Camp Mariposa

In partnership with The Moyer Foundation, Camp Mariposa® is a free, weekend overnight camp program that supports children between the ages of nine and 12 who are impacted by substance abuse in their families.

For many of our campers, one or both parents struggles with a substance use disorder. Camp Mariposa gives these children the knowledge, tools, and coping skills to prevent them from developing an addiction of their own and to help break the intergenerational cycle of addiction. The Moyer Foundation partners with The National Center for Children and Families, an accredited mental health and youth-serving organization, to facilitate Camp Mariposa, which is held once every two months at Camp Wabanna in Maryland.

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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.

About Camp Mariposa® DC

Camp Director Contact Information:
Krystal McKinney, CRCCPA,  (301) 365-4480 ext. 112 –

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

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