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Camptown puts kids on right path in nature, life

Posted at 11:49 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 23:49:30-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A non-profit on the northwest side of Indianapolis is trying to put kids on the right path through outdoor exploration.

On any day after school, you may find the kids of Camptown out in state parks like Eagle Creek learning about the right paths to take – both in the woods and in the streets.

The camp offers lessons on leadership, teamwork and confidence building.

Executive Director Doug Schaefer said the camp exposes kids to how big the world is, and how much of an impact they can have in it.

"We believe that if the students can grow in their own confidence in themselves and their ability to be leaders in their own respects, they can overcome challenges as they come to them," Schaefer said. "They can overcome the peer pressure."

Schaefer said the program reaches about 3,000 kids a year. For more information about Camptown, click here.


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