This summer we are pleased to provide children with lupus (ages 7 to 16) the opportunity to participate in a unique and FREE summer camp experience at Lake Hughes, just outside of Los Angeles.

At The Painted Turtle campers have the opportunity to take part in traditional camp activities–horseback riding, arts and crafts, swimming, and archery–specially designed to help promote independence while increasing self-acceptance and self-esteem.

The facility is staffed with volunteer rheumatologists, nurses, and counselors who help campers enjoy their activities while continuing their medical treatments. Children build new friendships that can extend far beyond camp week.

Please click here to apply online

Request a Hard Copy Application

If you would like a camper application mailed to you, please contact the Camper Admissions office at (661) 724-1768, ext. 202.

Complete and return application to:
Donna Payne
The Painted Turtle
PO Box 455
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
Phone: (661) 724-1768, ext. 202

Questions? Contact our team at sbazarsky@lupusla.org or (310) 657-5667 to learn more.