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!

Summer Camp Application Update:
We anticipate the following sessions will be full with a waitlist: Hemophilia/vWD and Thalassemia (July 22-27) and Liver Disease and Transplant, PIDD and TPN (July 31-August 4). We strongly encourage interested applicants to apply ASAP.

The following sessions are currently full with a waitlist: Skeletal Dysplasia and MPS (June 7-12), Arthritis and IBD (June 16-21), Kidney Disease and Transplant (June 25-30), Special Diagnoses #1 (July 6-10), Special Diagnoses #2 (July 14-18), and Sibling (August 8-12).

For questions regarding your camper’s eligibility or applying to these sessions, please contact Devon Page at 661-724-1768 ext. 202 or devonp@thepaintedturtle.org.

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.