Why chooseAaron’s place?

Learn more about our unique approach to substance use support and education for young people.

As an evidence-based, year-round therapeutic intervention and mentoring program, Aaron’s Place focuses on empowering children and teens affected by substance use disorder. This includes building trust, creating a sense of community, having fun, and so much more!

Whether attending Camp Mariposa (our camp for 9-12 year olds) or APEX (our after-school program for 13-17 year olds), programs are structured around your child’s other commitments, with activities they can both enjoy and learn from.

The Key Tent-Poles of Aaron’s Place

We use multiple approaches to prevent drug use among youth, building on three key areas.


Through social activities that help promote peer and group mentoring.


Through evidence-based educational curriculum developed by mental health professionals.


Through understanding the choices they make and the impact they have.

A Curriculum Based on Understanding

Key to all Aaron’s Place programs is the 7 C’s, which help mentors to guide your child through understanding the effects of their decisions.

Join the Team

Our mentors and volunteers are here to help your child become a part of a larger community and understand how they can prevent drug use in the future. All team members are trained by a licensed mental health practitioner on the effects of addiction on the brain and the prevalence of shame and stigma related to it for family members.

Want your child to take part?

Choose between two programs, depending on the age of your child.

A series of weekend camps and family days throughout the year for children ages 9-12.

A series of weekend camps and family days throughout the year for children ages 9-12.

Want to Get Involved?

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

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