Support Us


Support Us

Camp will always be free of charge thanks to the generosity of people like you. Each donation is greatly appreciated and directly benefits thousands of children and their families who take part in our programs.  Read below to explore different ways to help or make an online donation.

Thank you for your consideration!


Make a Gift

Thank you for giving the gift of Camp to children with serious medical conditions. No child or family will ever be charged for this life-affirming and life-changing experience, thanks to generous people like you. To make a gift online click HERE. 

The Painted Turtle is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with Federal Tax ID# 95-4612481. All charitable contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 



Boy holding woodshop project

Thank you for your interest in our Wishlist. By purchasing these items you will help offset the cost of our programs at Camp, in hospitals, and on the move.

View Full Wishlist

Wishlist items can be purchased from our online registry or from any retail store of your choosing. You can also help by running a Painted Turtle Wishlist Drive. It’s an easy, cost-effective way for your organization or company to get involved.

Here are our current Wishlist needs. Click button above for the full list. Thank you!


Fundraising Events

Bingo at The Roxy

Experience the power of the Camp community when you participate in a Painted Turtle fundraising event. Whether Camp-sponsored or community organized, there are all types of events throughout the year that directly benefit the children and families we serve. 

Check back soon for upcoming events! 



Colin Hancock bike ride for The Painted Turtle

Support The Painted Turtle Through Your Own Event

The Painted Turtle receives funds from events across the country which are organized by supporters of our mission. You can help by bringing friends and family to attend one of these events in your area.


Sewing Projects

Many of our campers spend very little time away from home and family. To make the transition to camp as easy as possible, each camper’s bed is made up with a handmade quilt and lap blanket, as well a beautiful stuffed turtle pillow. Campers take their lap blankets and turtle pillows home with them as tangible memories of their time at camp.

Whenever I squeeze my turtle at camp, I am squeezing my mom and dad! —Camper



Virtual Ways to Stay Involved

Put together your own virtual FUNdraiser with friends and family, sew a turtle pillow to be sent to a camper, check out our wish list and donate supplies for care packages, or take a social media challenge to help spread the word about The Painted Turtle’s mission- there is something here for everyone!

If you have another idea or talent to lend we would love to hear from you! Simply click on this form and share your thoughts.