Camp Mariposa® is national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa® is offered free of charge to all families.
Children ages 9-12 attend transformational weekend camps multiple times a year. Campers participate in fun traditional camp activities combined with education and support exercises led by mental health professionals and trained mentors.
Additional educational, social and mentoring activities are offered for campers, teens, and their families throughout the year. These activities build knowledge, coping skills, confidence and an opportunity to connect with one another. Led by mental health professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Mariposa® provides a safe, fun and supportive environment critical to help break the cycle of addiction.
The camp is led by Compass Health’s Children’s Intensive Services mental health professionals. Compass Health staff and volunteer Mentors provide therapeutic activities in a beautiful camp setting.
2019 Camp Mariposa® Weekends:
- March 22nd-24th
- May 3rd-5th
- July 26th-28th
- October 18th-20th
Become a Mentor:
During the camp weekend, mentors join Children’s Intensive Services staff onsite for the entire weekend and are responsible for campers assigned to them at all times. Mentors provide a positive, fun, supportive, and energetic atmosphere for campers. They participate in sharing activities, eat meals, and share a cabin with their assigned campers. Mentors also participate in group activities with youth and their families between camp sessions.
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.