Our activities are inclusive, in that campers are encouraged but not required to participate. Golf carts and wheelchairs are available to ensure that participants can get around campus easily.
In addition to all of our great outdoor recreation, each Teen week we host local presenters who come to share their knowledge and talents with the campers. These activities may include theatre games, yoga, drumming, silk painting and cartooning.
For the evenings we plan special events designed to enhance community and friendship. In the course of a week campers may enjoy a Hawaiian pool party, Carnival Night, Olympic Games or a Hollywood-themed dance. Most days we schedule a Cabin Chat as well, which is a special time set aside for campers to talk and share in a safe, supportive environment. During these chats participants have an opportunity to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences about living with cancer.
Beyond on-site activities, we usually spend one day off campus. We may go bowling in Deer Lodge, visit a water park in Missoula or mine for sapphires in historic Philipsburg.
We finish our week with a banquet dinner, slide show of photography — taken by our staff photographer and by campers themselves — and talent show where campers are encouraged to showcase their talents in front of a supportive audience. By the second or third day usually everyone has let loose, and by the talent show everyone’s growth is clearly evident.