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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, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012-13 with 20,000 children and family members now experiencing “a different kind of healing” annually. Each year, 2,500 are served onsite and 19,000 visits by the Hospital Outreach Program bring the fun and friendship of Camp into more than 20 sites throughout the Northeast – all free of charge.
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Meet Tamara.

Tamara attended The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp during its very first summer in 1988. In May 2013, she returned to Camp for the first time in more than 20 years and rediscovered special memories that moved her to give back in a very inspirational way. Watch Tamara’s story and witness the enduring power of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in the eighth installment of Camp’s “Healing Feeling” series.

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Calendar of Events

13th Annual Polo for Children Benefit - June 1, 2014

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Attend The Polo for Children Benefit and support Camp's growing programs. The family-friendly event features a fun-filled afternoon for all ages! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres sponsored by Clarke Corporation and featuring celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, live and silent auctions and a luncheon. A high-goal Polo match concludes the day. Our younger supporters will enjoy their time in the children's tent with games, face painting, arts & crafts and a picnic luncheon

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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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