Camp Coverage


Painted Turtle Ranked Best Summer Camp 2023
By Newsweek

Young boy wearing glasses and a ropes course helmet expresses "Wow" as Painted Turtle announces ranking of being in the top summer camps for 2023

Look who made the list of America’s Best Summer Camps in 2023 by Newsweek! The Painted Turtle is fortunate to have an incredible team of volunteers, supporters, and staff members who bring the magic to our mission and ensure we are providing life-changing camp experiences to children with serious illnesses all year long.


Local Teens Race to Support The Painted Turtle
Santa Monica Daily Press

Team Fartlek, group of girls pictured with the turtle mascot ready to race in the UCLA Bruin Walk/Run

The Fartleks, a group of Track & Field athletes at Samohi, have been raising money for The Painted Turtle through sponsored races including the UCLA Bruins 5K and the Big 5K at the Los Angeles Marathon. Fartlek, otherwise known as the Swedish method, is a middle- and long-distance runner’s training approach in which terrain and pace are varied to eliminate boredom and enhance the psychological aspects of conditioning.


Kadin’s Kidney Transplant Journey
By: One Lambda Inc., a Thermo Fisher Scientific Brand

Kadin’s Kidney Transplant Journey

We are proud to share this inspiring story from One Lambda Inc., a Thermo Fisher Scientific Brand featuring Painted Turtle camper Kadin Hoven. Kadin and his family have been coming to The Painted Turtle since 2014. In addition to being amazing campers, the Hoven family continues to be true champions of The Painted Turtle, participating in several fundraisers- ensuring that Camp will always be free of charge!