22nd annual Bloodhound Seminar

Check back in August for registration details

Bloodhound Handlers Winter Seminar

December - 2020

Kings Mountain State Park
Blacksburg, SC

Classes begin at 8 a.m.

Hosted by: York County Sheriff's Office
The course is accredited by South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) for 40 hours of continuing education.
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Food & Lodging

Meals are included from Sunday evening supper, through Friday morning breakfast. The camp has heated cabins complete with electricity and bunk beds that sleep up to twelve, but you may still want to bring a space heater. Toilets and shower facilities are nearby the bunkhouses. You must provide your own pillows and sleeping bags or blankets. Be prepared to share the cabins with others. This is a package deal for the seminar; therefore meals cannot be broken down on a per meal basis. Hotels are available at an additional cost approximately 12-15 miles away. Upon request, the names and phone numbers will be supplied, however, any outside reservations are the attendees responsibility.


Registrations will be open until November 1.  The cost of the seminar is $350.

There are a limited number of spaces available. Once the class is full, no other applications will be accepted.

The registration fee is due by November 1.


This class is for tracking hounds only. No other breed of dog will be permitted on the property. Kennels are not provided, so please bring your own crates or pens. Handlers will be responsible for the upkeep of the dog's area.


Emphasis will be placed on actual fieldwork with day and night training. Hounds will be worked in a primarily wilderness area, however urban areas are available. A questionnaire for each handler is attached to determine classes and instructors. Seminar guidelines will be adhered to exclusively. All handlers that have not attended the Scent Class should arrive by 8 a.m. on Sunday to check-in. The Scent Class will begin at 9 a.m. Handlers who are not attending the Scent Class should arrive prior to 4 p.m. on Sunday in order to confirm their attendance and be assigned to a group.


No alcoholic beverages are permitted at the camp. There are no special activities scheduled or provided for guests. The event is designed for the training of handlers and hounds.

No children
are permitted at the seminar.

Special Note

In case of emergency, the camp number is 803-222-3209, or call the York County Sheriff's Office at 803-628-3056.


If you have any questions please contact Cpl. Tim Carroll, Cpl. Travis Shealy, or Sergeant Chris Kinsey at 803-628-3059. You can also email the York County Sheriff's Office.

Seminar Documents