Camp Mak-A-Dream first welcomed cancer patients to it's beautiful facility in western Montana back in July of 1995. This year marks the 12th Camp season offering cost-free programs for children, teens and young adults with cancer.
Camp Mak-A-Dream is operated by Children's Oncology Camp Foundation and is a medically supervised, cost-free camp for children (ages 6-13), teens (ages 14-18) and young adults (ages 18-25) with cancer and their siblings (ages 6-17). The facility is located approximately 65 miles east of Missoula, Montana on I-90 at the Gold Creek exit, just 3/4 of a mile south of the Interstate.
Camp Mak-A-Dream's staff and volunteers are dedicated to the welfare and happiness of the kids and young adults, and they are committed to making their stay at camp an escape and fun-filled dream.
Camp Mak-A-Dream offers a variety of activities including swimming, ropes course, archery, outdoor games, hiking, fishing, crafts, and group cabin chat plus much, much more. In addition, educational workshops and discussions are offered at our Teen Camp and Young Adult Conferences (YAC).
Camp Mak-A-Dream combines the fun of summer camp with expert health care for each of its participants. Medical personnel are available at all times to provide specialized care for all participants.
Camp Mak-A-Dream also hosts retreats for adults with cancer each fall - the Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Retreat in September and the Women's Cancer Retreat in October. Both retreats are for women who either have, or have had, cancer. These four and five day retreats give participants the chance to relax, learn new things, share their stories and meet new friends who share a similar life experience.