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Camptown, Indianpolis, Indiana

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Address: 5341 West 86th Street
Indianpolis, Indiana  46268  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 30
Number of People Being Served: 1500
EIN: 35-1823496
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Mission Statement


Camptown's mission is to challenge, mentor, and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that build confidence, character, and hope.

Description


We lead youth to a better path through experiential adventure programs in the great outdoors. Ideas and attitudes formed through direct experiences are a greater influence on choices and behaviors in the future than those formed through indirect experiences. The intensity of a wilderness experience creates an ideal environment to influence attitude formation and to teach skills such as leadership, teamwork, and conflict resolution. All of these skills are essential for learning how to thrive with life no matter what the circumstance. Camptown is not a residential camp. Programs take place on both public and private lands throughout the United States. Camptown uses outdoor wilderness adventures such as backpacking, canoeing, and mountain biking to teach leadership, teamwork, character development, diversity, history, and environmental stewardship to youth from all walks of life. We instill, in each youth participant, environmental awareness and stewardship, effective leadership and teamwork skills, awareness of personal choices and consequences, a vision expanded beyond current life circumstances, responsibility, respect for others, and self-confidence.

We lead youth to a better path through experiential adventure programs in the great outdoors. Ideas and attitudes formed through direct experiences are a greater influence on choices and behaviors in the future than those formed through indirect experiences. The intensity of a wilderness experience creates an ideal environment to influence attitude formation and to teach skills such as leadership, teamwork, and conflict resolution. All of these skills are essential for learning how to thrive with life no matter what the circumstance. Camptown is not a residential camp. Programs take place on both public and private lands throughout the United States. Camptown uses outdoor wilderness adventures such as backpacking, canoeing, and mountain biking to teach leadership, teamwork, character development, diversity, history, and environmental stewardship to youth from all walks of life. We instill, in each youth participant, environmental awareness and stewardship, effective leadership and teamwork skills, awareness of personal choices and consequences, a vision expanded beyond current life circumstances, responsibility, respect for others, and self-confidence.

Mission Statement: Camptown's mission is to challenge, mentor, and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that build confidence, character, and hope.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Camptown is a Christian organization that values youth and the potential they possess. We believe that each child was created for a special purpose. God's love in uniquely shared through outdoor wilderness adventures. We believe the Bible to the the inspired, infalliblem authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the diety of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, and in His ministry. We believe that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and was resurrected from the dead, and that He will return to gather His followers and lead them to Heaven. We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the lives of believers and empowers the disciple to live a life worthy of God's call.


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Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes