​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.


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A portion of this month’s contributions to Life’s Big Adventures has been directed to @campwamp, a summer camp in northern California for kids and teens living with physical disabilities. We agree wholeheartedly with Camp Wamp’s motto, “It’s about what you CAN do!”

Space is available for our 2022 summer camp season! Looking for kids with physical disabilities ages 8-18. No cost to attend. http://www.campwamp.org


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