Join Sky Meadows State Park on June 23, 2012 to meet Jack Corrigan & K9 Hydee, John Price & K9 Topas, and Stacy Baker to learn about one of the most important wilderness safety concepts.
Meet K9 Hydee and Handler Jack Corrigan
The Great American Backyard Campout®at Sky Meadows State Park.
Along with searching for missing persons, the VSRDAteams will be at the park to educate families on how not to get lost in the woods, and what to do if one does get lost. In addition to the presentation, visitors will learn about the training dogs and handlers receive, how the dogs find someone, and much more.
Meet K9 Topas who is still in training and his favorite treat is cheese!
VSRDAis a group of highly skilled volunteer canine search and rescue teams utilizing specially trained dogs to locate missing persons in wilderness, disaster, and water search and rescue/recovery missions. Each dog and handler team trains for a minimum of one year before becoming operational and is certified in Advanced First Aid or as an Emergency Medical Technician. They are also required to qualify in areas such as; land navigation, wilderness survival, search strategy and tactics, missing person behavior, and terrain analysis.
The handlers aren’t the only ones with certifications; the dogs work toward certification in various wilderness conditions. They are also required to pass obedience and agility tests in addition to all their search and rescue training.
During the VSRDA, throughout the day and into the evening for campers.
Join the celebration that encourages families to trade their websites for campsites and screen time for green time to experience a night in the great outdoors at Sky Meadows State Park.
Hurry! Make your reservation for tent camping only in the Mount Bleak backyard today. Advanced registration is $26 tax included or $40 + tax @ gate. Space is limited so don’t wait.
For more information and a schedule of activities call 540-592-3556 or VA State Parks campingpage.