Family Camp

Stronger Together Family Camp (January 17-20, 2020)

This session is done in collaboration with Cancer Support Community Montana and is geared towards Montana families affected by a cancer diagnosis. Families who have cancer in the family are welcome to apply.

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! Registration is open. Completed applications must be submitted by November 29, 2019.

For details and an application, please visit Cancer Support Community Montana’s website.

August Family Camp (August 14-17, 2020)

Our Family Camp in August is a cost-free session is geared toward families with a child 12 or younger that has been 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.

1. Who can come?

Each family looks different from the next. For the purposes of this retreat we are welcoming children diagnosed with cancer (ages 4-12), their parents and/or legal guardians and their siblings (ages 4-17). Children under the age of four may also be welcome on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you are applying for Family Camp and have a child under the age of four or if you have any other questions.

2. Activities

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.

3. 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 are also available in the cabins. 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.

4. 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.

5. Getting  here

For more information about our location, travel details and travel scholarship opportunities visit Getting to Camp

It's an unknown but certainly worth it. It's an incredible experience for them.

~ Gary & Jean, parents


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.

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