Carole King Joins Studded Cast to Benefit The Painted Turtle Children's Camp

LOS ANGELES, CA - Many of the biggest names in entertainment were on hand at the Kodak Theatre on November 4, 2002, for a special performance of "The World of Nick Adams" to benefit The Painted Turtle Camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. Closing the evening's festivities was a surprise performance by Carole King, who performed the song "Hope" with the camp kids and the entire acting company. 

"The World of Nick Adams" was penned by King's "Hope" co-writer, Hole In The Wall Gang camp co-founder, A.E. Hotchner. The Painted Turtle Camp was developed in Lake Hughes, California, and is a star in the Hole In The Wall Gang group of camps for children with life threatening illnesses. Through the efforts of "Hotch", Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and countless others, seven camps now exist serving thousands of children each year. For more information about The Painted Turtle and other Hole In The Wall Gang camps, go to