Facts & FAQs

Young Adult Conference

Let’s jump right to the essentials.

Suggested Packing List*

  • Medications for your entire stay (please pack separately)
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirt or lightweight jacket
  • Jeans
  • Pajamas
  • Socks & underwear
  • Shorts
  • Swimsuit (no bikinis please)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Brush or comb
  • Baseball cap or sun hat
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Sneakers or closed-toe shoes
  • Sandals
  • Lip balm
  • Headlamp or reading light

*Camp provides bedding and sunscreen. As part of our confirmation packet, we also provide a more detailed list specific to each program.

Additional items that you may want to bring are a camera and its batteries or charger, sunglasses and money for shopping at the Camp Store (candy, clothing, stamps, etc.). All expenses are paid for campers on off-campus activities.

Please Note

  • Space is limited, bring only what you need.
  • Camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Lost and found items are kept for 90 days.
  • Please label all belongings including medications, bags and suitcases.
  • Valuables can be locked in the Health Center, but we prefer that they stay at home.

What not to Bring to Camp

  • Pets
  • Expensive jewelry, electronics or watches
  • Alcohol, tobacco products of any kind, matches, lighters, fireworks, laser pens
  • Knives, firearms or other weapons
  • Illegal drugs

If any of these items are brought to Camp, they will be taken from the camper and kept in the camp office until departure day. If weapons, alcohol or illegal drugs are brought to camp, the camper will not be permitted to stay for the session.

Getting Here

While Camp Mak-A-Dream is a cost-free experience, campers are responsible for transportation to and from Missoula. Once campers arrive in Missoula, we provide transport to our Gold Creek campus (and back again at the end of each camp session). Travel assistance may be available for first-time participants and applications for Travel Scholarships are available — Click here to learn more. Or, or call our office (406.549.5987).



One of the goals of Camp Mak-A-Dream is to provide inclusive programs in a safe and supportive environment for everyone regardless of race, religion, age, economic status, gender identity and/or sexual orientation.

It's a sense of community you don't get at home. It's easy to relate to people here who have gone through it.

~ Devon, age 20, Young Adult Conference