Application

With much excitement, the 2017 Camp Calendar has been released!

The Painted Turtle is pleased to launch CampSite, TPT’s new camper database.
Summer Camp Applications are now available online!

Please review the camp calendar and camper eligibility to determine the best session for your child and family!

2017 Fall Family Weekend Update
The following sessions are full: Epilepsy Family Weekend and Arthritis and IBD Family Weekend
We anticipate the following session to be full: Kidney Disease and Transplant Family Weekend

We are still accepting applications for the waitlists of these sessions. If you have any questions, please contact Devon Page, Camper Admissions Manager, at 661-724-1768 ext. 202 or devonp@thepaintedturtle.org.


The 2017 Fall Family Weekend Applications are now available!
Epilepsy Family Weekend: September 22-24
Inhibitor Family Weekend: October 6-9 (To apply, please contact Comprehensive Health Education Services at 781-878-8561)
Kidney Disease and Transplant Family Weekend: October 20-22
Arthritis and IBD Family Weekend: November 3-5
PKU, MPS and Urea Cycle Disorder Family Weekend: November 17-19

How to apply:

  1. Review the “How To Guide for Camper Applications” that includes helpful tips on applying through the CampSite database.
  2. Click here to create a new CampSite account and complete the camp application
  3. Already have a CampSite account? Click here to log in to your existing account

Please note, recommended browsers for CampSite include Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

For questions regarding camper eligibility, application, or to request a paper application, please contact Devon Page, Camper Admissions Manager, at 661-724-1768 x202 or devonp@thepaintedturtle.org

Family Weekend Camper Selection Criteria

The following criteria have been established for family weekend sessions. In order for a child and their family to apply to The Painted Turtle he/she must:

  • Have an eligible diagnosis (Please click here to read about our eligible diagnoses)
  • Be between the ages of 6-17
  • Have a minimum developmental age of 5 years
  • Be able to function and participate in a group setting
  • Able to communicate needs independently
  • Can be without family members for a limited period of time.

Summer Camper Selection Criteria

The following criteria have been established for summer sessions. In order for a child to apply to The Painted Turtle he/she must:

  • Have an eligible diagnosis (Please click here to read about our eligible diagnoses)
  • Be between the ages of 7-16
  • Have a minimum developmental age of 5 years
  • Be able to function and participate in a group setting
  • Able to communicate needs independently
  • Can be without family members for the duration of the camp session.

While we wish we could accommodate everyone, it is impossible to guarantee enrollment. Acceptance is based on medical criteria focusing on the needs of the child and our ability to provide safe and appropriate camp programming. All applications are medically reviewed by our Nursing Director and Medical Director.

For more information on the application process please contact our Camper Admissions Manager, Devon Page.