News & Press Releases
From the ashes, the laughter of children rises again
Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, once aflame, is ready to greet kids again
Risen from the Ashes
Paul Newman's Camp for Sick Kids Rises from the Ashes
From Ashes to 'Magical’ New Beginnings: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Opens Brand-New Creative Complex
After a 2021 fire destroyed the original building, Hole in the Wall opens a reimagined and universally accessible space for its Camp community
Holiday Cards Are on Sale Now!
Celebrate the holidays with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp! You can recognize family, friends and colleagues by making a contribution to Camp on their behalf and letting them know the difference Camp makes in the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Names James Takami Its New Chief Financial Officer
Remembering Dennis Poster
With grateful and heavy hearts, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp family remembers the unwavering friendship and passionate support of Board Member Dennis Poster, who passed away on June 24, 2022.
Hole in the Wall Announces Plans to Open a Second Location on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 2023
Aspen Institute donates Wye River Conference Center, which will be renovated to provide free year-round camp programming for children with serious illnesses and their families in the Mid-Atlantic
Creative Complex Construction Update
Check out the latest progress on the Downtown Camp Creative Complex!
Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Names Robin Farrell Chief Development Officer
After a three-month national search, Robin Farrell has been named The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s new Chief Development Officer.
After a Tremendous Outpouring of Support, Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Announces It Has Raised the Anticipated Funds Needed to Rebuild After Fire
Following a significant fire at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp on Friday, Feb. 12, CEO Jimmy Canton announced today that a $1 million match initiated by The Travelers Companies, Inc. and the Travelers Championship to inspire community support has been achieved.
Newmans' Own Foundation Pledges $1 Million to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Travelers and the Travelers Championship to Match Up to $1 Million in Donations to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp After Devastating Fire
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) and the Travelers Championship today announced a joint commitment to match up to $1 million in donations to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in the wake of a significant fire on Friday, February 12, that destroyed a number of buildings on the grounds of the camp in Ashford, Connecticut.
Statement from The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp CEO James Canton about the fire at Camp
We are saddened to share that there was a fire at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp this evening. We are extremely grateful that it appears nobody was injured, but can confirm that our Arts & Crafts, Woodshop, Cooking Zone and Camp Store buildings were all destroyed. We deeply appreciate the quick response of the local fire departments and Connecticut State Police Troop C. Although the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, what is known is that The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a community devoted to hope and healing. We will get through this in the way that we always have and always will – as a family.
Pivoting with a Purpose
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hole in the Wall has pivoted its programming in every possible way during a critical time when seriously ill children and families are experiencing even more significant challenges and isolation than usual. Here are some of the ways Hole in the Wall has really adapted to provide "a different kind of healing" in different ways during a very different and difficult time.
A Festive Walk Down Memory Lane
We send you our warmest wishes for a safe and special holiday season. Thank you for the gift of your friendship.
Celebrate the Season with Holiday Tribute Cards
Looking for the perfect holiday card? Camp's got you covered!
Join Us For Camp Is Everywhere: A Hole in the Wall Celebration of Hope and Healing
Notification of Blackbaud Data Breach
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was notified by Blackbaud, Inc., a service provider that hosts our donor database, that they discovered and stopped a ransomware attack that culminated in May 2020. According to Blackbaud, prior to locking the cybercriminal out, a copy of a subset of data was removed from their servers, which prompted Blackbaud to pay the cybercriminal’s demand with confirmation that the copied data was destroyed. Although Blackbaud assured affected organizations that encrypted data such as bank and credit card information were not accessed during this attack, it is possible that other donor data such as contact and demographic information as well as details of relationships to Camp – including gift dates and amounts – may have been exposed.