MAIL & PACKAGES
To ensure your camper gets mail every day, you may write a letter for each day and leave it with our staff during drop off. Please DO NOT send mail via the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, or any other service, we do not receive mail at camp. Make sure your mail is cheerful and positive. Ask questions about what they are doing at camp. Please don’t tell them about all the great things they are missing or how much you miss them. This can lead to homesickness. If you want to bring a care package to be given to your camper during their stay, we recommend sending stationery, puzzles, books, comics, pens, stickers, glow sticks, etc. Please do not give candy, food or soda to your camper. It attracts insects and wild animals, makes a mess, and can also create conflicts among bunk mates. Please do not pack or send any candy, food, or drinks with your camper. It attracts insects and wild animals and can also create conflicts among other campers.
Disorders and medical equipment we frequently work with.
Here are disorders we frequently work with:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Acquired Brain and Spinal Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Muscular dystrophies
- Genetic Disorders
- Development Coordination Disorder
- Speaking Difficult
Medical Equipment we commonly work with:
- Protective Helmets
- Lifts (Hoyer, etc.)
- 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
A camper’s birthday is very special! They will celebrate with a birthday cake or cupcakes for their special day. If you would like to, you can leave gifts at the office on opening day to be given to your camper on their birthday. Please include on the package your CAMPER’S NAME and the DATE you want each package to be delivered. You may also send “favors” for team mates if you wish to do so (not required.) Please do not send food items.
Gifts Food or gum in your camper’s personal belongings will attract critters, disrupt healthy appetites, and can be a divisive factor if not shared with bunkmates, not to mention pose a possible health risk for those with severe food allergies. Camp Wamp has a variety of carefully chosen snacks and treats available for snack time. We are nut-aware all summer, every session, therefore, we prefer that you NOT mail or bring food.