Founder Harry Granader cultivated Montana relationships to make Camp Mak-A-Dream’s first summer camp session a reality. Today, our network has expanded to include partners around the country to continue expanding the breadth and reach of our mission.
Recruiting & 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 support for specific projects that further the growth and advancement of Camp. The Friends of Camp Mak-A-Dream also provides travel expenses for many Michigan residents to attend Camp (travel assistance requests and arrangements are handled by Camp Mak-A-Dream).
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
Camp Mak-A-Dream originally teamed up with Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation of New York to start a program in 2018 specifically for brain tumor patients and survivors called Heads Up Conference. Camp now offers Heads Up Conferences every summer for both teens and young adults diagnosed with brain tumors to address their special needs and help foster a sense of belonging.
Cancer Support Community Montana
Camp Mak-A-Dream partners with Cancer Support Community Montana to provide Family Camp experiences to Montanans affected by cancer. We successfully initiated this collaborative programming in 2019 and plan to continue with at least 2 family camps each year!
Memberships & Affiliations
Camp Mak-A-Dream is a member of Montana Shares, which is a partnership of Montana-based nonprofits devoted to improving quality of life in communities across the state.
Camp Mak-A-Dream is a Gold Ribbon Accredited camp and member of the Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International — an association of more than 100 cancer camps across the U.S. and Canada. COCA’s mission is to strengthen, support and connect the international community of camps serving individuals and families affected by childhood cancer.
Montana Cancer Control Coalition
Camp Mak-A-Dream is a member of the Montana Cancer Control Coalition, a statewide group of partners that implement the Montana Cancer Control Plan through coordinated and collaborative efforts to enhance the odds of survivorship through prevention, early detection and state-of-the-art cancer care.
Kampgrounds of America
Camp Mak-A-Dream is proud to be one of KOA‘s Care Camps Program recipient camps, meaning we are eligible to apply annually for funding raised through Care Camps national fundraising campaigns and KOA’s Big Weekend that takes place at locations across the country.