Camp Blood Brothers and Sisters

Hemophilia camp

Camp Blood Brothers and Sisters gives boys and girls with bleeding disorders the chance to spend a week having fun with other campers who have their condition.

Any boy or girl between the ages 7-16 with a bleeding disorder can attend Camp Blood Brothers and Sisters. This includes carriers of hemophilia.

Hemophilia camp is held at The Painted Turtle, one of Paul Newman’s camps for children with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions.

There is no cost to attend Camp Blood Brothers and Sisters. Camp is sponsored by the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California.



Phone:  The Painted Turtle (800) 371-4123 or (323) 525-0440

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

Hemophilia Foundation Office: 6720 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.  90038  (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)