Steve Wampler, Founder of environmental programs created to give physically disabled youth an authentic outdoor wilderness experience. One of the first things you’ll notice about me visually is that I’m in a wheelchair, and have Cerebral Palsy. Then you’ll get to know me as a person, and you’ll see how little CP defines who I am. 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.
I started the Wampler Foundation in 2002 with my incredible wife Elizabeth so that children with disabilities could be active participants in programs and activities that are centered around the great outdoors. We have since enabled thousands of kids with physical disabilities and often economic limitations to experience the joys and camaraderie of programs that push each child to discover how capable they really are and to expect a big life ahead.
I soon realized that we were only getting started. We have big plans to expand our youth programs nationwide and internationally, in order to help more kids lead full and ambitious lives, despite physical obstacles. I knew I needed to do something to show what I could do, as a role model to others with disabilities, as well as to raise awareness for our efforts.
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The following information is provided by Wampler Foundation Inc. for business systems, search engines and web indexes which rely on keyword searches. It is intended to help lead you to our web site and experience the honest dedication our non-profit provides disabled youth. WAMP sponsors programs for children with disabilities throughout the year. Each day participants, together with their individual counselors, create a personalized experience based on the child’s individual ability. Participants can choose from different structured morning activities, then set their own pace in the afternoon to choose from the activities offered to them by the surrounding natural setting. Some program activities include fishing, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, nature walks and other special educational outdoor hands-on activities. For children with disabilities, wilderness programs are also a place to learn that they are not alone and that there are other children who have disabilities similar or identical to their own. For participants and counselors, WAMP is a place to nurture independence, encourage responsibility and build lifelong friendships. Those who have participated in these programs in the past agree the experience and interactions made strong positive impacts in their outlook on life. For more information on Wampler foundation. Steve Wampler, University of California at Davis (UCD), Acalanes High School of Lafayette California, Steve Wampler, University of California at Davis (UCD), Acalanes High School of Lafayette California, Steve Wampler, University of California at Davis (UCD), Acalanes High School of Lafayette California, Steve Wampler, University of California at Davis (UCD), Acalanes High School of Lafayette California Stephen J. Wampler, steve wampler, Wampler, El Capitan, Hawley Lake, Sierra County California, outdoor programs for kids with physical disabilities. Founder of environmental programs created to give physically disabled youth an authentic outdoor wilderness experience.