AmpVenture Program

Winter Warrior Retreat
Jan 12th – Jan. 17th 

AmpSurf will take 8 warrior heroes for a weekend of winter rehabilitation in the beautiful Sequoia National Forest. The majestic Sequoia National forest is one of the most amazing places on the planet. Trees here have been growing for over 2000 years and provide a perfect place for our warriors to reflect and rehabilitate. The trip will consist of Four days in camp and two travel days. In Camp time will be filled with short hikes, creek fishing, the ‘Tour of Giants’ and relaxation. For a breakdown  of activities for the event please look below.  

“This is an exciting  for us as we continue to expand and fulfill our mission of reaching out to help our fellow veterans and disabled feel the healing power of the ocean and other outdoor activities. Taking this group to the mountains for this retreat will be very rewarding for us and our participants! I feel honored and humbled to be a part of this!” said Dana Cummings,  AmpSurf Director and San Luis Obispo County Veterans Service Officer.   

 If you are a service connected injured veteran or a Wounded Warrior Project member please contact us ASAP at to get signed up and take part in this event.    

If you would like to support this adventure please go to Funds are still needed to make this event a success, so please help us if you can. Your donations will be used to support these brave men and women as they rehabilitate from the injuries they have sustained. 

Event Schedule: 

Thursday- January 12th –Travel Day
3- 5:00pm         Check-in at AmpSurf Office, 340 Pomeroy, Pismo Beach
5:30pm             Depart for Mountains
7:00pm             Dinner in Kettleman City
8:00 pm              Depart Kettleman City
10:00pm          Arrive at Camp Nelson

End of Day

Friday- January 13th   

8:30am               Breakfast
9:30-11am         Short Hikes and creek fishing
12:30pm           Light lunch at Cabin

1-5pm                  Rest and Relaxation
5:30pm               Dinner at Mo’s
7:30pm               End of Day


Saturday January 14th

8:30am               Breakfast
10am-3:30        Trail of 100 giants, lunch at the Pinderosa, Hike to the Dome
4:30pm               Return to Camp

5:30-9pm          Dinner at Camp
10:00pm            End of Day


Sunday January 15th

8:30am               Breakfast
10am-3:30        Fishing at lake success(Lunch will be served at the fishing camp)
4:30pm               Return to Camp

5:30-9pm          BBQ Dinner at Camp
10:00pm            End of Day


Monday  January 16th

8:30am               Breakfast
10am-5:30pm Rest and Relax (open day short hikes will be available)
5:30-9pm          Dinner at local restaurant
10:00pm            End of Day


Tuesday- January 12th –Travel Day
8:00am              Breakfast
10:00am          Depart Mountains
12:00pm           Lunch in Kettleman City
1:00 pm               Depart Kettleman City
2:00pm               Arrive at Pismo Beach

End of Event