Camp Mariposa
Created and supported by Eluna, Camp Mariposa® is a national mentoring and addiction prevention program for youth who have been impacted by the substance use disorder of a family member.

The primary program component are free weekend camp sessions offered multiple times throughout the year for youth ages 9 to 12 facing the difficult challenges associated with a family member's substance use disorder.

Camp Mariposa is a traditional, fun, multi-day camp providing counseling and emotional support, while educating children about a variety of problem solving and self-care strategies to help build positive self-esteem.

Additional social activities are offered for campers, teens, and their families during non-camp months.

Eluna partners with youth-focused and mental health organizations to provide educational and support services in a fun, safe environment.

2019 Dayton Camp Mariposa Dates

  • Jan 25-27
  • March 15-17
  • May 10-12
  • July 26-28
  • September 6-8
  • December 13-15

Applications, waiver and release Information

Youth Application
Mentor Application

About Eluna

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.