Founded in 1999 by Paul Newman and Page Adler, along with a group of individuals. The Painted Turtle opened in 2004 providing camp programs all year round. In 2007, furthered their service by establishing an Outreach Program called The Painted Turtle Outpost. This program brings the fun filled joy of camp to children in hospitals and community events.
The Painted Turtle serves children in California with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. For those who qualify, The Painted Turtle provides these children and their families a camping experience free of charge. To learn more about The Painted Turtle and how to apply, please use the links below or go to thepaintedturtle.org .