Camp Esperanza

Arthritis Foundation Camp Los Angeles

A residential camp serving children ages 8-17 with arthritis, rheumatic and related diseases since 1986.

Camp Esperanza is sponsored by the Pacific Region of the Arthritis Foundation, and is held at 2 different locations. The original location: YMCA Camp Harold F. Whittle, near Big Bear Lake, hosts our Teen Leadership session for campers between the ages of 15-17. The Painted Turtle Camp location has hosted our main session for campers 7-16 since 2009. Today, over 150 children and teens with arthritis or a related disease attend Camp Esperanza each year.

Both camps are staffed with Arthritis Foundation staff, and medical professionals and volunteers.  Medical staff consists of rheumatologists, rheumatology nurses and other healthcare professionals who are available on-site, twenty-four hours a day.

Website:  Camp Esperanza

Contact: Jennifer Ziegler

Phone:  800-954-2873

Office: 4311 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 530  Los Angeles, CA 90010

Camp Location: Camp Whittle
31701 Rim of the World Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333   (map)