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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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Meet Michele, Kyle and Frankie.


Michele, Kyle and Frankie are former campers turned Hospital Outreach specialists who know first-hand the healing power of Camp. Watch the latest Healing Feeling story to see them bring their personal experiences and the magic of Hole in the Wall to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during CampWeek.


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Bradley Cooper Joins Camp's Board of Directors 


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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.

An Evening with The Elephant Man - February 5, 2015

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The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Board Member and two-time Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) returns to Broadway in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award®-winning classic, The Elephant Man. Join Camp and Bradley in Manhattan for "An Evening with The Elephant Man!" Enjoy a pre-performance dinner reception at the New York Marriott Marquis followed by a live performance of The Elephant Man at The Booth Theatre with a Q & A featuring Bradley immediately following.

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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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