Camp Big Sky
BIG SKY – The third annual Dog Day of Summer, the interactive
fundraiser for Camp Big Sky, is returning for the entire family, pets
included. It has, however, been postponed to Sept. 28, due to an outbreak of bordetella.
The Duck Race will still be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1:15 p.m.
The main Dog Day event begins with a costume parade – for dogs and
occasionally, their owners as well – led by Grand Marshall Charlee
Sue and Tucker Dreisbach, last year’s first prize winners.
“The day is always a highlight for pet owners,” said Camp Big Sky
Director Katie Coleman. “They love to have an event where dogs
aren’t just allowed – they are central.”
After the parade, join a dog/owner fitness class led by Jolene
Budeski Callahan, owner of Big Sky Fitness Fusion. This
interspecies workout is the newest fitness craze, and offers a fun
30-minute, total body workout. Recognizing that 30 minutes won’t
be enough for the buff Big Sky crowd,a two-mile trail fun run is
next on the agenda. A break for lunch and entertaining pet tricks
competition follows, and then everyone heads to the lake for the
highlight of the day: The dock-diving competition.
There will also be a Rubber Duck Race with prizes. Junior leaders
will be selling ducks every Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.to 1
p.m. outside of the Big Sky Post Office. West Paw Designs and
Antler Dog Chews will award prizes for first through third-place
winners in all events.
This year’s funds will be used to help underwrite tuition costs for
the growing numbers of kids in Camp Big Sky, Coleman said.
“In order to let every kid who wants or needs camp in their life we
instituted a pay-what-you-can scholarship program that many of
our families have loved and so many more kids have been able to
go to camp as a result.”
All proceeds go to the Kids of Camp Big Sky.