Discover “a Different Kind of Healing™”
One Smile at a Time
Since 1988, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has been a haven where children with serious illnesses and their families find joy, hope and friendship. Through year-round programming, Camp brings our community together to witness the healing found in play and connection.
Across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, we’re rallying friends old and new to find their inner child and share the joy and laughter with those who need it most. Join the Gang and be a part of a “hole” lot of healing.
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Confidence to grow
At the end of the week, I realized I was in fact capable of doing everything I set out to do. The activities helped me see myself in a positive light. Since Hero’s, I am more confident, more empathetic, more intuitive and more capable.Hero's Journey® Camper
All the experiences I’ve had at Hole in the Wall have shaped me into who I am today. That’s absolutely incredible - that I can credit one place for being the source of my happiness and strength, and that I can take it all with me every day.
Magic of Connection
My family and I had our first experience with Camp in June 2016. Those four days and nights changed all our lives forever. Family Weekend is such a special time to get away from the “real world” and have fun together with others who understand a medically fragile life.Sherry, Camper Parent & Volunteer
People talk about the ‘magic of Camp’ — it is real. There is no way to put it into words, it’s something that can only be felt.
A Short Time Creates Lifelong Connections
It’s unbelievable how much we all miss it and especially each other. The bonds we’ve created, they will truly be everlasting. THANK GOD FOR A PLACE LIKE CAMP! And of course, Paul too and everybody else that has made such a place possible. Honest! When I wake up with ‘Stars in the Sky’ stuck in my head, I know it’s going to be a good day – how could it not?!Camper Addie
Together, We All Grow and Heal
I feel immensely grateful to be part of such a great endeavor. Camp provides innumerable benefits for the children – it is the chance to temporarily escape a medical facility. I saw the campers grow and mature over the week; in hindsight, I did too…Summer Camp Volunteer Jessica
The Healing Found in Play
Each [Camp] staff I have met has provided unique and heartfelt stories. From having someone who is coming to do something with the child instead of to them, to allowing the child a chance to be a kid for a little while. For some of our kids who are in for long periods of time, it is a positive break from isolation – without any baggage of being evaluated or judged.Hospital Partner Staff
Timeless On-Site Summer Camp
In the woods of Connecticut lies a hideout for children with serious illnesses to express themselves and find joy with traditional camp activities.EXPLORE SUMMER CAMP
Going Where the Gang is Needed
Family Outreach is found across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic bringing healing connection to the “hole” family with home visits and regional events.Discover and Connect
Joyful Healing in the Hospital
From Massachusetts to Virginia, Camp partners with hospitals to bring healing smiles and activities bedside, and to playrooms and clinics.See the healing
Lifelong Connections for Young Adults
Opportunities for growth and self-discovery await in programming designed to encourage and prepare adolescents and young adults for whatever the future holds.Journey Years
Support in Times of Loss
Families who have lost a child to serious illness find connection and healing in a community of others who understand the experiences of loss.Bereavement Program
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