Don Schafer, Executive Director
After 17 years in a successful career in the for profit business world, Don joined Camptown in March 2004 as Executive Director. Prior to joining Camptown full time, Don worked with Camptown as a volunteer in a variety of roles. Don is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Marketing and Business Administration. Prior to joining Camptown he was a Regional Financial Officer for a large apartment real estate company. Don is trained as a Wilderness First Responder through the Wilderness Medicine Institute, is a certified instructor in Tandem Canoeing through the American Canoe Association and is a Leave No Trace Master Educator.
Don has a passion for children and families and has worked with youth the past 30 years. Don has a love of the outdoors and enjoys fly fishing, camping, canoeing and biking.
Cynthia Schafer, Program Support
Cynthia joined the Camptown staff as a volunteer in March of 2004 to provide administrative support and continue with development efforts. Since November 2005, Cynthia has been on staff providing grant writing and administrative support functions. She likes to say that she does everything from washing sleeping bags to writing grant proposals.
Cynthia is a BSN graduate from Indiana University. Her nursing experience includes working at Wishard Health Services where she helped to manage the Inpatient Obstetrical Units until 1998. She worked as a school nurse for the Zionsville School Corporation and is currently working for IU Health as a Labor & Delivery Nurse. Cynthia is active in several ministry areas at her church. She loves hiking and spending time outdoors.
Zach McNulty, Program Director
Zach joined Camptown in 2014. He graduated from Purdue in May of 2011 with a degree in Comparative Religions. He combined his love for ministry and service and worked as a youth pastor for three years while completing his Masters at Louisville Seminary. He grew up in Noblesville, IN where his parents instilled a deep appreciation for hunting, fishing, canoeing, and hiking. Zach is a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School’s “Rockies to Ecuador” semester leadership course; here he learned the value of using the outdoors to foster growth and self reflection.
When Zach is not working, he is cheering on the Boilers with his wife Grace and their three dogs: Bruce, Lily, and Frank.
Trey Clayton, CRUX & Facility Manager
Trey came to Camptown in 2016. After graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Youth Ministry, he took over leadership of a summer camp near Lafayette, Indiana for four years. After leaving the world of residential camp, he wanted to continue to be part of outdoor facilitation. Trey has not discovered an unlikeable outdoor activity and loves teaching through the different challenges each brings to the table. His drive is to make everyone he meets successful in some way and is excited to be a part of Camptown’s goal of leading youth to a better path!
Bailey Lunte, Program Manager
Bailey joined the Camptown team in the fall of 2016, after receiving her degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Indiana University. She spent many summers working for Hamilton County Parks and Recreation as a Senior Staff counselor and a nature center staff member at Cool Creek Park. This is where her love for outdoor education and exploration began. A few years later her position as teen programming staff at the Finish Line Boys and Girls Club lead her to Camptown. Now she can combine her experiences with youth and program planning to serve a population she loves to work with.
Riley Fore, Development Assistant
Riley joined Camptown in the spring of 2017. After graduating from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, he served two years as a Peace Corps Education Volunteer in the Southern African country of Lesotho. Riley is glad to be back in Indianapolis where his love for youth development and service began. As a former Sam H. Jones Service Scholar with IUPUI’s Office of Community Engagement, Riley was able to connect with youth development organizations in the Near Westside communities of Indianapolis. These experiences have furthered his love for service, nature, and youth development.