About Camp Blue Ridge
We are happy to announce that we have found a fabulous new home for Camp Unleashed at Camp Blue Ridge Resort & Retreat Center), surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, in Mountain City, Georgia, slightly north of Dillard, Georgia. The camp is about 90 minutes from Asheville, just over the North Carolina/Georgia State Line.
Camp Unleashed takes place in mid October-- optimal time to enjoy the area’s spectacular Fall Leaf Color Show! Our host, Camp Blue Ridge has 250 beautiful acres with ample space indoors and outdoors. All cabins and rooms in lodges have electricity and indoor showers and toilet facilities. There are two large, lush green fields, two crystal clear lakes with small beaches and ample dock diving piers and a 9000 sq. ft. large indoor gym with cement floors (perfect for wet, muddy dogs).
Camp sessions can fill quickly, so be sure to register early!
Hike in a lush natural setting with waterfalls… Take a canoe ride or go for a swim. Meet new friends. Camp Unleashed Blue Ridge is a safe, relaxing haven from the stresses of the world. Discover who your dog is when in his/her natural environment--when immersed in nature. Pair up for fun at agility, scent games or dock diving. Paddle boat together around the lake and take in the views. Hear presentations on the latest dog behavior science and nutrition. Howl around the evening campfire. Or just hang out together and do nothing at all.
Camp Unleashed Blue Ridge is a weekend retreat limited to 50 people and their dogs. Keeping the group small makes it a more personal, more relaxing experience, and gives everyone a chance to focus on more meaningful relationships. Daily activities are planned to keep the dogs active and participatory. Presentations and workshops teach campers how to take the best care of their dog by understanding the dog’s point of view. Sports are led by experts who believe that engaging your dog’s sensory perception and problem-solving skills fulfills your dog’s natural inclinations, making for a happier, healthier hound friend. Participation in activities is optional. Some campers may choose to simply relax by the lake and enjoy a vacation in nature with their dogs.
Nearby is Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia's highest state park, which encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables. They have campsites and cottages in case campers want to extend their vacation before or after camp. Also nearby is Dillard, Ga., an antique lover’s paradise with over 40,000 square feet of antiques to explore and the famous Dillard House, which has some cottages that are pet friendly, but reserve soon if you want to stay there before or after camp as the North Georgia Mountains are a very popular place, especially in the Fall.
See map of Camp Blue Ridge.
See our Sample Camp Schedule.
Camp Unleashed Blue Ridge has a variety of cabins and lodges with electricity and indoor showers and toilets.
Accommodation choices will be on a first-come, first-served basis at the rates listed at the below.
Camp Unleashed Blue Ridge Package Prices are per person. Fee includes all costs of lodging, meals and programs.
Shared Cabin (3-4 people) $799 per person
Double-Occupancy Cabin $899 per person*
Single-Occupancy Cabin $1099**
* If two people with only one dog between them are sharing a Double Occupancy cabin, the fee for the second person is only $630.
**There are limited number of cabins/rooms available as private singles. We will notify you if they are already reserved and you may ask to be put on a wait list in case there is a cancellation.
Cabins are furnished simply with twin-size bunk beds and cubby holes for your belongings. Extra mattresses are available to double up for cushier padding or you may bring your own air mattress. All campers and dogs bunk together.
Campers bring their own dog food, towels, and a sleeping bag or bedding. Three healthy adult meals (with options for vegetarians) are served daily, including a full salad bar at both lunch and dinner.
You may choose Double-Occupancy or Shared Cabin (three to four people, same sex) accommodations. If you would like to take advantage of the less expensive Double or Shared Occupancy rates, but are coming to camp alone, we will match you with a compatible person(s) and dog(s) based on your registration information. We are very good at making dog/people matches!
Please check the box on the registration form or call us to discuss options (518-781-0446). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Discounts are available. We encourage you to refer your friends and receive a $25 discount for each referral.
Once your balance is paid in full (approximately eight weeks prior to camp start date), you will be sent a Camp Unleashed Blue Ridge Orientation Packet via email, including forms to return, a list of what to bring, directions, details about program activities and other important particulars.
Please note that to be accepted you must have completed your About Dog form (available once you register). Also you will need to provide us with proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination and have a signed veterinary health form dated within 30 days of camp.
Payment / Cancellation Policies
A deposit of $200 is required PER PERSON and is non-refundable under all circumstances. Once
you register you will be directed to a detailed survey questionnaire to
determine if your dog has the skills and temperament appropriate for an
unleashed camp (About Your Dog form). (If your dog is not accepted you will receive a complete refund.) The full amount of the package you select must be paid 60 days before camp or your reservation will be cancelled.
Because our highest priority is a safe, relaxed environment, we reserve the right to ask you to leave camp WITHOUT A REFUND if we deem your dog to be a danger to other dogs or people. For more information see Camp Rules, or email email@example.com to discus
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.