Campers Light up the Grove!

The holiday season is officially here! On Sunday, November 12, The Painted Turtle campers were the stars of A California Christmas at The Grove! Campers illuminated the stage and accompanied singer Steve Tyrell in a roaring rendition of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” Page Adler, co-founder of The Painted Turtle, spoke about camp and shared a beautiful video that encapsulated the spirit and purpose of camp. Click here to view it!

Painted Turtle board members and supporters were there to take in the show at La Piazza italian restaurant where they enjoyed fabulous food, spectacular views of the show, and a craft and games room for the kids which included a chocolate fondue fountain with marshmallows!

The remainder of the evening featured performances by Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Jordan Fisher, Band of Merrymakers, and In Real Life, as well as the lighting of The Grove’s 100-foot Christmas tree—all hosted by Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars. The celebration culminated with a fireworks finale, the appearance of Santa; and, if you can believe it, it actually snowed!

Special thanks to Rick Caruso for making The Painted Turtle the charity of choice and ever so much more.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Steve Tyrell for the incredible performance and for creating a moment The Painted Turtle campers will never forget.

We also wish to thank our gracious hosts, the Caruso Affiliated team and La Piazza restaurant for making the evening so magical. Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the mission of The Painted Turtle.

Click here to view photos from the evening!