Goldstock 2017admin | Published July 24, 2015 goldstock-2017
For over 15 years, Golden lovers have gathered at Goldstock, a Labor Day weekend camp for Goldens, Golden wannabes, and their humans. For those of you who have never attended, Goldstock is a celebration of our dogs and of rescue. The event was started in 1998 as a get together for a group of friends to support Golden Retriever Rescue. About a hundred people and their Goldens attended and a few thousand dollars was raised.
Fast forward about 20 years, and from that beginning, the event has grown to include over 30 rescue groups selling wonderful merchandise; more than 300 people from all over the US, as well as Canada and the UK; and well over 400 very happy dogs. Over the years, several hundred thousand dollars have been raised for rescue, and the weekend now includes such events as:
• the doggy Olympics (dock diving, fastest swimmer) where bribing the judges is not only allowed, but encouraged,
• the sweetest dog contests,
• the rescue parade and recognition of seniors,
• awesome “petucational” seminars,
• CGC and TDInc testing,
• silent and live auctions,
• a “kids only” silent auction, and
• a Candle Ceremony in memory and in honor of our loved ones, both human and four-legged.
Goldstock has been described as the most fun you can have with your dog and other dog lovers. In order to truly understand, you have to come and experience it for yourself.
DATES: Labor Day weekend – Friday, September 1 to Monday September 4, 2017. For those who wish to avoid Labor Day traffic, you’re welcome to arrive on Thursday and stay through breakfast on Tuesday.
LOCATION: Goldstock is held at Camp Weequahic, a children’s camp located in Lakewood, PA which is about 40 miles northeast of Scranton. Weequahic is in a rural area, located on a lake; you will find sand, dog hair, and foot/paw prints most everywhere.
HOUSING: Although the bunks are modern buildings with bathrooms, showers, and hot and cold water, it is still a camp with camp beds and predominantly group living. RVs and camping are also allowed. There are a few small motels within driving distance, but staying on site is much more fun.
This is a weekend to celebrate our Goldens, visit with old friends, make new friends, and most importantly, support rescue.
For more information, please see the Goldstock web site www.goldstockcamp.com
Goldstock is a significant fundraiser for GRREAT. If you have any items, or ideas for items, for the auctions, please email Jessie (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Carolyn, (email@example.com).
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