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It’s time to bring your dog to Barkside Lodge for a day of running, jumping, and playing with friends!  We have indoor and outdoor play areas, special rubber matting on the floor to protect knees and joints, playground equipment designed especially for dogs, lots of toys to play with, and experienced staff who love to keep the dogs entertained.  When the weather permits, we have shallow doggie pools for the dogs to cool off and splash in.  Our daycamp allows dogs to burn off energy in a fun and safe environment.  You can focus on work, while your dog meets and greets new and old friends and enjoys simply being a dog.  Some features that make our daycamp right for your dog are:


¨ LOTS OF PLAY TIME. Our small dog camp is up front near the reception area where the dogs are out with the staff the entire day! For larger dogs, our separate camp areas provide 3 - 5 hours of playtime each day, with a noon-time break that gives them time to reenergize for the afternoon play session and reduces crankiness that often comes with overstimulation.


¨ QUALIFIED STAFF.  Only well-trained staff work in our daycamp program. We work with each camp employee through in-house training and external educational courses to ensure a safe and a fun daycamp experience for your dog.


¨ PROPER PARTICIPANT SCREENING. All dogs must pass a temperament screening before being admitted into our program.  Participants must also be current on all vaccinations (call for requirements).  To ensure that all dogs have a fun and safe experience, we reserve the right to deny participation in our program to any dog we do not feel is appropriate for group play.


¨ EARLY DROP-OFF.  We know that many parents of our daycamp guests have to be at work early.  We allow guests to arrive as early as 7:00 a.m., provided the early drop off is arranged in advance. 


¨ DISCOUNTS FOR FREQUENT GUESTS.  We love our frequent daycampers and to prove it we offer discounts to camp parents who purchase multiple camp visits. Our current pricing is:


Small dog camp:     $18 per day ($9 for less than 4 hours)


Large dog camp:     $22 per day ($11 if arrives after Noon)


If you have more than one dog, we charge 50% of the stated rate for each additional dog from the same household. 


If you purchase a package, you will receive an additional credit to your account as shown below. You CANNOT use the extra credit for other services (including boarding and grooming).


$100 - $199      Extra 10% credit to use for camp


$200 - $299      Extra 15% credit to use for camp


$300+              Extra 20% credit to use for camp




Barkside Lodge • 1300 Simpson Road West, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771
Phone: 865.986.9500 • Fax: 865.986.9551• Email:



Barkside’s Daycamp is the Place to Be!