Police did not provide information on how large an area was affected, but Camp CEO James Canton said the blaze destroyed the arts and crafts, wood shop, cooking zone and camp store buildings.
There were no injuries. FEIU is working with local fire marshals to determine the cause and origin of the fire, Dorelus said.
The camp, located about 35 miles east of Hartford, was started by Paul Newman in 1988 for seriously ill children and their families, according to the camp website. It’s named after the gang of outlaws in Newman’s hit movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
Canton thanked local fire departments and state police for their response.
“Although the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, what is known is that The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a community devoted to hope and healing. We will get through this in the way that we always have and always will — as a family,” he said.