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Camp Mariposa in Southwest Ohio

Free Weekend Youth Camp for Families of Substance Abuse

Campers Will Have Fun & Learn Critical Life Skills

Camp Mariposa is a free weekend camp in Southwest Ohio for children ages 9-12 who are affected by the substance use disorder of a loved one. Youth who attend participate in fun, traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, and archery along side education and support exercises teaching critical life skills and self-care. Camp is held four to six times a year from Friday evening to Sunday.

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.

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 age 9-12, become a mentor, or learn about the program, please contact Camp Mariposa Director Jamie Simpson at (513) 868-2100 ext. 239 or