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 is a mentoring camp for children ages 9-12 who may have been impacted by the substance use disorder of someone close to them. It is our hope to prevent this from happening to the most important people of the future, our kiddos. Camp Mariposa is offered FREE of charge to youth and families in WV.

Fun Fact: Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly!

Camp Mariposa empowers youth by:

  • Connecting them with friends facing similar situations
  • Developing trusting relationships with adult mentors
  • Reducing feelings of isolation and guilt
  • Educating youth that addiction is a disease 
  • Building confidence and teaching critical life skills 
  • Giving youth a place to have fun!

How Do I Register My Child?

Online Registration

Registration Instructi​ons: 

If you are interested in Camp Mariposa for your child, follow Registration instructions below:

  1. Click the green button under 2019 Youth Application. This will take you to a page for online registration.
  2. You will also need to submit the 2019 Waiver & Release.
  3. Alternatively, you may print out these forms and mail to:
                             Camp Mariposa WV
                            215 South Walker St.
                            Princeton, WV 24740

If you are unable to do either of these options, please contact Kagne Ball at (304) 913-4956 or [email protected]

Next Steps - A member of our staff will review your child's application and contact you directly. We look forward to speaking with you!

2019 Youth Application

Click Here

2019 Waiver and Release

Click Here

What to Bring to Camp:


Be aware that camp is hard on clothing and equipment because of uneven trails, weather and very active days. Please only bring one bag or suitcase.

  • Sweatshirt or jacket (think about multiple layers for winter months).
  • Swimsuit
  • Two T-Shirts
  • Two Pairs of Shorts
  • One Pair of Pants
  •  Pajamas
  • Underwear/Socks
  • Closed Toed Shoes for Hiking


A sleeping bag and pillow will be provided for each camper.


  • Pillow
  • Comfort Item (Stuffed Animal etc., no electronics). 
  • Twin Sheets
  • Blanket


Please note that if you do not have these there is no need to purchase them, the camp can provide them.

Otherwise, plan to bring:

  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush

Miscellaneous Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Hat, Visor, Sunglasses
  • Flashlight (optional)
  • No pets permitted other than licensed service animals.