[Courtesy of Zeta Alpha chapter at Belmont University.]
Hole in the Wall Camps provide a safe summer camp experience for children with serious illnesses and life threatening conditions. Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, Ohio ’43, the Fraternity adopted the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps as its national philanthropy in 1995. Since then, Phi Kappa Tau members have supported the camps through philanthropy and service.
Philanthropy events such as celebrity basketball tournaments, car shows, bowl-a-thons and haunted houses raise money for various camp needs. Phi Kappa Tau chapters collectively raise and donate approximately $100,000 to the camps each academic year.
Additionally, Phi Tau members travel to Hole in the Wall Camps throughout the country and overseas to serve as positive male role models. Hundreds of men volunteer as cabin counselors, activity specialists, unit leaders, and other camp staff during a week or summer as a camp counselor. The Phi Kappa Tau Foundation provides up to $300 in travel stipends to any undergraduate who volunteers at a camp.
Full-time staff members are hired for the summer sessions beginning in January. Brothers interested in being selected to work full-time must complete an application and proceed through an interview process. Please note most camps have all of their full time positions secured by March.
Volunteers interested in working for one week or more also must complete an application and interview. You are encouraged to apply early in the spring semester. If you are interested in applying, click on the camp link to be directed to the camp website. Applications and specific requirements are available there or can be obtained by calling the camp directly.