The Organizations We Support
Charity Spotlight — Camp Wamp
Camp Wamp serves between 100 to 120 children with physical disabilities each year, providing them with a complete life changing experience.
The 5 one-week sessions every July and August enable these children unique opportunities to sleep under the stars, fish, swim, hike, learn arts and crafts, and immerse their minds and bodies into the full scope of camping with adaptations to meet the abilities of each of their campers. Each camper is paired with their own counselor who helps them with participation adjustments, feeding, medication or other personal needs.
Children with varying disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Paralysis, and amputations are surrounded by their peers with similar life challenges. Daily activities include a curriculum covering Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. But perhaps the most empowering activity is the rock-climbing wall. Through a collaboration with Mark Wellman, a mountaineer since age 12 who survived a paralyzing accident in 1982, disabled children can experience the thrill of “reaching the top” of a 30-foot wall. It’s a feat of accomplishment that builds confidence, optimism, self-reliance, and ambition.
Founded by Stephen Wampler, one of the first two things you’ll notice about Stephen is his most engaging smile, and that he is in a wheelchair. In his own words being born with Cerebral Palsy is, “Irrelevant!” Over the years he has learned to survive and thrive. He wants to ensure that others with physical disabilities have the same opportunity as he has had so they can live a fulfilling life, striving to accomplish all they can, empowered by determination, spirit and purpose.
What Our Partners are Saying
The Foundation for Senior Care is so very grateful for the recent Community Fund grant received from Legacy Endowment Community Foundation. This grant significantly helped with our COVID related needs including disinfecting solutions and supplies, PPE equipment, and Day Care and Care Van deep cleaning services! Consistently using these essential products and services have helped our agency to successfully prevent the spread of COVID to/amongst our clients for over 2 years now. Thank you for your support, Legacy Endowment!
- Patty Sargent, Executive Director, Foundation for Senior Care
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego’s 4S Ranch Branch recently received a generous gift of $2,000 from The Legacy Endowment to help fund our year-round Healthy Lifestyles programs. We are so grateful to The Legacy Endowment for recognizing our work to help kids get active and learn about healthy foods. These programs ensure that our members build skills that will take them into their futures able to make healthier choices and with self-confidence.
- Christiann Stewart, Director of Grants & Compliance, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego