Camps & Programs

Virtual Camp Programs - Summer 2020

The Montana experience is the foundation of our camps and programs. But the energy and connection between the campers themselves are what make each Camp what it is. So for this reason, despite not being able to hold Camp sessions in person this summer, Camp Mak-A-Dream is moving our sessions to an online virtual platform.

Our primary goal in offering virtual camp is to provide opportunities for campers to connect, have fun and experience some of the best parts of Camp from home. We want to do our part to keep the community connected and feel it is important for all of us to have something to look forward to as we navigate through these uncertain times. Our plan is to offer several interactive activity options to campers each day, plus offer links to optional activities for campers, families and/or friends to do on their own as well.

Each Virtual Camp session will run Monday-Thursday and include:
• 4 days of programming (Monday-Thursday)
• 3-5 hours of interactive programming each day
• Trained staff supervising and leading camp activities via Zoom
• Campers must RSVP in advance to participate in a virtual camp
• A schedule with links to activities will be shared with registered campers prior to the start of each camp session
• Only registered campers will be allowed to participate, however, campers may participate in as many, or as few activities that week as they wish

To APPLY for one of our Virtual Camp sessions this summer, click the APPLY button at the bottom of this page.

Camp has truly changed my life and opened my eyes to what I have the potential to do.

~ Elise, age 21, Heads Up Conference

Calendar

From the outside looking in summer may seem like our busy season, but Camp Mak-A-Dream works its magic year-round. From special projects in preparation for our major fundraising events to hosting educational workshops at our Gold Creek campus, we stay busy regardless of the temperature outside. It just happens to be summertime that we especially look forward to.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Our Campus

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Where the Magic Happens

Use this interactive map to explore Camp Mak-A-Dream's campus in Gold Creek, Montana. With 87 beautiful acres of ranchland surrounded by the Flint and Pintler mountains, Camp quickly becomes an unforgettable second home for the campers and program participants who travel here for a life-changing Montana experience.

Cabins

What's a Montana experience without cabins? Our four cabins — named after a few of our state's mountain ranges — sleep up to 20 campers comfortably, each equipped with a kitchenette and a common area with a fireplace. These cabins quickly become home during camp programs and fireside chats happen both inside and out.

Swimming Pool

During our hot summer afternoons, everyone's thrilled by the idea of a dip in the pool. We have certified lifeguards on duty as various cabins rotate through using the pool as a recreational outlet. There's often a pool party, water aerobics, or cabin counselor cardboard boat races during theme night activities at Camp. The pool is wheelchair accessible.

Lodge

Our 11,000-square-foot main lodge includes a window-lined dining room with a large stone fireplace and sitting area that combine to create an open area that serves as dining, meeting or breakout space. The lodge also features an activity room, a resource room for workshop sessions and the Camp Store. Not to mention an expansive terrace that overlooks the valley.

Art Studio

When campers want to get creative, they head here. We keep the studio well-stocked — since these kids have proven time and time again that their imaginations are seemingly limitless. From pottery and silk painting to tie-dye and friendship-bracelet weaving, the Art Studio is a hub of activity.

Health Center

Our full-service, on-site health facility is a critical part of Camp. With isolation and treatment rooms, this facility helps us accommodate campers who require a high level of care, as well as those undergoing active treatment.
 In addition, the Health Center houses Camp's office, a conference room and accommodations for the experienced doctors and nurses who volunteer at Camp.

Archery Range

In search of rare Montana wildlife, such as the stegosaurus or jackalope, Campers head to the archery range. Whether campers are looking to blow off steam or tromp in the field, the archery course is a popular activity. And we always enjoy sharing activities with campers that many of them have never tried before.

Ropes Course & Climbing Wall

The outdoor adventure courses are often the places where so many campers' firsts, victories and pivotal changes take place. This is especially true on the ropes course and climbing wall where campers test their limits. Adventure course activities are supervised and facilitated by trained Camp staff.

Horse Corral

Many would argue that the best way to see Montana's stunning landscape is from atop a horse — and when we see how excited campers become when they spot the corral, we tend to agree. From simply being near the animals and helping brush them down to taking a turn riding and navigating some obstacles while in the saddle, our horses are an integral part of the Camp experience.

Wellness Center

Our Wellness Center gives new meaning to living beyond cancer. This facility focuses on well-being, mind-body awareness and mindful practices. It includes a teaching kitchen for classes, coffee bar and lounge for small group discussions, and a large community room for activities like yoga, poetry sessions and workshops. This is also where a number of campuswide activities take place, like Camp's dance and drum circles.

Zip Line

Adding some extra gravitational pull to the fun, our zip line is a popular entertainment choice at Camp. Despite periodic trepidation regarding heights, most campers take the leap and gleefully glide down the zip line. After all, they've already conquered so many fears, why not tackle another? Trained staff oversee and facilitate the zip line during all Camp sessions.