Camp at Home


2021 Camp Programs

We are Family, Somos Familia

We are pleased to share several 2021 Camp programs for you and your family.  Applications are now open!

Camp at Home: Cabin Chat Series

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to launch another round of TPT’s Cabin Chat Series, an opportunity for campers and siblings, ages 6-18, to connect with other Painted Turtle friends! The Cabin Chat Series will include six (6) Cabin Chats throughout the Fall led by Cabin Counselors and will include time to connect, reflect, learn about others, yourself, and participate in fun activities together. Join us every Tuesday evening from October 12 – November 16 and invite an old friend from Camp to sign up too! Your cabinmates and cabin counselors can’t wait to see you there!

Return Families: Log in to your existing CampSite account

New Families: Create a new CampSite account 

Please note, the Camp at Home program requires 1 device with a reliable internet connection per family. The Painted Turtle offers a Device Loan Program to families who may need wireless internet and/or electronic device to participate in Camp at Home events. Please indicate your interest in the Device Loan Program on your Camp application to sign up.

Camp on the Move

Load into your car and join us for a parking lot party! We’re bringing Camp to cities across California. Due to the decreasing COVID rates across the state, The Painted Turtle is pleased to launch Camp on the Move, a program that will offer campers and families an opportunity for a 30 minute, parking lot party experience in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego, and the Bay Area in Northern California.

Highlights of this program include:

  • Families will sign up for a 30-minute time slot at your preferred location
  • With social distance, families will be greeted by a couple of your favorite Camp staff, play games, dance, and sing from the comfort of your car.
  • Build a specialized Camp on the Move Activity Box full of camp activities and gifts for your entire family to enjoy after returning home.
  • You may even be able to “Silly O” the outside of your car (caregiver permission permitting, of course!)

Register Today!

Fall Overnight Family Retreats in Lake Hughes

We are pleased to offer Fall Overnight Family Retreats onsite in Lake Hughes. These events will uphold COVID-19 policies and protocols, including wearing masks, vigilant handwashing, and staying physically distant from other Camp families.

Highlights of this program include:

  • Welcoming a limited number of camper families to Lake Hughes for a 2-day, 1-night Camp experience.
  • Campers must have a primary diagnosis of, Adrenal Insufficiency, Epilepsy, Rheumatic Diseases, Skeletal Dysplasia & MPS, Spina Bifida, or TPN dependent. Click here to visit our camper eligibility page.

Eligibility for this pilot program is very limited and applications are now closed.

Camp in a Box

Camp delivered to your door as The Painted Turtle invites all families to sign up for a box full of Camp activities! While we can’t share all of the surprises, we’ve heard it is sure to include fun for the Fall season including pumpkin carving ideas, family crafts, and if you haven’t received your 2021 shirts yet, the Camp in a Box is your opportunity for new Camp gear!

Camp at Home: Holiday Gathering

An annual tradition, we love ringing in the New Year with our Camp family! Join us on Saturday, December 4th, for the Camp at Home Holiday Gathering! All families will receive a Holiday Gathering Activity Box that will include all of our winter favorites (snowballs and gingerbread house building, anyone?!)

Apply today!

These programs, like all programs at The Painted Turtle are free of charge! To join the fun, please check The Painted Turtle’s website for the 2021 Calendar and camper eligibility to determine the best program and session for your family. All programs require an application on CampSite, The Painted Turtle’s Camper Database. We encourage every family to apply as soon as possible.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in Volunteering? Click here for more info.

We hope you and your loved ones are safe. We look forward to connecting with you, The Painted Turtle family, this summer!

Return Families: Log in to your existing CampSite account

New Families: Create a new CampSite account