Meet Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

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Meet Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Kids laugh and play on stage at campThe 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. It is dedicated to providing a “different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge and brings healing experiences to more than 20,000 seriously ill kids and families annually. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can “raise a little hell.”

Camp activities include horseback riding, archery, sports and recreation, swimming, boating, fishing, theater arts, music, tennis, miniature golf, arts and crafts, adventure and high-ropes, and woodworking. Camper diagnoses include cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, HIV/AIDS, metabolic illnesses and other rare diseases. The Hole in the Wall Gang medical staff on site can provide medical care including medications (oral, G-tube, IV, shots, chemotherapy, IV factor), nutrition (special diets, G-tube, IV), respiratory care (including nebulizer treatments and supplemental oxygen), and central line care and dressing changes.

Funds from the Joy in Childhood Foundation help provide transportation, medical care, ’round-the-clock supervision, activities, meals and everything needed to make Camp an incredible experience.

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