Cause Areas


Thu Mar 09, 2017 - Thu Nov 30, 2017


2688 Fruitville RoadSarasota, FL 34237


JFCS is the proud recipient of a grant to operate Camp Mariposa. Created and funded by The Moyer Foundation ( www.moyerfoundation.org), Camp Mariposa is a first-of-its-kind program designed to help meet the needs of children (9-12) facing the difficult challenges associated with an addicted or co-dependent family member.

Camp Mariposa is a traditional, fun, over-night camp providing counseling and emotional support, while teaching participants a variety of problem-solving and self-care strategies. The camp gives children a chance to laugh, play, explore and learn, as well as to create friendships with other children who relate to them and understand what they are going through.

Camp needs:

Respite/mentor volunteers to help with camp.

To be considered a mentor for Camp Mariposa, one should be able to commit to 4 weekends. We need a team of volunteers to work/be with the campers on Saturdays to give the camp staff time to self-care between 3:00-5:30. Camp sessions are held 6 times a year and commitment of 4 sessions are required.

Overnight stay isn't required.

Camp Dates

March 31, April 1 &2

May 19 - 21

July 21-23

Sept. 9&10

Nov. 17-29


  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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