A place where kids transform
about the camp
Camp Mariposa-Aaron’s Place is a year-round addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by the substance use disorder of a family member. Children and teens attend transformational weekend camps six times a year. Youth ages 9-12 participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with educational and support sessions led by mental health professionals and trained adult mentors. Teens are given a unique opportunity to continue their involvement in Camp Mariposa-Aaron’s Place through a Junior Counselor program as well as other activities for teens/alumni. We provide a safe and supportive environment where youth can connect with peers and caring adult mentors. At weekend camps, youth build confidence, learn coping skills that help them break the cycle of addiction. Additional social activities are offered for youth, alumni and their families throughout the year. All Camp Mariposa-Aaron’s Place activities are provided free of charge. This award-winning program is offered in partnership with youth-focused organizations in communities across the country.
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2021 CAMP DATES
Camp is held 6 times a year, Friday through Sunday.
During the other months of the year thecampers are invited to participate in family and/or caregiver activities. All of the program activities are free of charge.
Location: Indianapolis. Transportation available upon request.
Camp Mariposa - Aaron’s Place Helps Youth:
Interested in becoming a mentor?
Mentors are an essential piece in making our camp successful. If you’re caring, compassionate and want to proactively help the youth in your community, we invite you to join us at Aaron’s Place. We’ll provide the necessary training and tools to help make your contribution as meaningful as possible.
We require a one year commitment from our trained adult mentors to ensure that a solid foundation of trust, support, and awareness is built around the topic of substance use disorder.
To register your camper or to become a mentor, please fill out an application by clicking the respective button below.
All applications and any questions about this program should be emailed to email@example.com.