RATPOD (Ride Around The Pioneers in One Day) is now


CLICK HERE to watch the RATPOD Unlimited Video 

For the first time in 19 years, to protect the health of our riders, volunteers and staff, in addition to abiding by the current restrictions in place in the State of Montana, we are making the difficult decision that we cannot hold RATPOD as a live event.

HOWEVER, we are excited that this now means RATPOD is UNLIMITED.  On June 20th, we will still ride.  But now, riders can ride any distance you choose, on any bike you choose, anywhere you are around the world – all in support of Camp Mak-A-Dream!  It is now Your RATPOD, Your Way!


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT & HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US!  RATPOD is the single largest fundraiser for Camp Mak-A-Dream and truly makes Camp possible for hundreds of cancer survivors each year.  While the look of Camp may change somewhat this summer, the resources needed to support those fighting a cancer diagnosis does not.  As our Campers face isolation and loneliness, they need connection, community, compassion and hope more than ever before.  Our team remains committed to finding new ways to lift up our Campers and to continue to provide support to those affected by cancer, now and into the future!  In fact, our very first Virtual Camp starts today, May 1!

The loss of support from not having a live event will impact Camp greatly.  Our goal is to supplement this loss by raising at least $150,000 with RATPOD Unlimited!

  • To participate all you have to do is sign up.  Your sign-up fee is a direct donation to Camp.  Your initial donation will count towards your total fundraising totals
  • If you have already registered for RATPOD, you will automatically be transferred to this new format and any registration fees/bbq fees will now be moved to a donation counting towards your fundraising efforts.  

Show how much you love Camp and earn fundraising prizes!  Prizes will be awarded as follows:  

  •  All participants who raise $100+ earn a 2020 RATPOD t-shirt
  •  Raise $250+ earn a pair of custom RATPOD socks
  •  Raise $500+ earn a 2020 Standard RATPOD jersey
  •  Raise $1,000+ earn a 2020 Yellow RATPOD jersey


Top Fundraisers as of 05/27/2020:

Top Fundraising Team

Big Mountain Club

Top Individual Fundraiser

Pete Grimes

Riders who have earned Yellow Jerseys raising over $1,000

  • Laurie Carter
  • Scott Wold
  • Linette Maeder
  • Owen Gue
  • Steve Demedis
  • Pete Grimes
  • Nicole Fink
  • Matt Lubarof
  • Walt Chauner
  • Cathy Chauner
  • Alfred Matarazzo
  • DJ Benton
  • John Preston
  • Andy Grimmer

Riders who have earned Standard Jerseys raising over $500

  • Maria Kosolsky
  • Aaron Davis
  • John Bohnert
  • Nate Clyde
  • Stevie Kahle
  • Michael Graham
  • Bruce Beighle
  • Sarah Bennett
  • Charles Schultz
  • Jennifer Hoover
  • Ilene Cohen
  • David Wood

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who continues to generously support Camp through registering for this event and fundraising on behalf of Camp.  You. Are. Amazing.

Fundraising prizes will be available at our Foundation office or will be mailed after the conclusion of this virtual event.

On June 20th, from all over the world, we will honor those who need us most by riding together…

just in a different way! 

Be ready for a variety of virtual celebrations leading up to the event and throughout the course of the day on June 20th – including the traditional cowbell kickoff!  Who knows?  Depending on where you are, you may even see some Camp faces cheering you on roadside.  And we’ll be counting on you to document your “ride” by sharing photos, videos and all the fun with us as you participate on June 20th!

 Click here to start your fundraising page! 

Please visit out RATPOD Youtube channel for videos on setting up your fundraising page and more:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCRZfKv8ABtHwTDWLRzj9YTeOhG1Z_dXo

Questions?  Concerns?  Ideas?  Please email our event manager, Courtney, at courtney@campdream.org.


Camp was an amazing way for me to not only make meaningful friendships strengthened by the common bond of cancer, but also to discover a part of myself that can relate to others in the memory of tragedy.

~ Seamus, age 18, Teen Heads Up Conference


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