Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's Hospital Outreach® Program

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. Founded in 1988 by actor Paul Newman, it’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood where every kid can “raise a little hell.”

In 2003, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's Hospital Outreach® Program (HOP) provided 1,200 interactions in two hospitals. Today, thanks to the support of friends like AngelRide, HOP provides joy and laughter to seriously ill children and family members through more than 50,000 interactions in more than 40 locations from Boston to Philadelphia.

By offering these unique, creative and developmentally appropriate activities and interactions, the program helps restore joy and laughter in a time often laden with fear, stress and uncertainty. It works collaboratively with hospital staff to enhance, augment or support existing programs focused on improving quality of life during treatment.

Find out more about this unique, influential program.