Charity Info - Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

A different type of healing

NYC Marathon: When people donate to my NYC Marathon fundraising campaign, your money can end up towards any of the Hole in the Wall programs. It costs approximately $2,500 to send a child to Camp for a week-long summer session, $1,000 to send a whole family to Camp for one of their spring or fall weekends, and $500 for 10 hospital visits by one of their Hospital Outreach Specialists. There is a tangible component for them when they donate. 

Purpose The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing a “different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can “raise a little hell.”

Goal To ensure that every child with a serious medical condition has the chance to experience the world of possibilities that camp has to offer. Through the generosity of others, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp community provides this unique healing experience to kids in need and their families, including those who may not be able to come to Camp.

Founder The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with one simple premise in mind, that every child, no matter their illness, could experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand in hand with camp. Paul Newman, while a successful actor, was also a visionary with the heart of a child. His personality, playfulness and mischievousness are infused within every corner of Camp, from the pirate flag he raised on the tree house to the days he spent on the lake fishing with campers. With unobtrusive expert medical care, it was Paul’s dream that Camp would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter and acceptance.

Impact Through summer sessions and family weekend programs at the Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics throughout the Northeast, the Camp serves more than 25,000 children and family members annually.