Camp for Kids!
"Rookie Camp" July 29-July 31. Boys and Girls, Ages 7-10.
"Veteran Camp" August 3-7. Girls Only, ages 10 and up.
Mushing camp for kids is an awesome way for kids to be immersed into sled dog life, camp fun, and hanging out in he UP! Lodging for the camp is at Musher's Village. There is separate lodging for boys/girls and plenty of space if kids want to bring their own tents. All meals and transportation to and from activities is provided. Camp is limited to 10 campers. Tasha leads all camp activities and stays overnight with the kids, and additional 2-3 volunteers also assist with camp.
"Rookie Camp" is a two night camp deigned for younger campers who are a bit apprehensive to be away from home or are coming to mushing camp for the first time. Suggested ages are 7-10, new and repeat campers welcome, open to boys and girls. Cost: $400, $200 due as deposit.
Coming in 2021: "Veteran Camp" is a four night camp designed for repeat campers or kids who are comfortable being away from home for an extended amount of time. Suggested ages are 8-12, new and repeat campers welcome, open to both boys and girls.
Cost: $600, $300 due as deposit.
Contact Tasha Stielstra at Nature's Kennel, 906-748-0513 or
Sample activities, a complete itinerary will be posted at a later date.
Making Tye-Dye group t-shirts
Dog Chores and Puppy Loving each morning and evening
Working together to pull a sled
Sled dog themed art
Veterinary activities and journals
Camp chores and cooking
Wild Blueberry picking
Group Stories and games