Q: Is AmpuCamp just for kids?
No... AmpuCamp was initially created because my son was "not old enough" to participate in the various adaptive events/camps available throughout the year. Unfortunately, Brennan was only 4 years old at the time, and most events require kids to be at least 8 years of age - which is understandable, from the standpoint of a child's maturity level, or their ability to be away from home for a period of time, etc.
However, it doesn't matter if you're 2 or 102! EVERYONE (regardless of age/background) is welcome and encouraged to attend AmpuCamp events - which are specifically designed to be a mutually beneficial, inspirational, and reciprocal learning experience between younger/older participants.
Q: Is AmpuCamp an athletic/sport-focused event?
The goal is to provide various supportive, engaging, therapeutic, and (most of all) FUN activities based on the ages, abilities, and interests of the participants. Activities will vary at each event, and are largely determined by participant feedback at the events. Please refer to the Members page to see/suggest possible activities. Your input is valuable.
Q: How often are LIVE AmpuCamp events held?
The goal is to host four (4) live events throughout the year (1 per quarter). This is something that sets AmpuCamp apart from other adaptive camps/events, which generally take place once a year, usually during the summer. And, although these are wonderful opportunities (if you're old enough to participate, can afford it, or don't mind being gone for an entire week), AmpuCamp wants to provide ongoing support throughout the year for those who desperately need it - especially during the initial period when someone may be struggling to effectively cope and function with limb loss/difference.
Events will most likely take place on a Saturday or Sunday (based on venue availability/activity schedule) and will last for several hours. This allows "local" participants to come enjoy a unique experience - with some type of food, fun, and fellowship included - without having to incur additional travel/lodging expenses for extended programs.
Q: Where do AmpuCamp events take place?
Our goal is to host each quarterly AmpuCamp event at different venues (locally) to offer a variety of activities and attract/accomodate participants from different areas. Previous events have been held at the beautiful Chastain Horse Park, the awesome indoor swimming arena at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center (former host site for the '96 Olympics), and Camp Twin Lakes (Will-A-Way) in Winder, Georgia.
*(Stay tuned for more events - Coming Soon! )
Q: Can anyone attend an AmpuCamp event?
We've received several inquiries asking if AmpuCamp is for "other" adaptive situations and/or special populations. The only "requirement" to participate in the AmpuCamp opportunity is to be personally affected by or caring for someone with limb loss/difference.
Q: How much do AmpuCamp events cost to attend?
The goal is to provide the most cost-effective (free whenever possible!) and enjoyable experiences and events for limb loss/difference participants and their family members/caregivers. From time to time, there may be a nominal fee associated with highly-specialized events, venues, and/or activities. Any event-related fees will be posted. *(We will do our best to provide "scholarships" for participants/families that need assistance for related activities)
Q: How can I get involved with AmpuCamp?
If you want to attend an AmpuCamp event, click here. If you want to get involved, give back in some way, and make a difference in the lives of others, click here