The great outdoors has the power to give perspective, clear the mind, inspire, and change lives. Many of us have had these types of valuable experiences with nature and, in all likelihood, most of us had that experience sometime during our youth.
Camptown was formed as the need became obvious that many of our youth are not able to access the outdoors. We began partnering with schools, youth groups, community centers, churches, and other youth-serving organizations to provide them with this option when their students would likely not be able to afford it on their own. In 1991, Camptown served just 60 students. Camptown now serves more than 3,000 under-privileged young Hoosiers every year through outdoor adventure and nature programs that change lives.
The Camptown Core is your opportunity to join a group of like-minded individuals who want to ensure that programs like Camptown’s continue. On average, it takes $150 to introduce a young person the the outdoors through an overnight camping trip. That cost rises to $500 per student on one of our week-long backpacking trips. With your annual commitment to give $10, $20, $50, $100, or $200 per month, not only will you be making trips like this possible for children in need, you will also receive these benefits as a sustaining member of the Camptown Core:
- 50% off all gear rental from Camptown.
- Access to the most exciting and impactful outdoor volunteer opportunities in the world!
- Invitations to exclusive community and fundraising events.