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Whether you are applying to join us as a camper, a volunteer, a medical professional, or a summer staff member, the process is simple using our online database, Campsite! Just select the category you best fit into below and follow the quick and easy steps. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Following the recommendations of the State of California and the Department of Public Health regarding the COVID-19 virus, we share with a heavy heart that we have decided not to conduct Family Weekends or residential camps this summer. This summer, The Painted Turtle is pleased to offer Camp at Home and Limited Family Days at Camp in Lake Hughes.

To read The Painted Turtle’s full statement about COVID-19, click here.

Summer 2021 Programs

We are pleased to share several Summer 2021 Camp programs for you and your family.  Applications are now open! Click here to find out more about our Summer 2021 Camp Programs. 

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Apply for Camp at Home

Please review the camp calendar to determine the best session for your child and family.

How to Apply

Camp at Home Selection Criteria

The following criteria have been established for Camp at Home sessions. In order for a child and their family to apply to The Painted Turtle he/she must:

  • Have an eligible diagnosis
  • Age Requirements: Between the ages of 7-18
  • Have a minimum developmental age of 5 years

The following will be required to complete your application

  • 2021 TPT Camp at Home Policy Form (available through the CampSite database)

While we wish we could accommodate everyone, it is impossible to guarantee enrollment. Acceptance is based on medical criteria focusing on the needs of the child and our ability to provide safe and appropriate camp programming. All applications are medically reviewed by our Health Center Director and Medical Director.

For more information on the application process, please contact Camper Admissions at (661) 724-1768 or admissions@thepaintedturtle.org.

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Apply for Limited Family Days in Lake Hughes

How to Apply

Limited Family Day Selection Criteria

  • Have an eligible diagnosis

    • Adrenal Insufficiency
    • Epilepsy, Rheumatic Diseases
    • Skeletal Dysplasia
    • Spina Bifida
    • TPN
  • Age Requirements: Between the ages of 7-18
  • Have a minimum developmental age of 5 years
  • Must currently reside in Los Angeles County

The following will be required to complete your application

  • Clearance from Camper’s Medical Provider
  • Immunization Record
  • Camper Health History
  • Medications
  • Allergies (if any)
  • 2021 TPT Policy Forms
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Medical Professionals Application

How to Apply

We accept applicants on a rolling basis. All staff and volunteer applicants will be contacted after submitting their application. New applicants will need to complete a phone interview, reference checks, and if accepted, medical paperwork and a background check. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact Michelle Melendez, Health Center Director, at michellem@thepaintedturtle.org.

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Summer Staff Application

How to Apply

We accept applicants on a rolling basis. All staff and volunteer applicants will be contacted after submitting their application. New applicants will need to complete a phone interview, reference checks, and if accepted, medical paperwork and a background check. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact staff@thepaintedturtle.org or call (310) 451-1353.

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Volunteer Application

How to Apply

We accept applicants on a rolling basis. All staff and volunteer applicants will be contacted after submitting their application. New applicants will need to complete a phone interview, reference checks, and if accepted, medical paperwork and a background check.

Please be sure to complete each relevant portion of the application; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Volunteers and staff must be at least 19 years of age by their arrival to camp.

Questions? Contact Kylie Sedgwick, Volunteer Coordinator at kylies@thepaintedturtle.org or (310) 451-1353 x108.