Youth Development

Stephen J. Wampler Foundation Inc.

​It's about what you CAN do! Adventure. Optimism. Self-reliance. Ambition.

aka Camp WAMP

Coronado, CA

Mission

The Wampler Foundation mission is to “To provide life changing experiences to children with physical disabilities."

Ruling Year

2010

Founder

Mr. Stephen J. Wampler

Co- Founder

Mrs Elizabeth D Wampler

Main Address

941 Orange Avenue Ste. 440

Coronado, CA 92118 USA

Formerly Known As

Wheelchair Adventure Mountain Programs

Keywords

Stephen J Wampler Foundation

EIN

80-0470847

 Number

0660494946

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The foundation is working to address the overwhelming number of disabled children left behind in their education and upbringing among their peers. The kids are eager to learn and would love the opportunity to further their education.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Camp WAMP

Camp Wamp at Deer Lake

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of free participants on field trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years),

At-risk youth,

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Camp WAMP

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The foundation sponsors 250 disabled children for a week of outdoor adventures.

Number of children who have an innate motivation to master and control their environment

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

Camp WAMP

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The foundation has grown over the past several years and just purchased a new facility in the high Sierras of California this past year.

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adolescents (13-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people,

People with disabilities

Related program

Camp WAMP

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

All 60 participants were able to show appropriate control through the week in group activities.

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities

Related program

Camp WAMP

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The programs are based on STEM and al 60 kids show different levels in the program.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The foundation has already begun working on the next phase of our environmental education plans from its original programs started at Hawley Lake in 2004 and other programs throughout the western US. We will be building a unique wilderness facility and experiences to this special population of children over the next 24 months. We know it will excite and inspire the kids to learn more about themselves in the great outdoors.

The foundation has been in the news world wide in the past couple of years because of the founders epic climb up the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. The foundation has premiered it's documentary film in the spring of 2013 that has already won 38 awards. The film "Wampler's Ascent" will be the fund raising tool for the foundation for the foreseeable future. The foundation has a number of large sponsors that have partnered to sponsor the foundation for years to come.

A majority of our capital comes from corporate and private foundation grants. Also the foundation has two fundraising events a year. This year we are attempting to raise over $1.2 million in addition to the very generous donation to purchase the property from an anonymous donor. (In the past several years the foundation has raised between $200k and 350k. So far to date we have raised $800,000 toward the project with commitments from two smaller foundations. By continuing to foster our current relationships and build on new ones we will be able to achieve out goals....

We've already come a long way over the past 15 years by building Camp WAMP and then transitioning to a foundation. By purchasing our own land now and building Camp WAMP 2 over the next 18 months will enable us to serve kids from around the world at our ADA compliant facility.

The foundation was gifted a new property to conduct our programs and we are currently making improvements to the property and making a world class facility foe the largest under severed population in the world.

External Reviews

Accreditations

American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation 2007

Awards

Local Hero 2013

American Red Cross

50 People to Watch 2008

San Diego Magazine

Robert Watson Humanitarian Award 2009

Rotary Club

Financials

Stephen J. Wampler Foundation Inc.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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