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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market ‘08 Provides Child Care and “Doggie Day Care” During Show Hours”

June 11, 2008

Media Contact

Katy Gaenicke

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Reinforcing its commitment to provide a good working environment, Outdoor Retailer has partnered with KiddieCorp to offer child day care services and with Camp Barkalot to offer dog day care services for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attendees this August. Further information and forms can be found on

KiddieCorp (, which has provided child care in the past to the show, will offer its services during show hours 8:00 am to 6:00 pm for children aged two months to 12 years of age.  The day care center will be located at the Energy Solutions Arena in Dressing Room Three on the show floor level and is available to attendees, media and exhibitors for $10 per hour. The day care center is the same venue used by the Utah Jazz basketball team with games, arts and crafts, and a sleeping area for children. Children are still welcome on the show floor during show hours only. They must have a proper show badge and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Information/registration forms can be found on

For the first time ever, Outdoor Retailer has partnered with award-winning Camp Barkalot (, an off-site doggie day care service, to provide “doggie day care” during show hours. Camp Barkalot offers pick-up and drop-off services from hotels in downtown Salt Lake City. The cost per dog is $15 a day per dog ($24 for overnight service) with a $10 pick-up fee. For further information:

“We love being a family-friendly show, but we also want to provide other options for attendees and exhibitors,” said Kenji Haroutunian, show director for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. “We work hard at providing a professional working environment and hope that these additional services will contribute to more work getting done at the show.”

About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer, produced by the Nielsen Sports Group division of Nielsen Business Media, is the leading outdoor industry business-to-business trade event, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of the recreational outdoors. Currently in its 26th successful year, OR gathers approximately 40,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for both Fall/Winter/Holiday and Spring/Summer markets. The Nielsen Sports Group, headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and its predecessor companies have been in the exposition and conference business for over 35 years.