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www.WamplerFoundation.org

  

1.800.381.6891 ext.1

      

941 Orange Ave #440 
Coronado CA, 92118 

     

©2019 by Stephen J. Wampler Foundation

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Mail & Packages

Communicating with your camper.

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.

 

Medical Aspects

Disorders and Medical Equipment We Frequently Work With.

Disorders we commonly work with:

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Spina Bifida

  • Poliomyeltis 

  • Stroke 

  • Acquired Brain and Spinal Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injury 

  • ​Muscular dystrophies 

  • Arthritis 

  • Genetic Disorders 

  • Development Coordination Disorder 

  • Blindness 

  • Deafness 

  • Amputations

  • Speaking Difficulty

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

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 about persons living strictly with developmental disabilities tremendously,  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 ages is no more than two years younger than their chronological age."

Bunkmate Requests

Camp is a great place to bring a buddy!

You may indicate any bunkmate request on your camper's application. We make every effort to honor mutual, same gender bunkmate requests and you may speak with us on opening day if we need to make bunkmate assignment adjustments.

 

Please know that, though we want your camper to be with their friends, both Camp Wamp staff and camper parents usually prefer that an entire group or team population NOT be from the same hometown or school as this often creates increased discord within the group.

One of the great opportunities at camp is for campers to meet other campers from new places and often make lifelong friendships from these bunkmates.  One of our counselors’ main goals is to make sure campers are making new friends and that everyone in the group is included.  The nature of opening day at camp and all of our program offers immediate bonding with other campers (usually about 15 minutes). Once all parents have departed from camp, “a bonding team time” will help new and returning campers adjust quickly!

 
 

Birthdays 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.