More than 2,500 people got together on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Kiwi Country Day Camp in Mahopac, NY for a celebration of childhood as Peppa Pig joined the Muddy Puddles Project in forgetting about the stresses of everyday life and taking some time out to let loose and get messy. The 5th annual Muddy Puddles Mess Fest was held in honor of Ty Louis Campbell, a young boy who passed away from brain cancer at the age of five in 2012. In remembrance of Ty, the day was devoted to setting free our inner child as we laughed, played and got messy!

The event included a visit with Peppa Pig (Nickelodeon’s animated star who absolutely loves jumping in muddy puddles), along with zip lines, splatter paint, pie tosses, slip and slides, food fights, muddy puddle jumping, a slopstacle course and so much more. The Muddy Puddles Mess Fest is a fun family event, but more importantly, it is a fundraiser 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, participants 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, please visit .


Founded in September 2012, The Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation is a certified nonprofit organization that funds innovative research and technology specifically geared toward the treatment of the deadliest childhood cancers. The organization seeks less toxic, more effective treatments that are specifically designed for children fighting cancer. For more information about the foundation, visit