Family Camp, August 17-19, is our newest program. This 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.
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