MAIL & PACKAGES

Communicating with your camper.

Camp Wamp Special Details:

To ensure your camper receives mail daily, consider writing a letter for each day and hand them over to our staff at drop-off. Please DO NOT send letters through the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, or any other mailing service, as we do not accept mail deliveries at camp. It’s crucial to keep your letters upbeat and engaging. Incorporate questions about their camp activities to spark curiosity and engagement. However, steer clear of mentioning the exciting events they’re missing out on or expressing how much you miss them, as this could trigger homesickness.

For those considering sending a care package, we suggest including items that enhance their camp experience, such as stationery, puzzles, books, comics, pens, stickers, and glow sticks. Please refrain from including candy, food, or soda in your care packages or in your camper’s luggage. These items attract insects and wildlife, create messes, and can lead to conflicts among bunk mates and other campers. By following these guidelines, you contribute to a harmonious and enjoyable camp environment for everyone.

MEDICAL ASPECTS

Disorders and medical equipment we frequently work with.

Here are disorders we frequently work with:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Stroke
  • Acquired Brain and Spinal Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Arthritis
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Development Coordination Disorder
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Amputations
  • Speaking Difficulty

Medical Equipment we commonly work with:

  • Crutches
  • Wheelchairs
  • Protective Helmets
  • Lifts (Hoyer, etc.)
  • Diapers
  • Foley Catheters
  • Urinal Bags

*Please keep in mind, this list is not exhaustive*

While we care tremendously about persons living strictly with developmental disabilities, due to our remote location and wilderness setting, we have found that we are not properly equipped nor trained to accommodate this wonderful segment of our population. As a result, we serve children with physical disabilities only. If your camper lives with both physical and developmental disabilities, we will accept campers whose mental age is no more than two years younger than their chronological age.

Birthday’s at Camp

We love when Wampers choose to celebrate their birthday with us!

Birthdays at Camp

Celebrating a camper’s birthday at camp is a memorable event! They’ll enjoy a special birthday cake or cupcakes to mark the occasion. If you’re planning to bring gifts, you can leave them with staff on the first day, ensuring each package is clearly labeled with your CAMPER’S NAME and the DELIVERY DATE. Additionally, you have the option to send “favors” for their teammates to enhance the celebration (this is optional).

Please avoid sending any food items with the gifts. Food or gum stored in your camper’s personal items can attract unwanted critters, disrupt healthy eating habits, and may lead to disagreements among bunkmates, especially if the items aren’t shared. Moreover, with the serious risk of food allergies, it’s important to be mindful of the camp’s policy. Camp Wamp provides an assortment of carefully selected snacks and treats for snack time, maintaining a nut-aware environment throughout the summer in every session. For these reasons, we strongly discourage mailing or bringing food to camp.

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