Again this year the kids need help. I want to preface this by thanking the guys that were able to help last year. Jesse, Angel, Nathan, and Jerry, huge thanks. So heres the deal and dates for this year. I havent committed to anything yet. I was going to see what the concensus was here before I did.
It's time to round up the rigs and haul some kids to camp. Notice is given early so those interested may properly plan their wheeling schedules.
This is an opportunity to offer your time, talent, and rigs to help put smiles on the faces of those less fortunate than us - some disabled kids. Camp WAMP (rhymes with stomp) is looking for volunteer drivers with a 4x4 willing to transport kids and their wheelchairs and gear plus counselors and their gear on an hour and a half trek to or from camp in the High Sierra. The campsite is a bit remote so you need a capable 4x4 with a little clearance and low range.
The dates for the treks are as follows:
July 26, Saturday at 11:45 am Graeagle Community Church - inbound.
August 2, Saturday at 10 am at Hawley Lake - outbound.
August 3, Sunday at 11:45 am Graeagle Community Church - inbound.
August 9, Saturday at 10 am at Hawley Lake - outbound.
If you would like to participate, please have space available in your rig for at least 1 camper and 1 counselor and some gear. We would like to make sure that everyone that participates has a great time, so we are asking for a little cooperation and a little information beforehand so we can plan. If you really want a camper in your rig, just say so and we will try our hardest to make it happen, especially for the first-timers. If you have been one of the very valued transporters in the past, maybe you can reach back in your memory banks to remember the special feeling from those huge smiles to make sure a newbie has the same experience.
Now for the tough part. We need space for 47 campers and counselors and their stuff on the opening inbound trip, July 26 and the closing outbound trip, August 9. All of the people and gear go in or come out on those days. The in between days, August 2 and 3 are a little lighter since some of the counselors will stay in camp over the weekend.
I know it seems like a lot to ask for a commitment for a volunteer outing, but these kids need us and our rigs to get them to and from camp. The payoff is huge. These kids get such a big kick out of being like regular kids on an off-road adventure. The smiles you put on their faces will stay with you forever.
Interested? please directly contact for Qs or RSVP. Before and after run camping opportunities widely available in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. Now do it.
Jenny with Diablo 4 Wheelers @
And here is a link to last years thread.
We need a pic for the homepage. Last year's group.