Summer Camp


Our Mission: “Honor God in the Children Confided to Our Care.”

Camp Turner is a summer resident camp operated by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo within 65,000 acre Allegany State Park about 85 miles south of Buffalo, NY.  The camp serves boys 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

8:00     Breakfast

9:15      Activity periods 1 & 2

12:30     Lunch

1:30      3rd Activity

2:45      Siesta

4:00     4th Activity

5:30      Flag Lowering

5:45      Supper

           Canteen           

7:15      Evening Activity

8:45     Vespers

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. 

Call to book a Group Rental or ask a question about Children's Camp
716-354-4555

 

Address
PO BOX 264
Salamanca, New York 14779
CampTurner@gmail
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Celebrating our
96th summer in 2019