The 7th Annual Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest”

Saturday, August 3rd 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

By TLC Foundation & Macaroni Kid Putnam County July 16, 2019

Join us for a celebration of childhood as Peppa Pig joins the Muddy Puddles Project in forgetting about the stresses of everyday life and taking some time out to let loose and get messy. 

The seventh annual Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest” honors Ty Louis Campbell, a young boy from Pawling, NY who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of five in 2012. In remembrance of Ty, this day is devoted to setting free the inner child in all of us as attendees laugh, play and get messy! 

The event will include a visit with their official charity partner, Peppa Pig (the most popular animated preschool program in the US, who absolutely loves jumping in muddy puddles), along with zip lines, splatter paint, pie tosses, slip ‘n’ slides, food fights, muddy puddle jumping, a “slopstacle course” and so much more. The Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest” is a family fun event, but more importantly, it is a fundraising platform for childhood cancer research through the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation. 

Throughout Ty’s cancer treatment, he yearned for the day when he would be well enough to jump in muddy puddles again, a simple pleasure that his disease took away from him. In Ty’s honor, we ask participants to let their children come and enjoy the simple pleasures of being a kid as a tribute to those who are unable to do so. For more information visit

WHAT: The Muddy Puddles “Mess Fest.” A fun, family-oriented celebration of kids being kids, in honor of those who can’t.

WHO: 2,000+ expected attendees. In the first six years, we have had more than 12,500 in attendance and raised approximately $475,000 for childhood cancer research at the Mess Fest alone (2013-2018 combined) which accounts for approximately 30% of the nonprofit’s total income of $1.6 million.

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE: Kiwi Country Day Camp, 825 Union Valley Rd, Mahopac, NY 10512


The Muddy Puddles Project is a celebration of children and childhood. It was inspired by Ty Campbell, a little boy who absolutely LOVED Peppa Pig and dreamed of jumping in muddy puddles just like her when his cancer was cured.  The project embodies the act of kids being kids in honor of those who can’t.  At its core, The Muddy Puddles Project is a vehicle to remind parents to stop sweating the small stuff; but it is also a fundraising platform for the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation in support of childhood cancer research.  In 2017, The Muddy Puddles Project became the official charity partner of Peppa Pig, enabling the nonprofit to meet more families, far and wide, and raise awareness for childhood cancer.


Founded in September 2012, the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation is a nonprofit organization (EIN: 45-1858390) that funds innovative research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Our mission is to help fund the intelligence and technology that will improve long-term survival rates and minimize side-effects for children diagnosed with cancer, while helping to care for families when their child is in treatment by providing financial assistance and uplifting experiences.  For more information about the foundation, visit