About Us

The Double H Ranch, located in New York’s Adirondack Park, is a demonstration of the commitment and generosity of philanthropist Charles R. Wood and actor Paul Newman.  Since the Double H officially opened its doors on July 4, 1993, it has served over 80,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses from around the world. It was the second “Hole in the Wall Camp” in what has become a worldwide network of not-for-profit recreational and therapeutic experiences for children with serious illness, called the SeriousFun Children’s Network.


The Double H Ranch is located in Lake Luzerne, New York, in the beautiful Adirondack Park. We are approximately 215 miles north of New York City, NY, approximately 220 miles from Boston, MA, and approximately 174 miles south of Montreal, Quebec.

Our facility resides on 320 acres of land with waterfront access to Lake Vanare. Our facilities include camper cabins that are able to accommodate 126 campers, staff cabins that are able to accommodate a total of 125 staff members and volunteer cabins that are able to accommodate 50 volunteers. Program areas include an indoor and outdoor pool, a high ropes course, archery, horseback riding and pasture, picnic pavilion, stage area, dining hall, Arts & Crafts building/ski chalet, and various other outdoor spaces used for recreational play and opportunities to explore nature.