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.
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Our Camp Offerings
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 Mariposa Chicago 2023 Dates:
January 20-22, 2023
March 3-5, 2023
May 12-14, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Megan Borowski, 1012 N Noble St. #110, Chicago IL 60642.
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Camp Mariposa 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 linked here. You will receive email confirmation once completed with next steps.
For Camp Erin Volunteer information, please email Megan Borowski at email@example.com