STEPHEN J WAMPLER

​It’s about what you CAN do!

Adventure. Optimism. Self-reliance. Ambition.

Stephen’s Story

One of the first things you’ll notice about Stephen visually is that he is in a wheelchair, because Stephen J. Wampler has  Cerebral Palsy, CP.  Then you’ll get to know Stephen as a person and you’ll see how little CP defines him.  Over the years he has learned not to only live with his disability, but to thrive in life with his condition.  He wants to ensure that others with physical disabilities have the same opportunity as he has had so they can live a fulfilling life.

Stephen J Wampler Foundation

Stephen and his wife Elizabeth started the Wampler Foundation in 2002.  We wanted children with disabilities to become active participants in programs and activities that are centered around the great outdoors. We have since inspired and enabled thousands of kids with physical disabilities.  Including those with economic limitations.  Kids get to experience the joys and camaraderie of camp, because experiences push each child to discover how capable they really are, because Stephen inspires them.

Stephen realized Camp Wamp was only getting started. We have big plans to expand our youth programs nationwide and internationally. Our goal is to help more kids lead full and ambitious lives, despite physical obstacles.  Stephen knew he needed to do something, so Stephen lead by example to show the world what he could do as a person with CP, and became a role model to others with disabilities.

Stephen’s favorite Quote is from the US Navy Seals, “Failure is not an option.”   He followed this motto when he was the first person to climb the biggest granite rock face in the world, called El Captain mountain in Yosemite National Park. Stephen did over 20,000 pull-ups, over 5 nights and 6 days on the sheer face of El Captain mountain. Because of this amazing adventure Stephen’s idea helped bring attention to the funding needs for Camp Wamp.  He wanted to show the world that no matter what obstacles are put in your way, stay positive and continue forward you can climb mountains no matter how disabled you might be.

Wampler’s Ascent

Wampler’s Ascent is a documentary about Stephen Wampler and his amazing accomplishment of being the first person with Cerebral Palsy to climb El Captain mountain. As a demonstration of the mission of the foundation and an opportunity to bring international awareness in sending children with disabilities to a similar summer camp Stephen attended when he was an adolescent. The Wampler’s documented, “Wampler’s Ascent” and his heroic climb.  The film has received national and international acclaim with 35 laurel leafs and 20 film festival awards to date.

Stephen Wampler’s own words:

“……make the most of what you have.“ ”

…….you have to have dreams.”

“Whether you have a disability or not, you can achieve anything you want. Everybody can dream!”

“Over the years, I’ve learned to not only live with my disability, but to thrive, and I want to ensure that others have the same opportunity. “

WAMPLER’S ASCENT

Wampler’s Ascent​ is a documentary about Stephen J Wampler and his amazing accomplishment. Stephen J Wampler was the first person in the world with Cerebral Palsy to climb El Captain mountain. As a demonstration of the mission of the foundation this opportunity brought international awareness to sending children with disabilities to a similar summer camp Stephen attended during his adolescence. The Wampler’s documented, “Wampler’s Ascent” and his heroic climb so he could inspire kids with physical disabilities. The film has received national and international acclaim with 35 laurel leafs and 20 film festival awards to date.

All donations go to help fund Camp Wamp and sponsoring disabled children to attend summer camp.

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