Learn to Run a Dog Sled Team in the Summer

Posted by Karin on May 20, 2013

During my family's trip to Park City last winter we were introduced to Neal Bowlen and the Pawsatch Snow Dogs team.  Their dog sled day trips and overnight experiences are highly recommended. But what about during the summer when there's no snow? No matter the season, the dogs love to run. Pawsatch Snow Dogs has summer camps led by Neal and his staff, including Nicole Kloniozos, the winner of the 2004 Junior Iditarod. The goal of the camps is to provide hands on experience with the care, training and mushing of the dogs - a guaranteed great time. Here's a list of the camps that they offer:

Pawsatch Snow Dogs Day Camp

Children ages 6 and up will love this 2-day camp. The camp starts first thing in the morning with dog chores; the sled dogs need to be fed, hydrated and prepared for the day. Then everyone helps load the dogs into the truck and all drive to the trails.  After the campers help unload and harness the dogs, they go on training runs with 2 dogs at a time, giving commands and learning how to navigate the sled. Next this training is put to use with a full dog team on a 3-mile run for a complete hands-on learning experience.

  • Ages 6 and up
  • 2-3 kids per camp
  • Tuesday and Thursday, kids can sign up for multiple weeks


Pawsatch Snow Dogs Experiences Under 6

Kids under the age of 6 are not forgotten, there are tours set up just for them! 2-hour group rides for younger kids accommodate up to 6 kids and 3 adults for a fun-filled sled dog experience.

  • Ages 6 and under
  • 6 kids/3 adults per session
  • Call for details


Pawsatch Snow Dogs Junior Mushing Camp

Older kids will enjoy this 2-day/1-night session that builds on the skills learned in the Day Camp and takes them to the next level. The Junior Mushing Camp includes dog care, plus more advanced commands and mushing training. Campers will enjoy a moonlight run, s'mores by the fire and a fun night camping on the trail.

  • 2 kids per camp
  • Call for details

Pawsatch Snow Dogs Family Camping Experience

The whole family gets involved in this overnight camping trip. Your family will enjoy learning more about the sled dogs, how to care for them and how to train them. A motorhome is part of the deal, so you will wake up refreshed after a beautiful evening of s'mores roasted over the camp fires, storytelling and a two hour night run under the stars.

  • Call for pricing and reservations

The Pawsatch Snow Dogs team is professional, friendly and fantastic to work with. These camps will provide memories for your kids for years to come. For more information contact:

Pawsatch Snow Dogs
Neal Bowlen
(435) 640-6861435.640.6861


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