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Camp Mariposa in Southwest Ohio

Free Weekend Youth Camp for Families Affected by Substance Abuse

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 is part of Eluna's national Camp Mariposa program. 

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. For more information, visit

Program Goals & Details

Camp Mariposa helps youth to:

  • Reduce feelings of isolation and guilt
  • Connect with friends facing similar situations
  • Learn that addiction is a disease and it's not their fault
  • Build confidence
  • Learn critical life skills that help manage feelings and practice self-care
  • Have FUN!

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