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Camp Mariposa | Northwestern Settlement

Camp Mariposa

 

About Camp Mariposa®

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.

Camp Dates for 2018

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

Camp Mariposa Chicago will take place at House In The Wood 6 times a year.

If you are interested in enrolling your child or family in Camp Mariposa, please complete the application below and email, fax, or mail it to the Camp Director, Megan Borowski. Applications can be emailed to [email protected], faxed to 773-799-2812 or mailed to Megan Borowski, 1012 N Noble St. #110, Chicago IL 60642.

Click Here for the Camper Application

Mentors

Volunteer mentors 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. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete the application below and email, fax, or mail it to the Camp Director, Megan Borowski. Applications can be emailed to [email protected], faxed to 773-799-2812 or mailed to Megan Borowski, 1012 N Noble St. #110, Chicago IL 60642.  Applicants must be over 18.

Click Here for the Mentor Application

 

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 former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, 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 and Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member's substance use disorder. The Moyer Foundation Resource Center extends The Foundation’s continuum of care by providing a curated set of online resources with personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit moyerfoundation.org (http://www.moyerfoundation.org) .

Looking for important grief resources to help a child, friend or family member in your community or nationwide? We are proud to share The Moyer Foundation Resource Center. Its straightforward design makes it easy to search for articles, videos, activities, and referrals to local programs. In addition, The Moyer Foundation offers personalized recommendations with a 24-hour turn-around – free-of-charge. Learn more here.

For more information, please contact Camp Director Megan Borowski at [email protected] or 773-969-5505