The Center for Courageous Kids 


          Betty Campbell passed away Friday morning, February 25, 2011.  Farewell Friend.


Betty Campbell continues to inspire. After her father Cal Turner, sr. died, she purchased the rest of the family farm in Scottsville, KY from her three siblings and used a portion of it to create The Center for Courageous Kids, a world class medical camping facility providing a cost-free, safe, and fun camping experience for seriously ill and disabled children and their families.   Having lost a son to cancer, Ms. Betty understands in a very personal way what a powerful impact a pediatric illness can have on the entire family, so she wanted to create a place for children who could not attend a traditional camp. 

Since opening their doors in February of 2008, the Camp has served 6,997 children from 29 states and Canada, attending with nearly 60 separate and unique diagnoses.  Many volunteers contribute their time throughout the year and in 2010 only a third of the counselors are new to Camp, the others are returning to continue to be part of this fantastic place.  3,965 volunteers from 31 different states have contributed their time.

This is a magical place where kids can be themselves in a safe and fun environment, and parents get to take a break while the children are at Camp.  A happy and special place!