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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!

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Calendar of Events

23nd Annual Big Apple Bash - November 8, 2014

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp invites you to celebrate the fall season "Camp-style" by joining us for a fun-filled evening in New York City! Our Big Apple Bash features a private performance of the Big Apple Circus, followed by a family-friendly reception at the Hard Rock Cafe featuring a dinner and dessert buffet, children's activities and entertainment. Bus transportation will be provided one way from the circus to the reception for those who purchase Circus & Reception Packages.

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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