Camp Mak-A-Dream attracts a certain kind of individual — one who is passionate, kind and sees the big sky as the limit. Often someone who has been touched by cancer in his or her own personal life is interested in joining our community. However, we welcome anyone with or without previous experience and knowledge of cancer and the effects of treatment.
We select our seasonal staff after an extensive application and interview process. Our full-time summer staff spends several days training on campus prior to the first session to come together as a team so that we can achieve our ultimate goal: To give campers a positive, life-changing Montana experience.
Our season typically runs from the beginning of June to mid-August. Full-time summer staff receive room, board and compensation. Available positions vary from year to year.
Our usual core summer staff comprises:
Activities & residential coordinators who help oversee daily life at Camp, both in the cabins and around campus to foster a safe, fun and inclusive environment. One of their primary responsibilities is to provide support and guidance to other summer staff and weekly volunteers.
A summer manager who oversees daily life at Camp to help foster a safe, inclusive and fun environment. This includes training and supervising full-time summer staff and weekly volunteers.
Cabin leaders who supervise and guide campers throughout the week. Cabin leaders live and sleep in the cabins and have the most interaction with campers. We hire two male and two female cabin leaders for the summer. They assist in the training and supervision of weekly volunteer staff.
Program specialists who lead specific program activity areas and collaborate on campuswide events. We hire five to seven program specialists. These positions require experience in a variety of areas, including arts & crafts, waterfront / swimming, team building, photography, sports and adventure-course leadership.
An office assistant responsible for general office duties during the day and joins program specialists in the evening to assist with larger group activities.