Camp Mariposa

A Place Where Kids Transform.

Camp Mariposa is a year-round addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by the substance use of a family member.

Children and teens attend transformational weekend camps every other month for a year or more.  Youth ages 9-17 participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with education and support sessions led by mental health professionals. Teens are given an opportunity to continue their involvement and build leadership skills as Junior Counselors. Camp Mariposa builds knowledge, life skills, confidence and provides an opportunity for youth to connect with peers and caring adult mentors. Additional social and educational activities are offered for youth, alumni and their families throughout the year. All Camp Mariposa activities are provided free of charge.

For more information, please contact Tara David at

This program will be run virtually and will resume in person at a later date to be determined.

Camp Mariposa Toronto is offered through a partnership between JFCS, JACS, Ren, and 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. For more information, please visit

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