Camptown announces it has received a $15,000 grant from the Sprint Foundation in support of its outdoor programming. “With this grant Sprint will help Camptown bring outdoor education and adventure to over 500 underprivileged youth in central Indiana” says Executive Director Don Schafer. Through day, overnight and weeklong programs youth will experience for the first time outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, backpacking, and camping.
“Sprint is pleased to offer this grant to Camptown, to the Indianapolis community and to the young people whose lives will be touched,” said Ralph Reid, vice president-Sprint Corporate Responsibility. “The Camptown program directly and positively influences three of four focus areas established for the Sprint Foundation: education, youth development and community development. Sprint is proud to be a part of this important, creative program and all the good it makes possible.”
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 donations such as the Sprint Grant 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.
Camptown partners with other youth organizations in Central Indiana to offer these exciting and unique programs to their students to build life skills, character and confidence. Camptown is the only organization of its kind in Central Indiana and is well-recognized for its efforts. Camptown received Best Nature Outdoor Program in 2000 from the National Park and Recreation Association and received the Indiana Achievement Award in 2010 for exemplary non-profit management.
For more information please contact Don Schafer at 317.471.8277 or email@example.com