Camp Mariposa Indianapolis and Southern Indiana:Aaron's Place

A youth prevention program where children aged 9-12 can transform.

Camp Mariposa Southern Indiana: Aaron’s place is a year-round addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by the substance use disorder of a family member. Youth ages 9-12 attend weekend camps up to six times a year. Weekend camps offer fun, traditional camp activities combined with education and support sessions led by mental health professionals and trained adult mentors. Additional social activities are offered for youth and their families throughout the year. All program activities are offered free of charge to families. Camp Mariposa Southern Indiana are part of Eluna’s national Camp Mariposa network.

Mentoring and Community Building

Develop A Strong Support Network

By building meaningful
connections with mentors and other participants.

Build healthy communication tools

To support long-term relationship-building and problem-solving.

Understand the impact of choice

Through classes that seek to support positive decision-making.

Inspiring Change with an Evidence-Based Program

The preventive approach taken by Camp Mariposa: Aaron’s Place emphasizes mentorship and education, while also developing a community of support. Learn more about how we structure our program.

Camp Mariposa® Indianapolis and Camp Mariposa® Southern Indiana was created and is supported in part by Eluna. 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. For more information, please visit

Attending Camp Mariposa

Camp is held 6 times a year, Friday through Sunday.

All of the program activities are free of charge.

During the months with no camp, campers and their families can participate in additional social support activities

Aaron’s Place can offer a gas card to help cover transportation costs.


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Jameson camp

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Camp Rivervale

Is Your Child Older Than 12?

Aaron’s Place: Exchange (APEX) is designed as a prevention program for older teens, based on their unique needs. Learn more

Camp Mariposa Sponsors

Want to Get Involved?

Aaron’s Place needs people like you to help as mentors, camp facilitators, and volunteers.

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