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



Camptown’s Glamp-Out 2.0

Join us Friday, September 15th at the Heirloom (230 W. McCarty St) for Camptown’s Glamp-Out 2.0. 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

Because of Camptown…

In the cool mornings and sunny afternoons of May, Camptown staff guided dozens of 8th graders into Tennessee wilderness, including two all-female treks. Battling doubt and anxiety at times, students dug deep to learn about their personal and collective strength. “We...

Open Climb Nights:

Join us at Camptown (7998 Georgetown Rd, Ste 700, Indianapolis, IN 46268) for Open Climb Nights! Open Climb Night is an opportunity for the partners of Camptown to reserve time for a party of 5 to experience climbing in the CRUX. Participants will receive safety...

2022: A Year of Thoughtful Transformation

“I used to be difficult, and now I’m a leader.”

These words were uttered by a teenager who joined Camptown several summers in a row for wilderness adventures with Hamilton County Youth Assistance Programs. His words speak of significant life changes, made possible through intentional, purposeful adventures.

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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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