The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

The Heart of Us

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families, free of charge. We are a community that celebrates the spirit of childhood, the sound of laughter and the feeling of endless possibility.

Paul Newman & the Gang
Tree House

Who we are

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman to give every child – no matter their illness – the chance to “raise a little hell.” Through a variety of year-round programs offered onsite, in hospitals and clinics, and right in camper homes and communities, we serve more than 20,000 seriously ill children and family members each year.

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Kids Dancing
Camper & Staff


There’s no way to measure smiles, but our research and evaluation team works to ensure the safety and happiness of our campers, the smartest use of our funding, and positive outcomes from our programs.

CEO and Camper
Camp Director and Camper

Our people

Camp is a place of endless possibility – and our staff works hard to keep it that way! Meet the people who come together to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children with serious illnesses.

Latest News

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.

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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.

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News & video

Want to see the magic in action? You’ve come to the right place! Check out our recent news and video to see what we’ve been up to lately – and get a taste of the Camp experience.