They say all good things must come to an end. Sadly, that saying applies to Camp Lucy. We started 10 years ago with an idea and not much else. Many miles and many camp visits brought us to Camp Robin Hood in Freedom NH. The camp was anxious for any business after the kids went home after their summer program. We formed a partnership with them and over the years we both grew. The camp made huge investments, especially their dining hall, and every year just got better. New cabins, theater, media building and docks made Camp Lucy second to none for a fun weekend with your dogs. All that progress didn’t come without a price. Understandably, the camp needed to make a profit and every year the cost to rent to campus went up. In 10 years we went from $45 per person to $300. I was told that next year it will be more. I’ve contacted many other camps in NH, Maine and Mass and to a camp, they have all raised their prices.Most camps now realize that there is good money to be made after the kiddo’s go home so they improved their campuses and rented the camps. Reunions, weddings, and retreats are the norm. Not many if any dog camps. Camp Lucy was, at one time, the Goldstock Funds biggest fundraiser. Now I’m just hoping we can cover the cost of the camp rental.
Because of this, we have decided to make Camp Lucy 2019 our last camp. I will continue to look for another venue and, who knows, maybe something different will pop up. Maybe I need to think outside the box. We will see. In the meantime, we will enjoy one last camp together. We will enjoy the beautiful lake and sandy beach. We will enjoy the great food and, most of all, the company of friends both human and canine.
Because I have to use money from the Goldstock Funds account to pay for the camp, I am asking everyone to register and pay for the camp by July 1st. The money that is in the Goldstock Fund is money used to help rescued dogs and I don’t want the funds for Camp Lucy to affect our grants. The quicker I get it back the less chance the missing money will affect what we do.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com
President, The Goldstock Fund
September 6 − 8, 2019
We are very happy that you will be attending Camp Lucy in September and look forward to meeting you and your canine companions.
This camp offers acres and acres of fields and trails that allow the camp attendees opportunities for both privacy and exploration with their canine companions. Take a morning Nature Walk to experience the pastoral scenes around the camp and provide a special quiet time with your canine companions.
Last year we debuted the Camp Lucy Memorial Wall It's a moving tribute to the dogs we have lost over the years. Every year, we place the wall at the front of the cafeteria where everyone can view the plaques. The company I've contracted to make the plates combines color pictures with whatever amount of text desired to make a lasting memorial.
The company's name is Halex Awards in Geneva NY.
The price for the plaques are the same as last year.
$10.23 for the plaque with text only
$16.78 for the plaque, text and picture
$5.75 for shipping. The shipping is the same whether you have one, or 10 plaques.
For those of you who have pictures, there's a email address on the
form where you can send the picture, just make sure you have your name prominently displayed in the email. The prices are at the bottom of the file. If you have more than one, the shipping remains the same.
If you do order a plaque, please put your name and address on the back. That way, if for some reason we don't do Camp Lucy, I can send you your plaque. They would look beautiful on an urn or box of your dogs ashes.
Remember to bring the plaques to camp with you!
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Below you will learn more about the Camp Lucy experience. Included is a List of what to Bring to camp, a mandatory Vet Form that must be completed and other important messages. Please take a few minutes to review the material, and if you have any questions feel free to contact
Chandler or Dee Rudd.
Camp Lucy is committed to providing activities and an environment that embraces the relationship between humans and their dog companions. Relaxation and recreation for both humans and dogs are at the root of all activities. This is a weekend when memories that will last a lifetime can be made.
Registration for Camp Lucy
The cost for this year’s Camp Lucy is $300 per person.
Over the years we have tried to keep Camp Lucy’s costs as low as possible.
We understand that camp can be expensive, especially when there are more than one person in a group.
Camp Robin Hood has been updating and upgrading their camp for years, and they have spent a tremendous amount of money.
They informed us that, reluctantly, they had to raise the price we pay to rent their facility.
To cover our costs we had to raise our price $30 per person.
Thanks for understanding and we hope to give you a weekend to remember!
A Silent Auction will run from Friday until Sunday afternoon. We ask that you consider bringing a doggy item with you that can be offered at the auction. Use your imagination, think what you would like to bid on and bring an item for the auction. If your company or employer is willing to donate an item these too are greatly appreciated and are also tax deductible as a donation to The Goldstock Fund - Lucy's Legacy a 501(c) 3 charitable organization.
E-Mail Chandler if you have anything that
you would like to submit for the Silent Auction!
Lucy offers relaxation, recreation and many opportunities to make special life long memories with your beloved canine companion. It also seeks to provide educational and social activities that explore the health, emotions, and behavior of our beloved canine companions and that enhance the canine-human bond.
Below is a list of some of the activities that will be going on.
Marie Hanson, our Massage Therapist will be back this year! Any campers who would like to book a session with her can contact her directly via
Successfully complete the requirements for the TKN title
Perform 10 tricks from the Intermediate Trick List.
Each trick must be done twice to count. Novice tricks cannot be repeated for Intermediate level.
Lures only when specified for a specific trick, otherwise no lures.
May use food as a reward after trick is completed.
Mary Jo McCormack will be the AKC evaluator. She will be evaluating at no charge. AKC require a fee of $20 per title to register each title. The dog must have an AKC, ILP or CP number to have titles registered. You may test for both titles at the same time.
If the dog does not pass the Novice Title evaluation, they will not be evaluated for the Intermediate Title.
If you need a prop supplied for the testing (examples would be a tunnel, cups for the find the treat, or an “easy” button to press), please let us know so that we can have the prop available for the test. Keep in mind, we may not have a prop for a last minute change to your tricks list.
Sign up for testing by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your dog’s name and the tricks you are planning.
Medium, Hypnotist, Reiki Master and Animal Communicator
Our dear friend, Sara Moore, our long time animal communicator is coming
back again this year!
She will be at camp Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday. Please
e-mail her if you are
interested in a friday animal communication.
For Saturday appointments, s sign-up sheet will be available on the
bulletin board at the entrance of the cafeteria.
Most of the cabins look out on to Lake Ossipee. Cabins are large and spacious and you will be sharing a cabin with approximately six to eight people. Each cabin does have its own bathroom, including shower.
Meals are served buffet style, all you can eat and then some! Breakfast may include a choice of hot or cold cereal, fresh fruit, juice, eggs in many forms, ham/or sausage/or bacon, waffles or blueberry pancakes, yogurt and fruit and other exciting morning surprises await you at breakfast time.
Lunch may offer a cookout on the beach, or sandwiches, salad bar, vegetarian selection and a choice of desserts such as cakes, cookies, puddings and other delicious goodies.
Dinner gives the Chef the opportunity to shine....Exciting main dishes such as roast turkey dinner, seafood or other gourmet delights tempt one to chose more than one entree, salad bar, vegetarian selection, hot rolls/bread ,homemade soup and a truly mouth watering selection of desserts complete a day of bountiful meals.
The Camp Robin Hood Chef is known for her cuisine and takes great pride and enjoyment in making special dishes for us. People who have attended events at the camp have said that they would come to a camp experience here for the food alone...high praise !!
For those planning on bringing your RV there will be 120 volts available, but 20 amps only. In addition, there will be water hoses to fill your water tanks as needed.
If you have specific questions about your RV at camp, email
If you are not a camp person, and would prefer to stay in a local Inn or B
& B at night, check out one of the following dog friendly establishments. There are no special rates or reserved rooms for Camp Lucy, you will need to make all your own arrangements.
Local Shopping & Emergency Options
Forget somthing? Need Ice? Gas? There is a convenience store and gas station within 15 minutes of the camp and a major shopping center with a super market and big box store approximately 30 minutes from camp.
Although we don't expect any canine medical problems, there are two emergency vet clinics within an hour of camp:
ALL Friends of Lucy are invited to participate. You do not have to attend Camp Lucy to have your loved one included in this ceremony; just send in the appropriate information listed below.
This heartwarming and moving event will celebrate the memories of our beloved pets and human friends or relatives who are patiently waiting at the Rainbow Bridge. The ceremony will also provide an opportunity to offer healing thoughts to those who are sick or injured.
Our dear friend, Katie Dyer puts together the slide show every year. It is to remember our beloved pets and humans we have lost in the past year. It is also to send healing thoughts for people and pets fighting an illness or injury. Here is what Katie needs for the ceremony...
Send her the name of the pet or person needing healing thoughts or remembrances along with a jpeg picture that she can add to her slideshow.