The Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle was in full swing this summer!

August 26, 2015

The Painted Turtle, a camp for children with serious medical conditions, was in full swing this summer, and over 650 campers enjoyed weeks of fun, friendship, and adventure. Dare to Be was the theme for the summer sessions, and all of our activities encouraged children to imagine, dream, and dare to be more than they ever thought possible.

Whatever camp means to campers—horseback-riding, archery, fishing, stage night, ropes course, or just having the freedom to be themselves—these children are growing in the knowledge that there’s more to who they are than just their illness. We thank the Chive Community for being a part of The Painted Turtle family and helping campers Dare to Be!

Join us as we kick off our fall season, full of family weekend camp sessions, camp hospital visits, and holiday fun – all at no cost to campers and their families.

“Everyone needs to come to camp. Moments at The Painted Turtle are moments that will stay with you forever. You get to be part of someone’s life and, if you’re lucky, you can help change it.”

– Summer Staff Counselor