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Founder's Day

More than 200 Camp friends gathered at the Westport Country Playhouse on January 24, 2013 for “Celebrating Cool Hand Luke & the Gang.” Opening remarks included stories of the healing power of Camp from CEO Jimmy Canton. Alumni camper Clare Matschullat recounted her days as a teenager with leukemia who went to Camp and had the chance to feel normal again. Now eighteen years later, Clare returns to Camp to volunteer as she also applies to medical school. The first of many “Healing Feeling” video profiles was screened, highlighting campers Hannah and Janis who have formed a special bond at Camp that has allowed them to face the challenges of mitochondrial disease together. Prior to watching our founder star in Cool Hand Luke, sponsors enjoyed cocktails and snacked on deviled eggs and other hors d’oeuvres at the Dressing Room Restaurant. What we’ve got here isn’t a failure to communicate, but a wonderful way to celebrate the start of our 25th anniversary event festivities!


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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