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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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