Summer Camp 2021
Online registration will open after April 15, 2021.
Session dates and themes:
June 27 - 7 CIT, two week. (Includes Staff Training & session A, $199. May lead to employment.)
July 11 - 23 Explorers (two weeks during B and C), $799
July 4 - 8
Session A, Heroes and Villains (Mini Session), Sun. 5 PM - Thursday 5 PM, Ages 7 - 13.
Possible Thursday bus to Williamsville $39.
July 11 - 16
Session B, Adventure Week, Sunday 2 PM - Friday 6 PM, Ages 8 - 15.
July 18 - 23
Session C, Christmas Week, Sunday 2 PM - Friday 6 PM, Ages 8 - 15.
July 25 - 30
Session D, Science Week, Sunday 2 PM - Friday 6 PM, Ages 8 - 13,
Pathfinders 1 ages 13 - 15.
Aug. 1 - 6
Session E, Sports Week, Sunday 2 PM - Friday 6 PM, Ages 8 - 13,
Pathfinders 2 ages 13 - 15.
Aug. 8 - 13
Session F, Spy School , Sunday 2 PM - Friday 6 PM, Ages 8 - 13,
Pathfinders 3, ages 13 -15.
Final Covid Guidance for the summer is not yet published by the local Health Department or NY State. There may be capacity restrictions, mask requirements, negative test requirements. We will let you know as soon as we are told. We expect to open registration around April 1, 2021. This will be announced via email to account holders, and through our public Facebook page.
Our Mission: “Honor God in the Children Confided to Our Care.”
Camp Turner is a summer resident camp located within the 65,000-acre Allegany State Park about 85 minutes south of Buffalo, NY. The camp serves guys and girls ages 7 - 16. All campers are welcome regardless of religious affiliation.
Activities include horseback riding, horse care, archery, hiking, orienteering, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, court hockey, nature study, low-ropes, arts and crafts, campfires, creek-walking, Gaga Ball, 9-Square-in-the-Air, dodgeball, ping-pong, darts, disc golf, human foosball, beach trips, dances and much more. Other special activities offered most sessions fishing, drama, Zumba, table games, and digital photography.
Special programs for older campers include a High Ropes experience, backpacking, trips, and special leadership training workshops.
Why choose Camp Turner?
It is our goal to ensure the safety and health of all participants by providing:
A safe site
Caring, well trained, professional, staff
Nutritious, kid friendly food
Registered nurse (NP, PA, or MD) always on site
100% adult supervision
Opportunity for structured physical activity, mental and social activity.
Quality educational and recreational programming.
We strive to foster a friendly, emotionally safe culture in which campers feels welcomed and accepted.
We provide opportunities for campers to experience success and we encourage everyone to try new things.
Horseback Riding is included in price (no extra fee)
Financial assistance is available for those with demonstrated financial need. Visit: www.FriendsOfCampTurner.org
A Typical Day at Camp:
7:45 Morning Prayer, Pledge, Flag Raising
9:15 Activity periods 1 & 2
1:30 3rd Activity
4:00 4th Activity
5:30 Flag Lowering
7:15 Evening Activity
9:00 Prepare for bed
Our programming encourages the development of:
Community Living Skills: cooperation, sharing, consideration, compromise, communication, conflict resolution.
Self care skills: time management, decision making, housekeeping, hygiene.
Interpersonal Skills: independence, interdependence, responsibility and most importantly, making friends.
Values: cooperation, teamwork, sharing, cheerfulness, compassion, sportsmanship, forgiveness, respect of self, others, and nature.
Spirituality: reverence for the presence of God in every person, place and thing.