Welcome to the Little North Hope Junior Musher Camp!

Welcome to the Little North Hope Summer Junior Musher Camp!

Little North Hope is a program for those who is in love with wildlife, is ready to explore the world around and inside of himself, unravel the mysteries of the wise Northern woods and learn to live in them.
Alaskan and Siberian huskies and Alaskan Malamutes — old friends of the people of the North since ancient times that have been helping them in various life situations — will be guiding you into the thrilling world of wildlife.
They will teach true friendship and team spirit. Together you’ll be rushing to the finish line in a REAL sled dog race. They will take you on a camp-out trip into the woods full of adventures and challanges. And many-many more!
Every morning YOUR DOG will be waiting for you to give you the whole world: tell you the secrets of the white snow and blue eyes, eskimo legends and tales of Alaska gold just to get a little bit of your warmth and care in return.
You will be living through each day TOGETHER and will never ever forget each other hence.
See ya in June 2011 in North Hope Sled Dog Center!

Dog-trekking session in NH Junior Musher School

Junior mushers from local Sunday school had their first dog-trekking trip they had been preparing for a few months for! They took the dogs that they had been working with since early winter on a real adventure into the wilderness full of challenges and surprises! They were honing their dog care skills under the open sky, learning the basics of hiking survival and protecting nature and wildlife, making food on the open fire and everything that could help them become a REAL MUSHER. A challenging trip ended in a fun caniscross relay race with a good swim for dogs in a bracing taiga creek afterwards, a hot tea around the fire and cuddling cuddling cuddling!!

Ooshkie and Snezhka from North Hope sharing the warmth of their hearts with the kids from Neya orphan asylum!

On March 25th two Siberian huskies from North Hope went to Neya to share the warmth of their hearts with kids from the local orphan asylum.

It was founded in early 2000 to be the home for the kids who were taken away from their parents and were waiting for the court decision on the question of their parents’ parental rights and on whether or not they would go back to their parents, unfair but still loved, or would be doomed to set off  for a sad journey to the state orphanages of the region… Continue reading

North Hope in the Pokrov Orphanage

The Pokrov Orthodox Family Orphanagehusky pokrov

The Pokrov orthodox family orphanage, Vladimir region, Russia, was founded during the WWII in 1942. The first kids of the orphanage were those whose parents died during the war. In 2002 the orphanage celebrated its 60th anniversary.

There 80 kids aged from 2 to 18 living in the orphanage now.

On March 17th North Hope visited the Pokrov orphanage sharing the joy of dog sledding with them within the frameworks of the Sled Dogs Helping Children project. We made some great new friends over there and will be looking forward to meet again!

Enjoy the photos by Vera Kupriyanova!

Sled Dogs Helping Children