Camp Mak-A-Dream Kids


Kids Camp is a unique experience for children ages 6-13 in various stages of cancer therapy or those that have completed treatment.

The things that make Kids Camp an escape from cancer are the things that make it much like any other camp. We begin with the usual summer camp diversions. Goofy traditions like having to sing a song to be the first cabin seated for breakfast. Kids get a chance to challenge themselves on the climbing wall, try a new craft in the art studio or go horseback riding. There are opportunities to connect with the outdoors around a campfire or fishing. To this we add shared experiences around cancer. During Cabin Chat for example kids have a chance to discuss how it feels to be the only kid at their school who is sick or what it’s like to lose their hair. Through these discussions kids not only get to share their emotions, they learn that other kids have faced and come through the same challenges.

Kids Camp is designed to give children a week of normalcy; a chance to make new friends, try new things and just be kids.