About Camp Wamp
A magical place for learning and growth.
Welcome to Camp Wamp!
You’ll be amazed at all you can do as you have new and extraordinary experiences each day! We are just off Highway 8o in Soda Springs, California on a property named after the lake there, Deer Lake. The minute you arrive at Camp Wamp you are caught up in the excitement of all camp has to offer...and you soon understand why so many call Camp Wamp "home" and themselves "Wampers" long after they have aged out of camp! Camp Wamp's location is only 45 minutes West of Reno, NV, and 90 minutes from Sacramento! Recognized as a premier camping experience for persons living with physical disabilities, our exciting programs are appreciated by both parents and campers!
Camp Wamp offers one-week camp sessions for campers of all ages with physical disabilities. Camp sessions are divided into the following categories: Ages 10-14, Ages 15-18, Adults Ages 19+, and Family Camp, a session which is designed for campers of all ages and their families. Stephen and Elizabeth Wampler are the owners and founders. They are joined by their Camp Director, Annie Warner who has over 14 years of summer camp leadership experience.
At Camp Wamp children enjoy a sleep-away week of camping under the stars, and experience everything the outdoors has to offer. 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.
All Camp Wamp sessions (with the exception of Family Camp) offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) experiences. STEAM will be introduced in an outdoor classroom setting where professionals introduce STEAM concepts to campers throughout that week at camp. STEAM is geared towards many productive, fruitful levels of problem solving, and at Camp Wamp, these activities and fun challenges are geared specifically to the disabilities of each child. We are thrilled to offer these unique experiences to our campers.
Camp Wamp's survival challenges encourage teamwork, self- education, and they foster partnerships and alliance. We believe being a part of a team is one way to enjoy adventures that the wilderness of the High Sierra’s has to offer.
Finally, we revel and celebrate the fact that nature is the living classroom at Camp Wamp. There seems to be a great benefit that our campers receive when exposed to the the elements. We have learned that the more they are exposed to the beauty and wonder of nature, it becomes a place from which they seek more from themselves, their lives, and futures. It began with Steve Wampler, who found magic in nature as a young camper, and has now proven to be the case as well with hundreds of Camp Wamp campers who have become equally astonished by advancements in their own lives given the Camp Wamp experience and all Mother Nature provides there.