16 years, one stunning location, a life long dream come true
Camp Wamp has been operated by Stephen and Elizabeth Wampler since 2004. As someone whose life was personally changed by their camping experience, Steve's dream had been “to be able to own his own camp”. The journey began with the Wamplers offering wilderness camping experiences at various rented campsites in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. In 2017, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the opportunity to assume the ownership role of a new campus became an option. They were delighted. The spacious wooded lakefront property is located on is absolutely a dream come true!
Camp Wamp is located on Deer Lake, which, for 55 years was a Girl Scout camp. (Northern California Council). To pay tribute to the rich history of the property, the Wamplers named the facility Camp Wamp at Deer Lake.
The facility was originally built to be a private hunting estate. Although the original hunting cabin has been remodeled and the site continuously updated, there are still several original, authentic pieces that date back to the early 1920s. As the campus continues to be nurtured by the Camp Wamp Staff, our one goal is for children and parents to feel the safe haven that is provided for our campers… a summer camp rich in fun, friendship, learning and adventure. Camp Wamp is proud to be a traditional camp for children with physical disabilities where each child know that… “We're glad you're here!” and that our dream will be “A Dream Come True” for Wampers, too! (By the way, a "Wamper" is a Camp Wamp camper, or anyone at camp who catches the Camp Wamp magic. We often say that we have, "Magic Wamp Dirt" on us.