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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 7 to 15

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, founded by Paul Newman in 1988, is a nonprofit residential summer camp, an ingeniously designed and dazzlingly equipped Wild West hideout in northeastern Connecticut, where children with cancer, serious blood disorders, HIV, and other life-threatening illnesses do not have to sit on the sidelines. More than 1,000 children between the ages of seven and fifteen from across the country and abroad attend each year, free of charge.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides year-round activities for campers and other seriously ill children and their siblings at Camp and in their own communities. Camp sponsored programs provide health care professionals and social workers with support and training. Retreats are organized for the children's parents at resorts around the country offering respite, counseling, mutual support and positive activities, free of charge. Over 3,500 family members take part in the fall to spring programs.