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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Camps, Children & Youth, Recreation & Sports, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Camptown’s mission is to challenge, mentor, and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character, and hope. We foster values such as sharing, caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility as we help youth adjust to and cope with their changing world. We lead youth to a better path through camping and adventure programs in the great outdoors. Youth form ideas and attitudes through these direct experiences. In the wilderness, they learn skills such as leadership, teamwork, and conflict resolution. They develop an appreciation for the natural world. They place themselves in a beautiful environment that transcends the landscape of street and suburban life.

Programs: Camptown is an indianapolis based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving youthin central indiana through outdoor adventure and nature programs. Camptown partnerswith other youth serving organizations to provide custom programming to help enrichthe experience for the youth involved. These partnerships include schools, churches,community centers, home school groups, boys & girls clubs, and local probationoffices. Camptown works primarily with inner city at risk youth. In 2013, camptownserved 3,357 youth from 43 different youth organizations. Camptown providedfinancial assistance to 99% of program participants, with 91% qualifying for free or reduced lunches.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I have always been passionate about helping youth from disadvantaged circumstances and look for organizations that do this well. Camptown does a great job at identifying issues that are relevant and creating programs that help make a difference for youth in their life today. now. actionable. the staff is amazingly dedicated to the cause. the organization is monetarily efficient- money goes to the programs that go to the kids!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am involved with a number of organizations both board roles and volunteer. Camptown, more than any other that I work with, does so much. From providing opportunities forunderprivaledged kids to go places they have never been before to teaching life skills and confidence. Camptown has found ways to capitalize on relationships with other charities to prosper and grow and the dollars that are donated and invested here are better spent than any other I know. I will continue to work and support Camptown because I feel that it is a tremendous organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Every child in this world has special needs, and Camptown has a special way of connecting with and impacting the youth they serve. Taking kids away from their familiar environment and challenging them in the wilderness is awesome. Camptown builds character and confdence in these kids to carry them through life and I have been around long enough to know it works.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Camptown is the best of the best. They add huge benefits to the children within the programs of many well-known charities by supplying custom outdoor programming that teaches respect, confidence and many other important life skills. They do it in the most efficient manner of any non-profit I have worked with. I support Camptown with gratitude and great enthusiasm!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Camptown for several years now, as a board member, committee chair, and as a volunteer. My experience with Camptown has been extremely rewarding. I have had the opportunity to introduce freinds, family, and co-workers to Camptown through fundraising events and volunteer events. EVERYONE that i have introduced to Camptown has been impressed with the vision and mission of Camptown and the amount of children and their families are being effected in a positive way by this organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Camptown brings to central Indiana children and families a trusted source for unique team, esteeem, and confidence building opportunites. They are a dedicated staff and organization who cares about the well being, and overall health of their communities; especially of those who are undersevred. I trust Camptown, with my time, money, and personal resources, as I know they will truly be used ot make a positive and lasting impact in lives of children and families thoroughout central Indiana.