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Mission Statement

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 the celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can "raise a little hell."


Our 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.

Our 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.

Our Core Values:
Our core values are the principles that guide both strategic decisions and daily behavior rooted in the philosophy and vision of Camp’s founder.
• Safety - The care of children with serious illnesses is both a serious responsibility and a serious privilege. Physical and emotional safety is paramount in all we do.
• Camaraderie - We create a community that fosters friendship, inclusivity, a little bit of mischief and a whole lot of laughter.
• Possibility - All aspects of our community are designed to allow every individual inspired by camp to believe that the impossible can be possible.
• Appreciation - We recognize the generosity and gratitude of others and intend to exemplify that in all our decisions and actions. We remain grateful for the original dream of our founder to pair good fortune with misfortune and we cherish the friendships we have with all inspired by camp.





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