Why Camp Mariposa?


First of all, let me extend a warm welcome to you, the parent or guardian of what will hopefully be a future Camp Mariposa camper. We appreciate you looking into our camp and learning about what we have to offer. Camp Mariposa, as you have probably seen on our website, is a mentoring camp for children ages 9-12 who may have been in contact with someone who has or has had a substance abuse disorder. It is our hope to prevent this from happening to the most important people of the future, our kiddos.

Fun Fact: Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly!

We have established a one-year program where your child will attend transformational weekends every other month, while attending a day activity in the months in between. Your child will have fun, and potentially experience new adventures that they may not have had the opportunity to experience otherwise. Also, they will bond with other children their age who may have similar experiences and have the potential to build lifelong friendships. This page is for you, the parent, it is full of information and resources that you may want to know before or after registering your child. If you have any questions or concerns, please click the "Contact" tab above and either email myself or call, I will gladly speak to you directly.

-Kagne Ball

 Director Camp Mariposa WV

How Do I Register My Child?

Online Registration

Registration Instructions: 

1. Click "Home" on the menu at the top of the page, scroll down until you see "Downloadable Documents"
2. Click the lime green hyperlink (jumbled text) under "Youth Application." This will take you to a page with the camp application. 
3. Click download from the top right corner. If prompted to start a DropBox account, know that it is not necessary click "no thanks and continue to download." This will download the PDF file onto your computer.
4. You can then fill the form out, save the information and then email this document as an attachment to:                       [email protected]

5. Alternatively, you may print out this application and mail it to:

                             Camp Mariposa WV

                            215 South Walker St.

                            Princeton, WV 24740

If you are unable to do either of these options, please contact us for further instruction by clicking the "Contact" tab above.

Camp Mariposa WV Policies

Dress Code

Swim Suits: Girls are allowed to wear one-piece swimsuits and tankinis that are appropriate. Boys may wear swim trunks. Girls and/or Boys may also  wear tank-tops, t-shirts and shorts as long as they are not low-cut.

Shirts and Pants: No backless or low-cut shirts are allowed, no inappropriate content such as profanity, tobacco, alcohol, or drug related content or hate speech. Shorts and skirts should follow the "finger-tip" rule. It is recommended that the campers bring at least one pair of pants even during the summer for some activities. 

Footwear: Footwear must be worn at all times at camp (with the exception of inside the cabins). Closed-toed shoes are necessary for participation in electives and field games.

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Medication Policy

No medications, prescription or OTC, are allowed in cabins. Prescription medication and OTC allergy medication must be checked in to the camp nurse at registration and must be documented on a medical form and must be held by the camp nurse during camp weekends. The nurse will disperse these medications as necessary throughout the weekend. 

Other OTC medications are not to be brought to camp. The camp nurse keeps a supply of OTC medications available for use if deemed appropriate. Any prescriptions or OTC allergy medication brought to camp must:

  • Be in the original container.
  • Include the name of the camper and the physician prescribing the medication.
  • Include physician’s instructions for dosage. If a dosage other than the printed dosage is necessary, a signed doctor’s note is required.
  • Include only the number of doses necessary for the camper’s stay at camp.

The camp nurse will be available during camper registration for any additional concerns or instructions. Please note that the nurse will ensure that the child's privacy is observed when the medications are administered.

Visitor Policy

Camp Mariposa WV does not allow camper visitors; with the exception of an emergency.

 We are not able to complete background checks on every visitor that comes onto camp property; therefore, for the protection of your children, no visits are allowed. 

Emergency Visitors must call ahead to inform camp of their visit. If you are interested in seeing more of the camp property, drop-off and pick-up times are great opportunities to walk around and take a look a camp!

Phone Policy

Cell phones are not allowed to be brought to camp. If a counselor comes across a cell phone in the cabin, the camper will be asked to place it in the care of the office until the camp session is finished. 

Camp Counselors and the Camp Director and Camp Nurse will have phones for emergencies. If you are curious as to how your child is doing here at camp, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 304-913-4956! We’d be happy to get with your child’s counselor and tell you how they are doing.