Camp Mariposa programming is currently suspended due to recommendations regarding COVID-19. We are, however, continuing to accept applications for both campers and mentors and will resume programming once the Illinois Department of Health approves group related programming again.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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