Past Events


The Painted Turtle 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament
Another Smashing Success!

 The Painted Turtle’s 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament was another smashing success! 

Held at The Griffin Club Los Angeles on Sunday, October 22nd, forty-one players gathered to raise funds for The Painted Turtle, ensuring that Camp experiences always remain free of charge for campers and their families.  

Pickleball players ranging from beginner to advanced competed for ten prize winning spots with some incredible prizes!


Topgolf “Fore” Camp

A person at a driving range

A special thank you to The Painted Turtle Ambassadors and Young Executive Professionals “fore” an awesome evening of Topgolf with 60 generous and enthusiastic guests helping to raise vital funds for The Painted Turtle and sending campers to Camp this summer. To learn more about our Young Professionals program contact,

Attendees embraced the challenge of Topgolf, enjoyed friends, food, and FUNdraising.


2023 Bruin Run/Walk
Community Event benefiting The Painted Turtle

Thank you for joining the 23rd annual Bruin Run/Walk that benefited The Painted Turtle. Participants had a blast at the 5k with snacks, games, and crafts at the finish line. We are so grateful for all who contributed. Please join us next year for the run/walk, fun, and games, bounce house, cotton candy, and more!




2023 LA Marathon, Charity Challenge & Big 5k
Dodger Stadium

Congratulations to The Painted Turtle fundraisers and amazing athletes who participated in the 2023 LA Marathon, Half Marathon, and Big 5k in support of Painted Turtle campers! Their dedication and commitment to the power and gift of Camp ensures that experiencing The Painted Turtle is always free of charge to the children and families we serve.


The Painted Turtle Pickleball Tournament
A Smashing Success!

 The Painted Turtle’s first Pickleball Tournament was a smashing success! 

Held at The Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades on Sunday, October 2nd, 50 players gathered to raise funds for The Painted Turtle, ensuring that Camp experiences always remain free of charge for campers and their families.  


UCLA Bruin Run/Walk
Community Event benefiting The Painted Turtle

The UCLA Bruin Run/Walk is back with the 22nd annual 5k benefiting The Painted Turtle at Wilson Plaza, UCLA!

Special thanks to the Bruin Run/Walk a student-run event, representing one of twelve committees within UCLA’s USAC Student Wellness Commission. 

To learn more, register ($20), sponsor, or make a donation click here.



A Virtual Event


Thank you to those who joined us to celebrate The Painted Turtle family through CAMP-A-THON! We are so grateful to our community for making Camp a reality every year for children with serious illnesses and their families.

If you missed the virtual event, you can watch it all here for the next 30 days. We are Family, Somos Familia!


December 1, 2020

Thank you for joining the fun and celebration for Camp-A-Thon!

Thanks to your support and generosity, we surpassed our fundraising goal to provide the magic of Camp to children living with serious medical conditions!


Harvest Moon
September 14, 2019

It was a glorious day at the Harvest Moon gathering held at Camp this past Saturday. The event benefited both The Painted Turtle and The Bridge School with inspiring performances by Neil Young, Norah Jones, Father John Misty and Masanga Marimba Ensemble, as well as a special campfire performance by Lisa Loeb. Music, eats and drinks were enjoyed by all! Enjoy Neil Young’s reflection of the day.  

Special thanks to our sponsors and to all those who joined us! 


Imagine Virtual 5k
July 7-13, 2020

353 participants. 1,100 miles. 29 teams. Over 400 donations. And 1 cause: to bring The Painted Turtle family together and raise funds in order to deliver the magic of Camp to children living with serious medical conditions, directly to their homes!

A big thank you to all who ran, danced, biked, rolled, or whatever they chose across California, the country, and even the world for our first-ever Imagine: Virtual 5K!


Tour de Turtle & Turtle Trek
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Thank you to the 200 people who participated in the 8th Annual Tour de Turtle and 3rd Annual Turtle Trek.  The Tour de Turtle cyclists rode one of three fully supported routes (20 miles, 30 miles, or 60 miles) through Elizabeth Lake, Spunky Canyon, and Bouquet Canyon.  While this was going on, our Turtle Trekkers walked, ran, or rolled around Camp enjoying games and dancing at various stations.  Afterward, families and friends enjoyed a delicious lunch, live music, and games on the lawn.


Bingo at The Roxy

Bingo!! Celebrating it’s 15th year, The Painted Turtle’s annual Bingo at The Roxy proved to be a smashing success! Jay Leno, Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Allen, Kenny Ortega and many other celebrity guests called numbers for prizes ranging from his and hers mountain bikes to VIP tickets to Coachella to fabulous vacations at the Four Seasons in Maui!! All proceeds raised from the event directly benefit The Painted Turtle, sending even more children and families to camp!


Hoedown BBQ
October 27, 2018

The North Los Angeles Regional Advisory Board produced another amazing evening as they hosted the 13th annual Hoedown BBQ on Saturday, October 27, 2018 to raise funds to send more children to Camp! This country-style event included delicious food with all the fixin’s from Rattlers, foot tappin’ live entertainment from the Hit Machine, beer and wine, exclusive camp tours, and amazing silent and live auctions with prizes ranging from adventurous trips, fine jewelry, home packages, autographed sports memorabilia, and more! An inspirational speech from a Painted Turtle camper topped off the evening and reminded guests what the evening was truly all about. Special thanks to the NLACRAB for all their hard work and to all our incredible event sponsors. The event would not have been possible without your generosity and support.