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Wampler Foundation – Educational Camp
The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, or Camp Wamp, is a non-profit providing outdoor education programs for children with physical limitations. Camp WAMP has been providing life-changing outdoor education opportunities for disabled kids. The ages range is 10-18 with physical disabilities/limitations. The foundation started in 2002.
The children that attend Camp WAMP, enjoy a sleep-away week of camping under the stars. Outdoor activities include fishing, canoeing, singing around the camp fire, hiking, making new friends, participating in “survival challenges”. Being part of a team, is part of enjoying the fantastic fun and adventures that the wilderness of the high Sierra’s offer.
Nature is our living classroom and the more kids are exposed to it in life the more they appreciate the natural environment. One of the main teachings during their week is the “leave no trace” motto and how nature is effected by humans. The foundation making the high Sierra’s accessible to all disabled kids. Opening are new facility in 2017!
We will welcome groups throughout the world. We want kids with disabilities to experience the great outdoors with accessibility to the three acre lake an 96 ares of remote, rugged wilderness. All kids will be able to fish, swim, singing songs, sleep under the stars and learn about their natural surroundings while in a safe, nurturing environment.