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Camp Mariposa®  in Southwest Ohio

Weekend Camp Program for Youth Affected by the Substance Use Disorder of a Family Member

Campers Will Have Fun & Learn Critical Life Skills

Camp Mariposa Southwest Ohio is a year-round addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by the substance use disorder of a family member. Youth ages 9-12 (Youth Camp) and 13-16 (Teen Camp) attend weekend camps up to six times a year. Campers participate in fun, traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, and archery alongside education and support sessions teaching critical life skills and self-care. 

Campers and adult mentors make a one-year commitment to the program. Additional social activities are offered for children and their families throughout the year, and all program activities are offered free of charge to families. Camp Mariposa Southwest Ohio hosted by Envision Partnerships, is part of Eluna's national Camp Mariposa network. For more information on Eluna, visit

Camp Mariposa helps youth to:
  • Reduce feelings of isolation and guilt
  • Connect with friends facing similar situations
  • Develop trusting relationships with adult mentors
  • Learn that addiction is a disease
  • Build confidence
  • Learn critical life skills to help manage
  • Have FUN!

Program Goals

Camp Mariposa Registration Information

To register youth ages 9-12 (Youth Camp) or ages 13-16 (Teen Camp), become an adult-mentor, or learn about the program, please contact Camp Mariposa Director Jamie Simpson at (513) 868-2100 ext. 239 or


"Camp Mariposa has helped me understand that my family's addiction is not my fault"

-Camper, Age 12