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Whether you are applying to join us as a camper, a volunteer, a medical professional, or a summer staff member, the process is simple using our online database, Campsite! Just select the category you best fit into below and follow the quick and easy steps.

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Camper Application

Please review the camp calendar and camper eligibility to determine the best session for your child and family.

How to Apply

Family Weekend and Summer Camp Selection Criteria

The following criteria have been established for family weekend and summer camp sessions. In order for a child and their family to apply to The Painted Turtle he/she must:

  • Have an eligible diagnosis
  • Age Requirements:
    • Family Weekend: Between the ages of 6-17
    • Summer Camp: 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 a limited period of time (family weekends) or the duration of the camp session (summer camp)

The following will be required to complete your application

  • Immunization Record
  • Camper Health History
  • Medications
  • Allergies (if any)
  • 2019 TPT Policy Forms (available through the CampSite database)

 The following will need to be completed by your camper’s specialist

*Please note, Supplemental Forms may also be required for specific conditions such as asthma, severe allergies or central venous lines, etc.

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 Health Center Director and Medical Director.

For more information on the application process, please contact Camper Admissions at (661) 724-1768 or admissions@thepaintedturtle.org.

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1st Year Leadership Program Application

How to Apply

  • You must be a previous camper in good standing with The Painted Turtle or a member of the medical community we serve
  • You must be 17 years old by the session for which you are applying

The application includes:

  • Medical Requirements
  • Applicant Information
  • Reference Forms – Please list two references on the reference forms provided
  • Leadership Questionnaire
Applications are available through our Campsite database
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2nd Year Leadership Program Application

How to Apply

  • You must be a previous camper in good standing with The Painted Turtle or a member of the medical community we serve
  • You must be 18 years old by the beginning of the session for which you are applying
  • You must have successfully completed the Leadership Camper program the previous year

The application includes:

  • Medical Requirements
  • Applicant Information
  • Reference Forms – Please list two references on the reference forms provided
  • Leadership Questionnaire
Applications are available through our Campsite database
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Medical Professionals Application

How to Apply

We accept applicants on a rolling basis. All staff and volunteer applicants will be contacted after submitting their application. New applicants will need to complete a phone interview, reference checks, and if accepted, medical paperwork and a background check. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact Michelle Melendez, Health Center Director, at michellem@thepaintedturtle.org.

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Summer Staff Application

How to Apply

We accept applicants on a rolling basis. All staff and volunteer applicants will be contacted after submitting their application. New applicants will need to complete a phone interview, reference checks, and if accepted, medical paperwork and a background check. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact Emily Rodgers, Program Coordinator at emilyr@thepaintedturtle.org or (310) 451-1353 x125.

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Volunteer Application

How to Apply

We accept applicants on a rolling basis. All staff and volunteer applicants will be contacted after submitting their application. New applicants will need to complete a phone interview, reference checks, and if accepted, medical paperwork and a background check.

Please be sure to complete each relevant portion of the application; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Volunteers and staff must be at least 19 years of age by their arrival to camp.

Questions? Contact Kylie Sedgwick, Volunteer Coordinator at kylies@thepaintedturtle.org or (310) 451-1353 x108.