To provide life-changing experiences
to children with physical disabilities.
The Stephen J Wampler Foundation was 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 2004 when we welcomed our first 24 campers. The organization has grown over the past 20+ years, and we have sponsored over 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. Sleeping outside under the stars is a magical experience. The kids of Camp Wamp leave 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.