The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp


Where is COPE held?

COPE weekends are held at The Heritage Hotel in Southbury, Connecticut.

What happens at COPE?

The purpose of the weekend is to give you a chance to relax and meet other parents in similar situations. During the weekend, you will be given opportunities to connect with other Camp parents, experience Camp activities like woodshop and arts & crafts, and attend workshops on laughter, healing and much more.

Who is eligible to attend COPE?

Our COPE program is open to all new camper parents. If you have yet to experience COPE and are a current camper parent, please contact Rebecca Patenaude for more details: (860) 429.3444 or by email.

Can I bring my kids to COPE?

As you know, here at Camp we love spending time with your children, but COPE is a time just for parents.

Do you offer transportation to COPE weekend?

We do not offer transportation, however the hotel does offer a shuttle service between the hotel and the Peter Pan bus stop on Southbury, CT.

What is the cost of attending a COPE weekend?

Like all Camp programs, our COPE weekends are free of charge.

I would like to speak to someone about COPE. Whom should I contact?

Rebecca Patenaude, our COPE and Regional Parent Programs Coordinator, is always happy to answer questions about our COPE program. She can be reached at (860) 429.3444 or by email.

I am a single parent; can I bring a friend with me to COPE?

Yes, we encourage caregivers to bring a friend or family member who supports them in the care of their Camper.

I’m attending COPE this weekend. What should I pack?

Comfy clothes and sneakers. A bathing suit if you want to take advantage of the hotel pool and hot tub, and something a little dressy for our Saturday night dinner dance! But if jeans and flip-flops are your style, that is okay too!

How can I stay connected with other camper parents?

There are lots of opportunities to connect with camper parents. Beyond our COPE weekends, there are parent activities at Family Weekends and CampOut events and plenty of volunteer options.

My camper has aged out. Can I still volunteer with parent programs?

Absolutely! Volunteer opportunities are open to parents and caregivers of current and aged out campers.