Live with. Live Beyond.

Empowering people impacted by cancer.

“Camp is a serious life-line for me.”

Volunteer for a camp session!

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Camp Mak-A-Dream empowers survivors and their families to live with and beyond cancer through life-changing Montana experiences where they strengthen life skills, gain resilience and develop lasting relationships.
Live with. Live beyond.

2024 Volunteer & Camper Applications are NOW OPEN! We hope to see you in Gold Creek, MT.

Camp Programs

Cost free camps for cancer survivors and their families!

All our programs are medically supervised. We offer adult, young adult, teen, youth, family, and siblings camps... there is a camp program for you!

"Camp Māk-A-Dream has provided an incredible, supportive experience for my mom and I to bond during a really tough time in her breast cancer journey. I am grateful for the peace, laughter, community and joy this week brought us. Thank you for the long lasting impact you have made on my family!" ~ Kayla, Caregivers Retreat Camper

Volunteer at Camp

Camp wouldn't happen without our incredible volunteers!

Each camp session we have Medical Volunteers, Dream Team (kitchen), Program Assistants, and Cabin Volunteers (in the summer). Click the link below to learn more about the different roles and opportunities available.

“I am a first year volunteer this year and this week has blown me away. I have met so many wonderful people. This week is a time of fun for not only the campers but also volunteers. Rewarding is an understatement and I could not have been happier with the memories that have been made here at camp.” ~ Jenna, Cabin Volunteer

Summer Staff

Develop leadership and job skills, make a difference in peoples' lives, and build lifelong friendships.

Each summer, we hire a team of 15 Summer Staff for the season. We welcome anyone with or without previous experience and knowledge of cancer and the effects of treatment.

"I loved working at camp because my coworkers and I felt like one unit striving toward a common goal: making a positive impact on the lives of campers." ~ Dakota, Summer Staff

Ways to Support Camp

Help make the magic happen!

“Giving back to Camp Māk-A-Dream in my son's memory was more than I could imagine.” Dawn lost her son Brent to cancer, and chose to volunteer for a week as a way to honor him.

We work hard to ensure Camp continues to be cost free for our amazing campers. We could not do this without the generosity of donors, volunteers, and our camp community. Learn more about the many ways you can support Camp experiences.

Fundraising Events

Join the fun and support a great cause!

Each June, Camp Māk-A-Dream holds RATPOD (Ride Around The Pioneers in A Day), a 130-mile bike ride around and through the Pioneer Mountains. RATPOD raises several hundred thousand dollars for camp. When we ask riders why they do it, they say compared to cancer their effort on a bike is nothing. Well, it means everything to us. Learn more about RATPOD and other fundraising events this year.

Everyone here is just like me.

From hiking the butte to fireside chats, see the difference Camp makes. This is a place, in Montana, where dreams come true. A place where connections like none other are made — without boundaries, without stigmas, without judgment. Because cancer is cancer, no matter what fancy name its diagnosis goes by.

Learn more about Camp Māk-A-Dream and see the individuals who steal the show, rightly so.

The People of Camp

The people of Camp Māk-A-Dream are what make this camp so distinctive. Read and hear some of their stories and thoughts on Camp.