The Painted Turtle Camp is a camp located in Lake Hughes, CA is is designed for children with serious medical conditions. We don't think of Caitlyn as having a "serious medical condition" but truth is she obviously has a medical condition - we're just lucky that she hasn't had any of the serious medical issues some lp's have.
The Painted Turtle serves children from California and across the US who are coping with many types of chronic disease conditions including asthma, arthritis, Crohn’s and colitis, hemophilia, kidney and liver disease and transplant, Primary Immune Deficiency Disease, metabolic and genetic conditions, and skeletal dysplasia. The camp takes place during the summer with different weeks set aside for different conditions. Summer campers need to be between the ages of 7 and 16.
Back in June a fire came extremely close to Painted Turtle and because of smoke damage this past summers camp sessions were canceled. That is when they decided to do "Painted Turtle on the Move". Caty, Hanna and I joined in on the fun when it was in Livermore - almost 2 hours from our house.
Arts and Crafts galore!!
The Okenfuss family was also there. Dan is our chapter president and Ericka is our genetics counselor at Kaiser. These are their two sons, Hai and Jude
Saying hi to one of the many therapy dogs
Our rocket - which Hanna named Kelly - that we created for the rocket launch!
Ready to blast off!
Caty tried her hand at archery
Bradley showing off his moves
What an amazing experience! We can't wait until Caty attends the camp!