Leading Youth To A Better Path


Our mission is to challenge, mentor, and teach young people about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character, and hope.

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About Camptown

Our Philosophy

We lead youth to a better path through experiential adventure programs in the great outdoors.

Our Mission & Purpose

Our mission is to challenge, mentor, and teach young people about life through outdoor adventure that help build confidence, character, and hope.

Our Guiding Principles

We’re motivated by our love of kids, and a genuine desire to help them flourish through experiences in the natural world.

Our HIstory

Founded in 1991, we have become a trusted non-profit by staying true to our roots while evolving to meet the needs of today’s youth.

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Upcoming Events



Trivia Night with Camptown

Join us Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at Camptown HQ (7998 Georgetown Rd, Ste 700) for Trivia Night! More Details



Camptown’s Glamp-Out 

Join us Friday, September 13th, 2024 at the Heirloom (230 W. McCarty St) for Camptown’s Glamp-Out. More Details

We Have an Opportunity to Help Kids Flourish, and We Invite You to Join Us 

Our mission truly is a community effort, and takes a village to accomplish. We are only able to be successful through a wide range of involvement from people sharing their gifts and talents. This includes parents, youth leaders, volunteers, board members, staff, program partners and many more. Read on to find how YOU could get involved, and make a lasting impact on the next generation.

Happening Now

Camptown Receives Grant to Expand Program for Justice-Involved Youth

Camptown, Inc. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $143,671 to bring Marion County youth through HopeTrail, a crime reduction program focused on education and mentorship via purposeful recreation. This support is funded through the fourth round of the Elevation...

Camptown Receives $474,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Camptown has received a $474,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand outdoor adventure programming with youth and sustainably build capacity. This sizable gift propels Camptown to serve more children in critical need of purposeful youth development outdoors,...

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“During their Camptown experience, the students learned empathy. They learned how to be helpful to each other and meet each other where they are. I saw them helping each other and not being judgemental. They just did what needed to be done to assist others- even the adults.”

-Lawrence Central High School Teacher

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