Junior mushers welcoming the kids from Neya orphanage at North Hope!

Within the frameworks of the “Compassion” project junior mushers from the Little North Hope Junior Mushers Camp welcomed the kids from Neya orphanage at North Hope!

They arranged a wonderful sled dog festival for them on their own trying themselves as adult and experienced instructors! They made a presentation and a workshop on sled dogs and canicross and then we all had a great party together!

We’ll be happy to see you at North Hope again! God keep you!

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Little North Hope Junior Musher Camp – Winter 2012

Our winter Little North Hope Junior Musher Camp was successfully held this January!

We were happy to see those who had been with us in the summer as well as those who came for the first time! The kids spent 10 wonderful days at North Hope Sled Dog Center learning sled dogs, dog care and kennel managing and their peculiarities in wintertime. Tried themselves in winter sled dog sports which ended up with a REAL sprint sled dog race! The winners were invited over to run the Little North Hope Race 2012 within the frameworks of our Annual North Hope Stage Sled Dog Race 2013.

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North Hope Sled Dog Center Fundraiser!

Support the North Hope Sled Dog Center Fundraiser! Go to www.nordhope.com/donate, make your donation via PayPal, make a comment on what type of the calendar you’d like to have and get one of these wonderful NH Calendars. For just 1$ you will get a link for a nice printable version, for 3$ you’ll get a great print (shipping cost is not included). The calendars are available in several designs and two languages (English and Russian). Hurry up! The number of printed calendars is limited!

Thank you in advance!

In the chilly morning of February 19 eminent mushers and the best sled dog teams of the country accompanied with the loud barking of the rivals’ dogs and excited shout of supporters will cross the starting line of another 250 km adventure through the horizonless whiteness named North Hope Stage Sled Dog Race 2012. Stamina, passion, trust, faith, intuition, fearlessness, care and surely LOVE will determine the winners’ chances. Continue reading

Housewarming party! Opening of the new kennels!

On the last day of October we had a Housewarming party in North Hope! 30 kids from local schools, local Sunday school and children from the Hope Center of Rehabilitation for the Challenged Children and Their Families came to congratulate dogs on moving to their new homes. Everyone had lots of fun playing games, learning sled dog basics, singing, dancing, drinking tea with sweets, etc! Thanks everyone! You’re always welcome!

Newly built dog kennels!

Finally! We have our new dog kennels done! Soon the dogs will move to their new homes and busy themselves with turning their dog houses into HOMES. Our folks will help them here – fresh hay, toys and a sweet bone – can there be a better gift for the housewarming?

Another canistherapy session for the challenged kids

A group of 8 kids from Neya rehabilitation center with different diagnoses but mainly ICP and Down’s syndrome aged from 4 to 19 came to North Hope for another canistherapy session. The meeting was exciting for all of us – kids, dogs and parents, everyone got their portion of salutary love and warmth and we’ll be meeting up again soon.

Enjoy the photos by Vera Kupriyanova!

Little North Hope Summer Junior Musher Camp 2011

The first Little North Hope Junior Musher Camp was successfully held in North Hope Sled Dog Center this June! The kids from different places in Russia spent two weeks in North Hope learning basic sled dogs, dog care and kennel management, mastering basic wilderness survival and eco-tourism skills, exploring wildlife and culture of the region, getting acquanted with everyday life of a remote province – helping at the kennel and farm, walking barefeet, drinking fresh milk and eating warm bread and fresh honey. And all this – in a everyday cooperation with the dogs they chose to be their friends and care for during the program.

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Sled Dogs Helping Children