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Located just north of Los Angeles in Lake Hughes, California, The Painted Turtle is an innovative camp for children with serious illnesses and their families. Each year, more than 3,000 children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses arrive seeking an authentic camp experience, and what they discover is confidence and a sense of belonging that lasts long after they head home. For many campers, their time at The Painted Turtle is the highlight of the year. For their families, Camp provides unparalleled care, education, and well-needed respite.
At Camp, anything is possible. Every aspect of the adaptive programming — from a wheelchair-friendly ropes course to exceptional on-site medical care — is designed to allow all campers to fully participate in activities. First and foremost, The Painted Turtle gives campers the opportunity to enjoy a carefree environment—to try new things, sing campfire songs and make friendships that will last a lifetime. This spirit, along with the laughter, acceptance and personal growth it creates, is at the center of every camp program.
All programs are always completely free of medical and financial worries, as no camper will ever pay to attend The Painted Turtle. Through the incredible support from our donors like Carnival Foundation, over 49,000 children with serious illnesses and their families have participated in our programs. For more information, visit www.thepaintedturtle.org.