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Double H - Hole In The Woods Ranch Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Sports

Mission: The double h ranch provides specialized year-round programs for children and families who are dealing with life-threatening or chronic illnesses. All programs are free of charge and now include hospital outreach programs that are conducted with our hospital partners.

Programs: Activities - the double h ranch operates a summer residential camping program, a variety of family-based support programs in the spring and fall, and an off site hospital outreach program for children and families who are dealing with life-threatening or chronic illnesses. The ranch provided summer session activities to 895 campers over 8 sessions and 47 camp days. An average of 65 volunteers supported the program per session.

facilities /management - includes the maintenance and upkeep of the facilities in order to ensure the safety of the children participating at the ranch. This year, the facility held programs to 1,407 campers and 856 parents, guardians, and siblings of the campers.

food service - provides meals for the seriously ill children who attend the ranch, all staff who work at the ranch, and volunteers who dedicate their time to the ranch's various programs throughout the year.

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1 Sandy22

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Double H Ranch is a magical camp for children with life threatening illnesses set in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. Happiness, laughs, and incredible empowerment are a big pa rt of the Serious Fun that happens here. Co-founded by Paul Newman, Double H is the second camp under his umbrella of Hole in the Wall Camps, now known as SeriousFun camps for seriously amazing kids! At Double H, anything is possible. When I was given my first tour there by CEO Max Yurenda, we stopped at the high ropes course - a definite challenge for those without challeneges! Knowing that all campers do everything at Double H, I looked up at the platforms, cargo nets and zip lines, astounded. I asked Max how this is possible with so many of their campers in wheelchairs and the like. He simply looked at me and said "Sandy, we can't make them walk, but we can make them fly." And that is what happens there - fly they do, for one glorious week in the summer or doing Adaptive Skiing in the winter months - all free of charge. On a business note, this organization is extrememly well run. The staff loves what they do and that is clear from the moment you meet them. The volunteers are second to none, and love and smiles are in great abundance. I do not think there is a happier place on earth for our special children - and they give us more than we can ever possibly give them. The goal, as was promised to a camper who asked, is that we are able to be there for them forever. Double H celebrates its 20th year this summer...