The Painted Turtle

About The Painted Turtle

Make a difference at The Painted Turtle, a medical specialty camp in California for children with serious medical conditions. We are seeking fun, enthusiastic and responsible individuals for our summer staff team. We offer both paid summer positions and year-round volunteering opportunities. We are a member of the SeriousFun Children's Network, a family of camps first started by Paul Newman. Through therapeutic, safe, and just plain fun year-round programs, The Painted Turtle provides a life-changing and free-of-charge experience to children facing serious illness. Our dedicated staff team is made up of individuals from all over the world, bonded together by one goal: to shape our campers' experience at The Painted Turtle into an empowering, unforgettable adventure. We are currently seeking Cabin, Program and Leadership staff for the summer and Volunteers to come to camp for our Family Weekends. Paid positions require a summer commitment from the end of May through mid August, including a week-long, mandatory staff orientation. Select positions require earlier start dates. If you are unable to work for the duration of the summer, consider joining our volunteer team for a week-long Cabin Counselor opportunity. Submit an online application anytime on our website: Summer staff positions are paid and require living on-site at our residential camp. Positions include housing for the duration of the summer and meals while camp in session. Paid positions include Cabin Counselor and Program Staff roles. Program areas include Entertainment Team, Camp Musician, Creative Arts (theater and movie making), Waterfront Lifeguards, Adventure Team (High and Low Ropes initiatives, team-building, and Archery), Arts and Crafts, Woodshop, Discovery (Nature & Science), and Camp Photographer. We also hire international staff! Hired individuals are responsible for their own visa costs. In addition to our paid summer positions, The Painted Turtle also offers year-round volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to get involved with our program! Please see our website for more details. If you have any questions about staff positions, please write to Thank you for your interest!



May 2012 - August 2013 Los Angeles, CA
“Great Staff, Great Kids”

Cabin Leader

May 2019 - August 2019 Lake Hughes, CA
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