The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

The magic of camp allows children with serious illnesses to experience "a different kind of healing"

The Hole in the Wall Gang CampPaul Newman founded The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn., so that children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses could have a special place where they could simply be kids and “raise a little hell.”

The camp served 288 children during its first summer in 1988. Since then, the camp’s programs have grown to serve more than 20,000 children and family members annually throughout the Northeast. All of the camp’s services are provided free of charge.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is the primary charity of the Travelers Championship, which donates 100 percent of net proceeds to charity.  But Travelers and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp have a strong connection that extends beyond Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event.

Highlights of Travelers' Support:

  • Travelers has contributed more than $1.7 million since 2007, including $1 million for the camp’s Hospital Outreach Program, which extends the healing power of camp to hospitalized children across the Northeast.
  • Travelers is also the primary benefactor of the camp's Change of Pace Experience Program (C.O.P.E.), which provides valuable networking opportunities and retreats for camper parents.
  • In addition to donating money, leaders and employees from Travelers donate time at the camp, helping prepare the campgrounds and program areas for the arrival of campers and families.
  • In 2008, Travelers funded the camp's universally-accessible mini-golf course that can accommodate multiple cabins of campers coping with a diverse array of medical and mobility concerns.

With Travelers' support and by positioning the camp as a charity partner in the Travelers Championship, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has greater visibility so that others can be inspired by what Paul Newman created and to help carry the torch into the future.

Hospital Outreach Program


The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program

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