BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
EVENT: Team HITW NYC Marathon 2015
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
From a Camper:
"The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp...is a place where you don't have to explain your fears and emotions; where scars are battle wounds to be worn proudly; where tree houses have wheelchair ramps and IV pumps run unnoticed next to bunk beds. By normalizing all of these things, Camp allows children and families in crisis to focus on the simple joys of summer camp. Then they go beyond this mission and actually show Campers and staff how to make the world a better place."
- Stacy, Camper at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
About Hole in the Wall Gang Camp:
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.”
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: Paul Newman
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.
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.
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 30,000 children and family members annually.