– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to all families.

Children ages 9-12 attend transformational weekend camp multiple times a year. Campers participate in fun traditional camp activities combined with education and support exercises led by mental health professionals and trained mentors.

Additional educational, social and mentoring activities are offered for campers, teens, and their families throughout the year. These activities build knowledge, coping skills, confidence and an opportunity to connect with one another. Led by mental health professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Mariposa provides a safe, fun and supportive environment critical to help break the cycle of addiction.

Camp Dates for 2018

  • July 27th-29th
  • September 7th-9th
  • November 2nd -4th

Participants are paired with mentors who attend camp and help provide a positive, fun, supportive and energetic atmosphere for campers. Camp Mariposa Chicago is currently recruiting mentors for the upcoming year.

Opportunities Available: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Afternoons, Evenings, Mornings

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