The Stephen J. Wampler Foundation is a 501(c)3 public non-profit organization created in 2002, with the mission of providing a one of a kind wilderness experience to physically disabled children nationwide. The Wampler Foundation’s belief is that nature teaches everyone that challenges can be overcome if we look beyond our own physical limitations in life.
The Wampler Foundation operates summer programs for youth with physical disabilities at Hawley Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of Northern California at no cost to the families. In addition, the Foundation provides scholarships for children to attend six other similar programs throughout the Western United States. A major goal of the Wampler Foundation is to support the shared interests and activities of the existing programs and to foster the responsible development of new programs.