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OLD DOMINION K-9 AND SUMNER COUNTY (TN) EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
2024 FALL SEMINAR
September 29th - October 4th

WHERE:  Holiday Lake 4-H Camp, Appomattox, VA

REGISTRATION:

  • Total registration is $450 regardless of staying onsite or off.

  • Registration covers 1 Handler and 1 K9.

  • A DEPOSIT of $175.00 MUST be included with your registration form. This will be non-refundable except under extenuating circumstances. Deposit MUST BE RECEIVED no later than September 15, 2024.  

  • Check-in begins at 1500 EST (3:00pm) on Sunday, September 29, 2024. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will anyone be allowed in camp prior to check-in due to others in camp prior to our event.

  • Space permitting, last-minute registrations will be accepted at door for an additional fee of $25.00 for a total of $475.00.

  • BALANCE DUE IN CASHIERS CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS/CASH. PAYPAL NOT AVAILABLE AT CAMP DUE TO WIFI REMOTENESS

  • A service charge will be added for any returned checks.

 

FOOD: Catered meals will include Sunday dinner through Friday breakfast. Meals cannot be broken down on a per day or per meal basis, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

ON-SITE LODGING:

Shower and toilet facilities are centrally located.

  • UNHEATED CABINS with electricity, bunk beds and can sleep 6 – 8.  K9s are allowed in the cabins but must be in their crates at all times. Handlers can have more than one K9 in the cabin with them. K9s must be crated. 

  • HEATED BUNKHOUSE with sleeping arrangements co-ed bunk style. K9s are allowed in the bunkhouse but must be in their crates at all times.  Only ONE K9 per handler in the bunkhouse with them. 

  • RV SPOTS WITHOUT HOOK-UPS. Limited spots available and are reserved via paid registrations. Once availabilities are filled, it will be announced here. Make selection on registration form. 

OFF-SITE LODGING:

  • Appomattox Inn and Suites.  447 Old Courthouse Road, Appomattox, VA 24522.  (434) 664-2018.  Block of rooms held under the Old Dominion Search and Rescue Training from September 29 – October 5, 2024 at a rate of $119.  The cutoff date for reservations is September 8th.  Must call the hotel directly to reserve at this rate!  www.appomattoxinnandsuites.com

  • Holliday Lake State Park.  2759 State Park Road, Appomattox, VA 24522.  (434) 248-6308.  Camping available. Visit their website to learn more:  https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/holliday-lake

​​ATTENDANCE:  No kennels will be provided for canines in attendance. Please bring your own kennels, crates or pens. No canines will be allowed unleashed. You will be responsible for your canine's area.

TRAINING: 

  • K9 Disciplines include: Trailing/Tracking, Air Scent, Land HRD and Water HRD.

  • Actual field work will be the emphasis for the week. Rural, town, urban and wilderness areas will be available. 

  • The Holiday Lake 4-H Camp with 23,000 acres of forestland adjoining will be excellent for those wishing to use their wilderness skills. 

  • A 100-acre lake is located on the campgrounds. 

  • Classroom training will be held at the campground in the conference room, amphitheater, or cafeteria

  • ONLY ONE K9 PER HANDLER TO BE WORKED IN ATTENDANCE.

  • Special guest speaker on Monday evening TBA! 

 

AUCTION:  An AUCTION will be held on Wednesday evening.  Be sure to bring along some items for the auction (along with your favorite drink).  Not too early to start looking for that unique auction item everyone will bid on!  Please know that the proceeds from the auction is how we are able to keep the cost of the seminar down.  Remember...DUE TO WIFI REMOTENESS, BALANCE DUE FROM THE AUCTION MUST BE DONE IN CASHIERS CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS/CASH.     

 

AWARDS:  An award ceremony, along with a steak dinner, will be held on Thursday evening.  

 

CLIMATE: Virginia weather is unpredictablle this time of year though usually warm. Bring warm clothes, bed linens, sleeping bags, rain gear and safety eyewear. Be prepared to share your cabin with others.​

ICE INFORMATION: In case of an emergency, Holiday Lake 4-H Camp/Education Center, Inc., Appomattox, VA (434) 248-5444 or call the Appomattox County Sheriff's Department in extreme emergencies (434) 352-8241.

NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY: Old Dominion K-9 provides equal opportunity to all participants, instructors and board members. Old Dominion does NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious beliefs, disability, gender and orientation.

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