Camptown welcomes Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) to the Camptown family as a Mt. McKinley Sponsor. SEP, an employee-owned local software product design and development company, was started in 1988 by engineers who thrived on challenging projects and continuous learning. They wanted to build a company where software engineers worked directly with clients to streamline innovation and encourage collaboration. Since then, they have become one of Indianapolis’ Largest Software Development firms building quality products to companies of all sizes throughout the world.
The new partnership with SEP and Camptown is significant. From a financial support perspective SEP is a key contributor to the work of Camptown. Their support helps set the base of operations and brings programs to youth regardless of their ability to pay. “SEP employees have already rolled up their sleeves, put on their shorts, and come out to help at one of our Natural Wonders Day Camps. We look forward to this partnership and working together to help youth right here in Central Indiana”, said Don Schafer, Executive Director with Camptown.
The youth that will benefit from this grant include inner city elementary students, middle school students, and special needs students. Camptown introduces area youth to the outdoors who might not get the opportunity to connect with nature. The typical participant is 8-18 years old, lives in a single-parent household, with income below the poverty level. Programming is paid for through support such as the SEP partnership and makes an impact that is felt by the entire community.
Since 1991, Camptown has been leading youth to a better path by providing outdoor adventures and nature programs that challenge, mentor, and teach youth about nature and life.