Phi Kappa Tau And The Hitw Camps

Phi Kappa Tau and the Hole in the Wall Camps

Phi Kappa Tau adopted the Hole in the Wall Camps as its national philanthropy at the 1995 Convention in Washington, D.C. Since that time, thousands of brothers have contributed their time, talent and funds to support the camps. Chapter philanthropy events raise money to send children to camp. As men of exemplary character, Phi Tau volunteers fulfill the significant need for positive male role models at the camps. The opportunity to participate in a profound service-learning environment sets Phi Kappa Tau apart from other fraternities. Brothers’ lives are forever changed for the better by their involvement in the Hole in the Wall Camps.

“I went to camp expecting to change someone else’s life, never expecting in the process that mine would be changed as well.”—Jonathan Samford, Centre ’01

What Phi Kappa Tau Supports

Through chapter and alumni donations, Phi Kappa Tau has provided funding for the following as well as other ongoing programs:

  • Purchase of two GEM cars to aid camper transportation through camp at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut
  • "Camperships" at the Double "H" Hole in the Woods Ranch in New York so children may attend free of charge
  • Sponsorship of Immunology Week at Camp Boggy Creek in Florida
  • Sponsorship of the Staff and Volunteer Recruitment and Retention program at The Painted Turtle Camp in California
  • Sponsorship of the Arts and Crafts program and supplies at the Victory Junction Gang Camp in North Carolina
  • Sponsorship of a Volunteer "Cara" (Irish term for "friend") for the summer at Barretstown Gang Camp in Ireland
  • "Camperships" and general operational support for the camps in Europe, Israel and for the Africa Initiative
  • General operational support for the Flying Horse Farm capital campaign in Ohio
  • Sponsorship of the Phi Kappa Tau Campfire at the Victory Junction Gang Camp in North Carolina
  • Sponsorship of the Aquatics program at the Painted Turtle Camp in California
  • Travel stipends of up to $250 for undergraduate Brothers of Phi Kappa Tau to travel to and from the camps as staff and volunteers

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