Collaborative Summer Family Camp – 2021
This summer Camp Mak-A-Dream and Cancer Support Community-Montana are teaming up to hold an in-person family camp that combines the vision of both organizations into one session focusing this year on Rejoining Community.
The three-day session will focus on Montana families affected by a cancer diagnosis, that also has at least one child under the age of 18 planning to attend.
This is a stress-free time for family members to spend quality time together in the snow! Camp is a gathering of people who celebrate life, cherish family time, discover new strategies and hope, appreciate good company, and need to kick back and relax. Camp offers a FUN-FILLED agenda for ALL AGES. Through indoor and outdoor activities, art projects and healthy lifestyle workshops, you will have time to identify and build upon your strengths as a family unit while having fun!
Please visit Cancer Support Community Montana’s website for more on this organization.
Family Camp (being held August 13-15, 2021) is offered cost-free to those who attend. For the safety and well-being of the entire camp community, we will be implementing a number of COVID-19 mitigation strategies including, but not limited to family cohort groups for housing, meals and some activities, masking, distancing and enhanced cleaning methods.
Please read our Fall 2021_COVID-19_What you need to know before applying prior to applying to learn more about how COVID-19 may affect Camp operations and activities this summer.
Most years this session is geared toward families with a child 12 or younger that has been diagnosed with cancer, however, for this August we are broadening that to any family member diagnosed with cancer. A cancer diagnosis affects more than the person with cancer, it impacts the entire family. This session will allow families to experience all of the fun that Camp has to offer together. Families will have the opportunity to spend quality time with each other and share adventures with other families going through similar journeys.
Camp offers many on-site activities such as swimming, field sports, art, zip line & climbing wall, hiking, and archery. Families will also have the opportunity for small group discussion and networking. During the evening we plan special events for everyone designed to enhance community and friendship.
Accommodations and meals
Camp Mak-A-Dream is located outside a small ranching community at the foot of the Flint Mountains. Although the Main Lodge is nestled in the hills amid incredible Montana scenery, it is not a rustic camp. We have beautiful modern cabins, an art studio, health center and lodge. Each family will share a room in one of our cabins. Each cabin has a common area and a handicap-accessible bathroom. Like all of our facilities, the cabins are fully accessible and convenient for campers of all abilities.
Meals are provided in the Main Lodge at large, round tables in a community atmosphere. Food is abundant and nutritious. Snacks may also be available upon request from our kitchen staff. For those who require vegetarian or other dietary alternatives, we ask you to outline those needs on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate.
Medical care and staffing
Camp wouldn’t be possible without medical supervision. It’s a necessity and an advantage of all of our programs. Medical staff is available in our on-site Health Center to facilitate medical care as needed.
While some campers will have been out of treatment for years, others are just beginning. We encourage participants in the midst of treatment to attend. Camp is a 20-minute drive to a community hospital and a one-hour drive to a major medical center. For emergencies, we have a helicopter pad.
For more information about our location, travel details and travel scholarship opportunities visit Getting to Camp
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