The Painted Turtle Outpost
Our Outreach Program, otherwise known as The Painted Turtle Outpost, takes the magic and fun of what we do at our camp-site to hospitals and medical community events throughout California.
The Outpost program allows The Painted Turtle to reach out to children who are hospitalized, giving them a chance to be in an environment where they can “go to camp” and forget about their illness, at least for a little while. Since the launch of the program in September 2007, the Outpost program has brought the fun and spirit of our camp program into hospital playrooms and community events all throughout California. The Painted Turtle provides this program to hospital and partner organizations free of charge.
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During The Painted Turtle Outpost events, children enter into a creative “camp” environment that is inclusive, supportive, and challenging – just like the one at The Painted Turtle’s camp-site!
The Outpost staff along with a team of trained volunteers deliver this exciting and engaging program.
If you have volunteered at camp in the past during a Summer Session or Family Weekend, you can join The Painted Turtle Outpost team! To receive more information on how to get involved, contact Kiley Wolff, Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To inquire about bringing this program to your hospital or medical community event please contact Kiley Wolff at email@example.com.
In addition to bringing camp cheer to hospitals and medical community events, The Painted Turtle Outpost also offers “Turtle-Grams” to previous campers who will be hospitalized or on bed rest for three days or more. “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 form below 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.
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 form below.
All Turtle-Gram requests must meet each of the following qualifications: