All Turtle-Gram requests must meet each of the following qualifications:

  • Child has previously been a camper at The Painted Turtle
  • Child is under the age of 18
  • Child will be hospitalized or on bed rest for an extended period of time (three days or greater)

In addition to bringing camp cheer to hospitals and medical community events, The Painted Turtle Outpost also offers “Turtle-Grams” to campers who are hospitalized, getting surgery or a procedure, on bed rest, or just needs a little Painted Turtle to lift their spirits, we invite you to request a Turtle Gram. Our Outpost team will send your camper a box filled with Camp activities, games, and projects to keep them busy and as a reminder that we’re thinking of them. An optional virtual visit can also be requested alongside the Turtle Gram. “Turtle-Grams” deliver a healthy dose of camp cheer and aim to offer some comfort and fun to our campers even while they’re not physically at camp!

If you are a parent or guardian and feel that your child would qualify for a “Turtle-Gram,” please fill out the request form and our Outreach Manager will contact you. Please note participation in this program does not in any way affect your child’s future admission to a camp session at The Painted Turtle.

The fun projects have helped keep her mind occupied following surgery, especially during that first week when she was not able to get up and move around. Thank you! —Camper Parent

If you are a medical professional and know of a camper who would qualify for a “Turtle-Gram,” please let their parents know of this opportunity so that they can fill out the request form.