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Camp Mariposa


A Place Where Kids Transform

 Making Smores

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 camps 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.

The Youth Empowerment Project hosts free camp weekends every other month.

Upcoming camp dates in 2017 are:

  • February 17th – 19th @ Camp Whispering Pines (Girl Scouts)
  • March 10th – 12th @ Camp V-Bar (Boy Scout Camp)
  • May 5th  - 7th @ Camp V-Bar (Boy Scout Camp)

To apply to be a camper please fill out this application and e-mail it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To apply to be a mentor please fill out this application and e-mail it to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you have any further questions about Camp Mariposa, please contact our Director of Programs, Darrin McCall dcmcall@youthempowermentproject.org or 504-522-1316.

Camp Mariposa is generously sponsored by the Moyer Foundation.

 About The Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 by MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Moyer Foundation supports thousands of children and families each year through its free signature programs and services. Camp Erin® is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. Camp Mariposa® is an addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by the substance abuse of a family member. The Moyer Foundation Resource Center extends the Foundation’s continuum of care by providing robust online resources and personalized support for families experiencing grief or addiction. For more information, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org.

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