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Camp Mariposa is held in Mercer County but is open to all youth in WV. Camp is FREE for all participants and will include necessary supplies such as sleeping bags, pillows, meals and lodging (bunkhouses). Community Connections, Inc., leads the camp with mental health professionals and with support from other staff and volunteers to provide therapeutic activities in a beautiful camp setting. Camp Mariposa WV is a part of Eluna's national Camp Mariposa program.

Where Kids Transform

Camp Mariposa 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 every other month for a year or more. Youth ages 9-12 participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with educational and support sessions led by mental health professionals. Teens are given a unique opportunity to continue their involvement in Camp Mariposa builds knowledge, life skills, confidence and provides an opportunity to connect with peers and caring adult mentors. All Camp Mariposa activities are provided free of charge. Youth who attend Camp Mariposa learn coping skills that build resiliency and ultimately break the intergenerational cycle of addiction. Eluna partners with youth-focused and mental health organizations in local communities to help fund, develop and grow this award-winning program nationwide. For more information, please visit

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