Leadership Program

LIT and CounselorOur leadership programs were created for 17 and 18 year-old campers seeking to enrich their camp experience through a variety of leadership training activities.  Please take a moment to read about our Leadership Camper and Leader-in-Training programs by clicking a link below.

Leadership Programs:

1st Year Leadership Programs

2nd Year Leadership Programs

Meet 10 former campers who are now summer counselors!

Click here to meet 10 former campers who are now summer counselors!

If you have any questions about the Leadership Program, please email
leadership@thepaintedturtle.org.

Testimonials

  • “Thank you for one of the best weeks of my life… I came with my doubts about my first time at a camp, but as I left that night I couldn’t have felt more satisfied or overjoyed by my experience”
    -Camper
  • “I haven’t seen my son this happy since we have come into the hospital…it is awesome to see him smiling and acting like himself again.”
    -Parent, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • “My daughter told me tonight that Camp is the only place she feels that she’s ever been able to be herself… It’s the only place she’s been where people just accept her for who she is.  It’s the only place she’s been where all of the activities are designed for her to be able to do.  She doesn’t have to sit anything out. She’s part of it all.”
    -Camper Parent
  • “Can I take a picture with my fish & fishing pole in front of the backdrop? I want to prove to my friends that I went fishing in the hospital…they’ll never believe me.”
    -Child, age 10, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
  • “Yay, I’m so glad you’re here today. I have The Painted Turtle Outpost on my calendar with gold stars all around it!”
    -Child Life Specialist, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital