Camp Mak-A-Dream works with numerous partners around the country in recruiting campers, volunteers and medical staff and belongs to a number of organizations within the camping industry and cancer communitiy.
Recruitment and Programming Partners
Friends of Camp Mak-A-Dream, Michigan Chapter
The Michigan Chapter of Friends of Camp Mak-A-Dream, supports the mission and goals of Camp Mak-A-Dream in Montana by providing strategic, financial and marketing support for specific projects that will further the growth and advancement of Camp. The Michigan Chapter also assists with travel expenses and arrangements for many Michigan residents to attend Camp. The Friends of Camp Mak-A-Dream / Michigan Chapter office is located at: 121 W. Long Lake, Suite 120 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
Camp Mak-A-Dream teamed up with Children's Brain Tumor Foundation of New York several years ago to start a program specifically for brain tumor patients and survivors called Heads Up Conference. Today, Camp offers Heads Up Conferences each summer for both teens and young adults diagnosed with brain tumors to address their special needs and help foster a sense of belonging.
Memberships and Affiliations
Camp Mak-A-Dream is a participating member of Montana Shares
Camp Mak-A-Dream is a member of the Children's Oncology Camping Association, International, an association of nearly 100 cancer camps across the US and Canada.
Ovarian Cancer Survivors Foundation
Each year Camp Mak-A-Dream hosts two ovarian cancer retreats, one in the spring and another in the fall. These retreats are underwritten in part by the Ovarian Cancer Survivors Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Helena, MT that was established specifically to support these retreats and help spread the word about them to ovarian cancer patients and survivors across the globe.
To contact the Ovarian Cancer Survivors Foundation, or make a donation, the mailing address is:
OCSF / PO Box 1466 / Missoula, MT 59806-1466
Camp Mak-A-Dream is proud to participate in Legacy Montana, a consortium of over 50 western Montana area non-profit organizations promoting the idea of planned giving and naming the non-profit(s) of your choice in your will...because 'your gift helps build the future.'
Missoula Responds to Cancer / MT Cancer Control Coalition
Camp Mak-A-Dream participates in a coalition of Missoula area cancer support and service providers called Missoula Responds to Cancer. The group collaborates on sharing information about services within communities across western Montana and is currently putting together a Cancer Resource Guide to aid patients and caregivers in finding the services avaialble to them in this part of the state.
A new website is currently under contstruction which will complement a written form of the guide coming later this year. You can also find 'Cancer Reources MT' by Missoula Responds to Cancer's page on Facebook.