This Way For Fun!

So much of what The Painted Turtle is able to accomplish year after year is due in large part to financial contributions. However, every year donors also support camp through in-kind donations of products, services and more which help us fulfill our mission. From turtle pillows and quilts, to nutritious organic food to feed our campers, to sunblock, bedside kits and more, these donations help our bottom line so that we can do more with our dollars.

On May 17th, the day of our 10-year Anniversary event at camp, TJ and Kim Nielsen of Nielsen’s Fire Protection, Inc. in Palmdale, presented The Painted Turtle with a beautifully refurbished school bus in honor of TJ’s father Clifford Nielsen.

Original Bus










The company has been a generous supporter since 2009.  They continue to provide our annual service and testing for our fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers to ensure camp safety.

The bus is stunning with Painted Turtle flare thanks to Rocket Media’s beautiful vehicle wrap. The bus has wheelchair accessibility via a lift, wheelchair seating for two, six additional seats and updated safety kits. We are looking forward to being able to provide transportation for our campers, volunteers, staff and more.

Thank you Nielsen’s Fire Protection, Inc. and Rocket Media!