Kids enjoy traditional camp fun, learn healthy coping skills and build support
*** Overnight camps have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. However, we are accepting applications and hosting virtual camps.
We hope to return to overnight camps in August, but ultimately that decision will depend on local COVID-19 conditions.
We appreciate your flexibility as we navigate these challenges! ***
About Camp Mariposa:
Camp Mariposa® is a free addiction prevention and mentoring program that combines traditional camp fun with education and support exercises led by mental health professionals and trained mentors. Camp Mariposa is part of Eluna’s national Camp Mariposa program. It empowers youth by:
- Reducing feelings of isolation and guilt
- Providing a safe place for youth
- Fostering peer bonding
- Educating campers about the disease of addiction and its impact on family
- Teaching positive life skills to help feelings and practice self-care
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Camp Mariposa - Group Activity
Letter to addiction
How you can get involved:
Become a mentor
- Make a one-year commitment to attend at least four camp weekends, as well as activities offered outside of camp
- Create a positive, fun, supportive and trusting atmosphere for campers
- Facilitate camper and cabin group bonding
- Participate in and/or facilitate sharing activities
- Eat all meals and share a cabin with assigned campers
- Background check required
Enroll a camper
Donate to Camp Mariposa
Camp Mariposa is offered completely free to families thanks to Eluna and generous funds from the Oaklawn Foundation made possible by partners in our community. Support Camp Mariposa by making a donation to the Oaklawn Foundation here: https://oaklawndonate.org/give/.
Learn about Eluna
Eluna is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, Eluna was originally called The Moyer Foundation and launched a series of programs supporting thousands of children and families annually at no cost to them. Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues.
For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.