Camp Comes to the House
Summer Reflections by Emma Huntington, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Hospital Outreach Specialist, Central New England
“The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) brings Camp-style programming to more than forty medical sites throughout the Northeast. One of those sites, visited weekly by the Central New England HOP Team, is the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield.
Every Thursday, two of the five members of our team provide Camp-style activities for families. The second we walk through the door, we are welcomed with open arms. From mess-making, to designing paper guitars, to painting ceramics – we try to create a fun social atmosphere for the families to connect and enjoy.
The warm, family environment of the House is unique from the hospital settings we are used to —and visiting is something that we look forward to each week!”