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



Tom Lehman Memorial Golf Tournament

Join us Monday, June 3rd, 2024 at the Fort Golf Resort (6002 North Post Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216). More Details



Camptown’s Glamp-Out

Join us Friday, September 13th 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

Introducing Camptown’s New Board Chair: Nate Browning

As Bob completes 10 years of dedicated service to Camptown, we would like to express our appreciation for his unwavering commitment to our mission. This was an expected transition in normal rhythms of board succession, and we are excited to announce Nate Browning as...

Top 10 Mission Moments of 2023

In 2023, your gifts moved mountains for kids in our city…YOU connected more than 5,000 kids to nature, their peers, and themselves. On behalf of the entire Camptown team, THANK YOU. Each year, we are blown away by the way people like YOU show up for our mission and we...

Brent on the Mindfulness Academy Podcast

Camptown's President & Executive Director, Brent Freeman sits down with Mindfulness Academy Podcast's Aimee Morgan to discuss his path to mindfulness, the importance of the outdoors and how teaching kids to understand their feelings can set up their lives for...

“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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