Family Camp 2017: Aplastic Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure Family Weekend | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Family Camp 2017: Aplastic Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure Family Weekend

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/20/2017 - 5:03pm to Sun, 10/22/2017 - 2:00pm

We are proud to announce a new program we’ve developed in conjunction with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp – the beloved organization that has been providing fun and friendship to ill children and their families for almost 30 years.

Together, we will be hosting our first Aplastic Anemia and Bone Marrow Failure Family Weekend. Participation in the weekend is free of charge. Camp activities include fishing, boating, archery, tennis, horseback riding, basketball, mini-golf, arts and crafts, woodworking, campfire fun, stage night and much more.

WHEN?  October 20 to 22, 2017.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This weekend is for children between the ages of 5 and 15 who have been diagnosed with aplastic anemia or another bone marrow failure disease. Immediate family members and siblings of any age are also welcome. The camp can host up to 25 families. Participants must live in the Northeast Region of the U.S. (PA, NJ, NY, RI, MA, ME, NH, VT). 

WHERE? The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is located in Ashford, Connecticut. View a map and directions.

HOW DO YOU APPLY? If you are interested in learning more, please complete the pre-registration survey. Staff from the camp will get back to you within a few days.  You can also download the full the application for the 2017 family weekend. Please note that this is a lengthy application.

WHAT IS THE COST? The camp is FREE. Transportation to the camp is the family’s responsibility, however some transportation assistance may be provided depending on the family’s location.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? If you need help with the application or have other questions, you can submit your questions online, send an email to or call the camp directly at (860)429-3444.

You can also view an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provided on The Hole in the Wall Gang’s website.


Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides “a different kind of healing” to more than 25,000 seriously ill children and family members annually – all completely free of charge. For many of these children and families, Hole in the Wall provides multiple Camp experiences throughout the year at the facility in Ashford, Conn., in more than 40 hospitals and clinics, directly in camper homes and communities, and through other outreach activities across the Northeast.

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
565 Ashford Center Road
Ashford , CT 06278
United States
Connecticut US