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
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.