What to Expect

As a potential camper, we understand that you might want to learn more about The Painted Turtle. This page is for you! We hope you find it helpful, and look forward to having fun at camp with you soon.

What is a typical day at Camp like?

Breakfast is at 8:30 every morning. If you wake up really early, there are often “sunrise activities” available such as fishing or basketball before breakfast. Each morning you will go to a different activity area with your cabin. Lunch is at 12:30 and then we have rest hour or quiet time for an hour. In the afternoon the entire camp participates in an activity together. We then have another rest hour, followed by dinner at 6:00pm. Every night we also have different activities such as campfire, camp games, stage night, and carnival. Lights out is at 9:00 or 10:00 pm, depending on what age group you are in.

What will I eat at Camp?

There are three full meals served everyday. There are lots of yummy options available at each meal. If you have special food needs, our chef will talk with your parents before camp to make sure we have food for you to eat. There will always be something tasty to keep you fueled for the day’s activities. Snacks are available anytime during the day or evening – just ask your counselor and she or he will make sure you get a bite to eat between meals.

Who will take care of me?

Counselors will live with you in your cabin. They are there to be your friends and make sure you are safe and have everything you need. There are also nurses and doctors on site to make sure you get any medical care you might need.

Where will I sleep?

When you get to The Painted Turtle, you will move right into your cabin. You will share a big room with up to 8 other campers your own age.

What is there to do for fun?

At Camp you will have times when you go to an activity with your cabin, and other times you can choose what you want to do. Our activities include: Adventure, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Boating and Fishing, Horses, Theater, Music, Swimming, and many others. There is always something fun to do at The Painted Turtle!

Will there be kids like me at Camp?

Everyone who attends Camp has a medical condition. There may be kids with the same condition that you have or with different medical conditions.