Camp Mariposa Southwest Ohio is a free weekend camp 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!