The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

CampOut FAQs

Who is eligible for CampOut?

Any child 17 years or younger who has attended The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn. at least once either during a summer session or family weekend.


What is a regional event?

Regional events are fun activities that blend the spirit of Camp with new experiences such as classes, outings, museums, scavenger hunts and much more. All regional events are family friendly and designed to connect camper families with other Camp families outside of the hospital setting.


Does a parent or caregiver need to be present at a regional event?

Yes. A trusted adult over the age of 18 must attend for the duration of the event.

Are siblings and other family members welcome to attend regional events?

Yes. All regional events are family friendly and open to campers’ immediate family members.


Where can I find a schedule of events?

Click here to see our upcoming schedule.


Who are the CampOut staff?

We have two CampOut teams who plan and facilitate each CampOut home visit and regional event, alongside a team of fantastic Camp volunteers. Kayla Briggs and Brianna Walker bring CampOut to Camp families in CT, MA, RI and north! And Rachael DePalma and Katie-Grace Burk bring CampOut to our families in New York, New Jersey, and south to Maryland.


What is a home visit?

Home visits are two-to-three hour programs tailored to the camper and his/her family, and are based on the family’s schedule with weekday, weeknight or weekend visits available. Each home visit will be facilitated by two CampOut staff and consist of age and developmentally appropriate activities, as well as a simple meal for the family. Home visits are designed to bring the fun and friendship of Camp to campers who are feeling isolated or struggling to make connections with their peers.

Does a parent or caregiver need to be present for the home visit?

Yes. A trusted adult over the age of 18 must be home for the duration of the visit.

Can a home visit take place outside of the home?

Most home visits do occur in the family home. However, if limited space is a concern, special arrangements can be made.