In my role, I do lots of public speaking. And although I enjoy every opportunity to talk about The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, one of my favorite speaking gigs is when I address the summer staff at the end of their week-long orientation. It’s my opportunity to put into words what I think Hole in the Wall stands for, and to remind them of the sacred responsibility that they have to improve the lives of every child – and adult – with whom they interact.
"I wanted, I think, to acknowledge luck: the chance of it, the benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others; made especially savage for children because they may not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it." – Paul Newman on his inspiration for founding The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The brutality and benevolence of luck is pretty much at the core of any camper’s journey to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and mine starts out much the same.