WHAT WE DO
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. Learn More
Meet Marissa and Mark.
For Marissa and Mark, Hole in the Wall is a special hideout where campers feel safe to express themselves freely and honestly among peers who truly understand them. Watch how this community defined by acceptance provides "a different kind of healing" that is life changing and enduring in the fourth installment of the Camp's 25th Anniversary "Healing Feeling" series.
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Board Member Lissy Newman reveals a secret about Camp's Founder!
Camp is featured on CBS Sunday Morning!
In 30 seconds, learn how you can help the magic of Hole in the Wall come to life.
Share our new PSA and help spread the "healingFEELING" of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp during our 25th summer.
Read our latest Gazette.
A message from Jimmy Canton about the Boston Marathon
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Hospital Outreach Program?
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