Staff & Medical

Siblings Camp

Camp wouldn’t be possible without medical supervision. It’s a necessity and an advantage of all of our programs. Each of our Siblings Camps has a dedicated medical staff led by our camp nurse and one to two volunteer nurses. Our on-site Health Center is an exceptional facility where the medical team administers treatments and medications, even isolating patients if medically necessary.

Our medical team meets with campers one-on-one on arrival day and camp staff are informed of any specific medical issues and/or limitations, such as swimming, sun exposure, etc. Medications are collected and distributed by the medical staff at both of our Siblings Camps. The presence of medical staff is nonintrusive to the daily activities that make Camp special, but they are available 24/7 to address campers’ needs.

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.

All staff, both full summer and weekly volunteers, participate in an extensive application, interview and training process. In some situations, campers may need more one-on-one supervision. If we have a clear idea of those specific needs before the camper reaches Camp, we can better prepare for appropriate staff assistance.

Camp Māk-A-Dream saved my life! It sounds cliche, but it's true.

~ Owen, age 16, Teen Siblings Camp


From the outside looking in summer may seem like our busy season, but Camp Māk-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.