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San Diego Youth Services
Administrative Office
3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA  92110
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Camp Mariposa


Did you know? At least 11% or 8.3 million children in the U.S. live in a home
with a parent in need of treatment for alcohol and/or drug dependency.

 These children are at greater risk than their peers to suffer from problems such as depression and anxiety, physical health challenges and learning problems; three times more likely to be abused, four times more likely to be neglected, and face four times the risk of developing substance abuse issues.* Knowing that 95% of adult addicts start to use drugs before the age of 20, Camp Mariposa strives to intervene before a problem develops.

“I was shocked to learn that programs for children in this situation simply did not exist, and that’s when I knew The Moyer Foundation could help. Thanks to the leadership and guidance of our partners, and the support of our community, Camp Mariposa will continue to grow and expand like Camp Erin, giving more children hope and the opportunity to break the cycle of addiction for generations to come.” 
– Karen Moyer, Chairman of The Moyer Foundation

About Camp Mariposa® 

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.

Do you know a child who might benefit from Camp Mariposa?
Download a Youth Application 

Interested in volunteering with Camp Mariposa?
Download the Mentor Application

Fax applications to (619) 258-0676 or email completed applications to Lucy Jasso, Camp Director 

or Elizabeth Sanchez, Camp Coordinator

Camp Dates:

August 5-7, 2016
October 28-30, 2016
December 9-11, 2016
February 3-5, 2017
April 7-9, 2016
June 2-4, 2017

About The Moyer Foundation

The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 by MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Moyer Foundation supports thousands of children and families each year through its free signature programs and services. Camp Erin® is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. Camp Mariposa® is an addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by the substance abuse of a family member. The Moyer Foundation Resource Center extends the Foundation’s continuum of care by providing robust online resources and personalized support for families experiencing grief or addiction. For more information, please visit

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