The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

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We are a community that includes the kids and families we serve, the volunteers and staff who help us make a difference, the partners and donors who support our mission, and the alumni who keep our community strong. Together, we make “a different kind of healing” possible!

“Well visitors, like you, Hole in the Wall, Child Life – that gets me through the time here [the hospital]. I get to not think about what's going on and just relax.”
– HOP Camper

We are kids

We are not defined by our illnesses, and we certainly don’t let them slow us down. We are kids like every other – looking for fun, friendship and the chance to “raise a little hell.” We find that through a variety of Hole in the Wall programs at Camp and beyond.

Outreach Programs

“Camp made me realize that I am not a victim, I am not an embarrassment, and I should never feel anything but happy.”
– Camper Meagan

We are campers

We are artists, swimmers, horseback riders, song-singers and bushy-tail-shakers. We love to laugh and create a little mischief with our new friends, while finding out together that we are capable of so much more than we ever imagined.

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“Coming back for the 25th Birthday Bash – it was as though time had not passed since those summers when I was a camper, and for me, that was more healing than any medicine.”
– Camp Alumnae Tamara

We are alumni

As former campers, staff and volunteers, our Camp experiences helped to shape who we are today – so we keep the “Camp spirit” alive by staying involved in events and connected to old friends.

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“I feel so grateful to be part of the Camp community. Even though this last year has been incredibly challenging, I feel like I am a better person because of Camp.”
– Terry Coughlin, Camper Parent

We are families

Our day-to-day lives aren’t the same as other families’. Sometimes we don’t know what to expect from one day to the next, but one thing we can always count on is the support, acceptance and friendship of our Camp community. Camp programs haven’t just changed our child’s life – they’ve changed all of us.


“When you get home from a week volunteering at the Camp, you feel like you have made a difference.”
– Dave Olson, Volunteer

We are volunteers

Our passion for Camp inspires us to lend our hearts and hands to the programs, events and magic behind the scenes. We are young, old and everything in between, united by our love for Camp.

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“Though we didn’t have our own children, Nancy always said she had close to 4,000 children over the years. Knowing how Camp helps so many seriously ill children really influenced us…”
– John Bauman, Donor

We are people who help

We are donors

We are inspired by the brave children and families Camp serves as well as Paul Newman’s vision of giving back to those who may not have shared the luck he found in his own life. We feel blessed to be part of a community filled with love and friendship.

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“Every day, Hole in the Wall campers push past their limitations to accomplish what seems impossible. It is this spirit that inspires me…”
– Larry Grogin, FUNraiser

We are fundraisers and friend-raisers

We are runners, party planners and lemonade stand entrepreneurs who help support Camp’s growing programs. We organize, support and participate in fundraiser events that help make a difference in the lives of campers and their families and are grateful to be a part of Camp’s mission.

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“Our employees take a very hands-on approach with assisting our community partners, and it is a unique privilege to impact the Camp in this special way.”
– Corporate Partner

We are partners

Partnering with the Camp has brought something special to our idea of “business as usual.” This is more than supporting a local nonprofit – it’s giving back that has an immediate impact, and our involvement lets us see that first-hand. It’s something the whole company feels good about.

Become a partner

“Each year, hundreds of staff & volunteers pour their hearts into our children and families... each year, we hear that they get so much more in return. As Mr. Newman said, “it‘s pretty potent stuff.”
– Padraig Barry, Chief Program Officer

We are people who care

We are staff

We all found Camp in our own way – some of us have been here since day one, others are former campers and still others are new to Camp – but we share one thing in common: We are dedicated to ensuring the vibrancy of our Founder's dream of providing a Camp experience for seriously ill children and their families, at Camp, in hospitals and in the community.

Key Staff Employment Opportunities

“…Living with our campers with serious illness, however, sharing their laughter, hearing their stories and watching their accomplishments, taught me the healing power of Camp.”
– Dr. Sharon Space,
Medical Director

We are doctors & nurses

We’ve dedicated our lives to healing people – but we’ve never seen healing quite like this before. We bring our medical expertise but trade our scrubs in for t-shirts while providing the care that makes Camp possible, along with a healthy dose of fun and laughter.

Medical Staff  Volunteer

Board of Directors
“Serving on the Camp's Board and seeing the healing power of its mission firsthand, you realize that there are few comparable honors than being of service to such brave children and inspirational families.”
– Ray Lamontagne, Board Chair
Board of Directors

We are the Board

In the very beginning, Paul Newman assembled a dream team of founding directors whose hearts and hands helped to shape "a different kind of healing." Today, some of those passionate men and women still serve on the Camp's Board of Directors and have been joined by a committed group of leaders who continue to compassionately carry the torch that Newman left in our care.

Meet the Board

Our story is simple: We’re a community dedicated to ensuring that every child and family facing a serious medical condition gets to experience the unique healing power of Camp – we invite you to join the gang and see for yourself!

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