The Compass


Camptown Updates

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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REACH for Nature

We have been a little busy at Camptown lately, and we’re eager to update you! By May, we had already served over 1000 youth in 2022 including 8 Wilderness Adventure Clubs, 3 backpacking expeditions to Tennessee with over 60 teens, our Youth Leaders program and much...

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Play Time

Stories from Trey Clayton (Program Director) Two teachers and two Camptown staff found themselves oddly alone around the campfire after breakfast during an overnight trip with 6 boys from the Sheridan Youth Assistance Program. All having the same thought at the same...

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