Camp Oasis

crohns camp

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation operates Camp Oasis for children in 12 locations throughout the country.

Camp activities include swimming, arts and crafts, team sports, and  evening activities such as campfires, talent shows and scavenger hunts.

Any child with medically stable Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is invited to apply.  Age requirements, capacity, session dates, and application deadlines vary by location.




Phone:  (310) 478-4500

Location: 10350 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA.  90025   (map)

Painted Turtle Camp

Painted Turtle campFounded in 1999 by Paul Newman and Page Adler, The Painted Turtle camp offers children with serious medical conditions and their families a unique camp experience designed to foster personal growth and exploration. They aspire to help campers discover all that is possible in their lives by making new friends, trying new things, building self-confidence, and becoming more independent in their medical care.

The Painted Turtle provides a unique and safe camp experience for children with a wide variety of medical needs, including:

  • spina bifida and paraplegia,
  • cerebral palsy and limb deficiency,
  • rheumatic diseases,
  • skeletal dysplasia and mucopolysaccharidosis,
  • kidney disease and transplant,
  • liver disease and transplant,
  • immunodeficiency disorders,
  • total parenteral nutrition,
  • Crohn’s and colitis,
  • hemophilia,
  • von Willebrand disease,
  • thalassemia, and
  • severe asthma and allergies.

Campers and their families attend free of charge.



Phone:  (310) 451-1353

Location: 17000 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Lake Hughes, CA 93532  (map)