Camp Mariposa is a year-round addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by the substance use disorder of a family member.
Youth who are facing the difficult challenges associated with a family member’s substance misuse have the opportunity to attend free weekend camp sessions offered multiple times throughout the year. Youth can attend sessions every other month for a year or more and participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with educational and support sessions led by mental health professionals.
Until recently, Camp Mariposa only served youth ages 9-12 but, as the crisis continued, directors of the camp saw youth age out of the program and more teen in need of support. In light of this, the Club has introduced Teen Camp Mariposa which now serves teenagers up to age 18.
Camp Mariposa builds knowledge, life skills, and confidence, and provides an opportunity to connect with peers and caring adult mentors. Additional social activities are offered for youth, alumni, and their families throughout the year. All Camp Mariposa activities are provided free of charge. Youth who attend Camp Mariposa learn coping skills that build resiliency and ultimately break the inter-generational cycle of addiction. This award-winning program is offered in partnership with youth-focused organizations in communities across the country.
At Camp Mariposa, youth are empowered to:
o Connect with friends facing similar situations
o Develop trusting relationships with adult mentors
o Reduce feelings of isolation and guilt
o Accept that addiction is a disease
o Build confidence and critical life skills
o Have fun!
Camp Mariposa Nashua was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.
Camp sessions are held at Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center in Greenfield, NH.
Upcoming Camp Dates
January 17-19, 2020
March 27-29, 2020
May 15-17, 2020
July 17-19, 2020
December 4-6, 2020
Become a Mentor
Mentors provide a positive, fun, supportive, and energetic atmosphere for campers. They participate in activities, eat meals, and share a cabin with their assigned campers. Mentors also participate in group activities with youth and their families between camp sessions. During the camp weekend, mentors are responsible for campers assigned to them at all times. For more information on becoming a mentor contact the Clubhouse I