1400 West Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 60642

773-278-7471

info@nush.org

Camp Mariposa

COVID-19 Notice

Camp Mariposa programming is currently back to in-person. We are, however, continuing to require mask wearing and health screenings before each function. Programming may be halted due to CDPH and IDPH recommendations.

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

2021&2022

Camp Mariposa Chicago will take place on:

September 17th-19th
November 12th-14th

January 7th-9th (2022) 
March 11th-13th (2022)

If you are interested in enrolling your child or family in Camp Mariposa, please complete the application below and email or mail it to the Camp Director, Megan Borowski. Applications can be emailed to mborowski@nush.orgor mailed to Megan Borowski, 1012 N Noble St. #110, Chicago IL 60642.

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, or mail it to the Camp Director, Megan Borowski. Applications can be emailed to mborowski@nush.org, or mailed to Megan Borowski, 1012 N Noble St. #110, Chicago IL 60642. Applicants must be over 18.

About The Eluna

Network

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 at no cost to them. Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues. For more information, please visit .

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