29th Fandango Benefit Gala
When: September 14, 2019
Where: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
565 Ashford Center Road, Ashford, Conn.
Join us for an afternoon and evening of fun for all at the Fandango Benefit Gala benefitting Camp's growing programs! Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music on the Dining Hall lawn kick-start the activities, while silent and live auctions take place in Sports and Rec. Guests will be treated to a live performance in the Theater starring celebrity friends and Hole in the Wall campers followed by a post party featuring a buffet dinner, band and dancing!
Additional details to be announced later this year!
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Jennifer Weeks at (203) 772-0522.
Bandits in the Big Apple 30th Anniversary Celebration – September 24, 2018
The Bandits in the Big Apple 30th Anniversary Celebration took place September 24 at PlayStation Theater in New York City. The inspiring mainstage production was the cornerstone of the evening celebration, bringing the audience of more than 400 Hole in the Wall supporters to tears and infinitely closer to Camp’s mission as they experienced a “day at Camp.”
The show featured performances by nine awesomely talented campers – AJ, Alex, Amaya, Dylan, Eli, Hannah, Joanne, Merry and Zaire – as well as some amazing celebrity friends including Christy Altomare, Laura Benanti, Matthew Broderick, Ellen Burstyn, Dexter Darden, Whoopi Goldberg, Jewel, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Plummer, Richard Thomas, and Camp Board Members Alec Baldwin and Bridget Moynahan.
When guests arrived at the event, they were assigned to a unit – Blue, Yellow, Red, Purple and Green – and got to show their pride throughout the production. They even got in on the fun of the show, learning the hand jive with their cabinmates.
As they mingled in anticipation of the performance, attendees were treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before sitting down to dinner in the transformed theater space, which prominently displayed unit banners from the summer and felt like Camp’s dining hall. A pop-up Camp store completed the transformation and allowed guests to bring a little piece of Hole in the Wall home with them.
As the show wound down, Alec Baldwin took center stage for the campership appeal. More than 100 camperships brought the event total to more than $1.75 million!
Following the production, guests enjoyed dessert and coffee while buzzing about what they had just witnessed. The entire theater erupted into wild applause when the camper performers emerged from backstage, glowing from their experience, closing the evening on a high note.