Dog Camp FAQs

There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common dog camp questions.

Dog Camp FAQs

Day Camp at Maple Tree sounds great for my dog. Can you give me so more information?

Your pet must be at least four months old, spayed, or neutered (if over six months). They must also be healthy, flea/tick-free, friendly to all dogs, and generally love to play.

What time can my dog be dropped off and picked up?

To benefit from the full Camp experience and allow dogs to learn their routine, we ask that you drop off between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.—and pick-up time between 4:30 – and 6:30 p.m.

1/2 day Campers should be picked up or dropped off between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. No day campers on weekends

Overnight Campers have more flexibility! 7:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 7 am-11 am

Camp closes from 12:30 – 2:30 Monday – Friday

What will my dog do at camp?

While at camp, your dog will have an all-access pass. Whether they enjoy playing with new friends in our fenced area outside or chilling on a bed in the shade inside- they’re free to do as they like while being supervised by our Camp Counselors. They can even cool off in one of our puppy pools! 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

How many friends will they make?

That’s up to your dog! We accept a maximum of 30 dogs at a time so if they’re lucky, they might make 29 new friends!

Can my dog get a pedicure at camp?

No, dogs don’t get their nails painted! But we will give your dog’s nails a trim if requested.

Why does my dog need a meet & greet before they can come to camp?

Prior to each dog being accepted as a camper, we arrange a hour Meet & Greet (temperament test) with you and your pet to assess their suitability for the camp environment. This process will start with meeting just one other camper at first. Once we are confident with your dog’s reaction to our first dog, we will introduce them to a second dog and progressively introduce them to a group of other campers. If all goes well in the interview process, they’re welcome to camp anytime!

What does my dog wear to camp?

A quick-release collar with their name and phone number on their ID tag.

Can I check in on my dog?

Absolutely! You can email us or call our office anytime. You can even watch your dog play if you like.

Can my dog take a nap at camp?

Yes, they’re welcome to snooze wherever and whenever you’d like.

Will my dog be fed at day camp?

No, they should eat 1.5 hours before arrival to camp so that their tummy has time to digest and they can play safely once you arrive to camp. Bloat can be caused by playing too soon after eating and can be harmful for your dog. Please let us know if they have eaten less than 1.5 hours upon arrival for their safety.

My dog is a bit mischievous, will they be able to get into trouble or will they always be supervised?

As a day camper, your pet will be with our staff from the moment they get here to the moment they leave. If they are camping overnight, they will have a private cabin to hang out by themselves. 

What if my dog gets sick or injured?

Not to worry! The Camp Doctor is right next door. While our camp counselors do all we can to keep them safe at camp, accidents can occur. Efforts will always be made to contact you for our chosen course of action.

If my dog need medication, who will give it to them?

We administer medication that has been provided by you in pill, powder, or liquid form, for no additional fee. All medications must be in the original container. Medicine that must be injected will cost an additional fee.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

It is best to make a reservation well in advance of your dog’s stay. Our camp fills up quite quickly so early booking is highly recommended!

My dog is a senior. What if they can't keep up with the younger roommates?

Our Camp Counselors keep a careful watch to ensure the well-being and safety of all the Campers.

What if they're being bullied by another camper?

We have a zero tolerance policy and our Camp Counselors are well-trained in the prevention of dog fights.

Can they bring a favorite toy or blanky?

If your dog is an overnight camper, then yes, they should bring their favorite items. Day campers will be provided ample toys to keep them busy throughout the day, so we recommend that they leave their personal items at home so they don’t get torn up by their new friends.