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August 24, 2023 18 mins
Aired August 20, 2023: As summer camps wrap up...the long lasting, positive effects of camp will stay with us forever. The Painted Turtle is an EXTRA special camp experience for children with serious medical conditions, but still a camp where kids can just be kids and have fun! And totally Free of Charge!

Lisa Foxx interviews April Tani, the Director of Programming for The Painted Turtle, that began as a dream in 1999 when Paul Newman and Page Adler, co-founded it. Located just outside of Los Angeles in Lake Hughes, The Painted Turtle has served tens of thousands of children and families since opening in 2004. Thousands of campers and family members come together each year to sing, dance, laugh, grow and discover their potential in a community of people who have shared experiences. Through their condition-specific, week-long Summer Sessions and Fall and Spring Family Weekends, children have the opportunity to learn new strategies of medical self-care, increase their confidence, and build supportive friendships with peers who have the same medical conditions. The mission of The Painted Turtle is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. This place is a WONDERFUL HAVEN for sick kids and their families. To Apply to have your child attend camp, to donate or volunteer...

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