​To provide life-changing experiences
to children with physical disabilities.


The Stephen J Wampler Foundation incorporated in October 2001, becoming a fully recognized tax-exempt non-profit 501(c) 3 organization in March of 2002 (Tax ID number #80-0470847). Our outdoor programs started in August of 2004 when we welcomed our first 24 campers. The organization has grown over the past 17 years, and we have sponsored 1250 children.

Camp Wamp, located near North Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras, is a place where kids with physical challenges have the week of their life in the great outdoors. The kids of Camp Wamp leave the experience having learned to face life with a new sense of self-reliance, ambition, optimism and adventure. Most of these kids are also quick to say that Camp Wamp was the, “Best Week Ever”!.


Camp Wamp offers one-week camp sessions for campers of all ages with physical disabilities. Campers enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, canoeing, singing around the camp fire, hiking, making new friends, participating in survival challenges, and much more. Recognized as a premier camping experience for persons living with physical disabilities, our exciting programs are appreciated by both parents and campers

the wampler way

The Wampler Way is a philosophy that celebrates the beauty of and optimism around disability and is applicable across all ages and all disabilities. At its very core, it was created to build and advance a joyful modern conversion in disability.


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Check out our appearance on @ABCGMA3. Thank you to @ESET for making our Optimism and Disability Tour a reality. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFmsD8ee-t0

Thank you @TahoeQuarterly for this beautifully written story about the life and work of @stephenjwampler & Elizabeth Wampler. #lifeswork #disability

A Life of Lofty Achievement - Tahoe Quarterly https://bit.ly/3A2Vuap

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