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In 1988, Paul Newman opened The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut so that children coping with serious illnesses could have a special hideout where they could simply be kids. The Camp, which served 288 campers its first year, has 25,000 children and family members now experiencing “a different kind of healing” annually. Each year, 2,500 are served onsite and 20,000 visits by the Hospital Outreach Program bring the fun and friendship of Camp into more than 25 sites throughout the Northeast – all free of charge.
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Rondell Kai Healing Feeling 2

Meet Ross.

At Camp, former camper Ross was able to break out of the shell that his illness had created and discover his truest self. Watch how his Hole in the Wall experience became an enduring source of creativity and inspiration in the latest Healing Feeling installment.

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Bradley Cooper Joins Camp's Board of Directors 


Watch our Emmy-winning Camp documentary!

Join our Founder's Day Celebration!


Board Member Lissy Newman reveals a secret about Camp's Founder!

Read our latest Gazette.


Calendar of Events

24th Fandango Benefit Gala - September 13, 2014

Step right up and attend the Fandango Benefit Gala to support Camp's growing programs. The Gala, Camp's largest fundraising event of the year, returns to Camp this fall. Guests will be treated to some carnival fun this year as we transform the grounds and host a festive day and evening of fun for all! Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music on the lawn kick start the party. Silent and live auctions take place in Sports and Rec, and a live performance in the Theater follows with celebrity friends and Hole in the Wall Campers taking the stage to wow the crowd. A post-party featuring a buffet dinner, live band and dancing caps off the night!

Be a Campfire Partner - Join Our Monthly Giving Program

Did you know that in a year's time a donation of $10 per month to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides art supplies for hospital visits with 25 campers? We invite you to join the group of donors who support our campers all year through our Campfire Partners monthly giving program. A monthly gift of as little as $10 provides big benefits to Camp.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization with camping facility in Ashford, CT and development offices in New Haven, CT. Established in 1988, it is the first camp founded in Paul Newman's family of camps collectively know as SeriousFun Children's Network.

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