10 Ways to Support

10 Ways to Support Camp Mak-A-Dream

Join our Camp community by choosing to support our mission through any of these endeavors. Just as we reach out to individuals and families across the country, and beyond, who have been impacted by cancer, there is no requirement that you be in Montana in order to help provide Camp’s life-changing experiences.

1. Shop Online Using www.Smile.Amazon.com

With each purchase you make at Amazon, you can donate a percentage of your order to Camp. Whether you have a current Amazon account or not, simply log onto www.smile.amazon.com and select Children’s Oncology Camp Foundation (Camp Mak-A-Dream’s registered nonprofit name) as the organization you wish to support. From that point on, every time you log on and shop, you’ll also help to keep Camp cost-free. This donation comes directly from Amazon’s pocket, no cost to you — you just tell them you’d like your donation sent to us.

2. Buy Camp gear on our online store

Get cool new camp swag while supporting camp programs! Check out the store here.

3. Make a Memorial or Honorarium Donation

Consider making a donation in memory of a friend or loved one. We will send a keepsake card to the family or honoree. You can also donate in honor of a holiday or special occasion. Contact us or donate online. This donation can be made as a pledge or planned gift that is paid over a period of time. You can also designate Camp Mak-A-Dream as a beneficiary of your life insurance or name Camp in your will. We are a proud participant in Legacy Montana and would be honored by this everlasting gift.

4. Give an Item on Our Wish List

Camp’s meaningful moments wouldn’t be possible without everyday items that often get forgotten about in the big picture. From medical supplies like Kleenex and bug spray to measuring cups and cutting boards for the kitchen, every donation has a part in making Camp possible. Check our Amazon wish list now to see what you’d like to donate.

5. Display Our Literature

We are always looking for ways to spread the word about Camp Mak-A-Dream. Help us connect to possible campers, volunteers and donors by displaying one of Camp’s posters or brochures at your business. Just give us a call at 406.549.5987 and we’ll get you the materials.

6. Become a Digital Advocate

By following and engaging with our social media pages, you can help us reach an even larger audience and inform your network about Camp. You’ll find our social pages linked at the bottom of each page.

7. Volunteer at Camp

Volunteers attest to equally life-changing experiences at Camp. Spend an incredible week — or longer — volunteering at Camp. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply. In addition to Camp volunteers, we can always use help at our foundation office in Missoula and/or at our events. Learn more about volunteering.

8. Rent Our Facility

Did you know you could make Camp your own? During our off-season, September to April, our campus can be the ideal venue for your next meeting or retreat. Contact us at 406.549.5987 for more information. Learn more about renting our facility here.

9. Donate Unused Ad Space

If your business has regular ad space in a newspaper or magazine that you don’t always utilize, donate that space for Camp Mak-A-Dream to run an ad instead.

10. Sponsor Camper Travel to Montana

Getting to Montana isn’t always the easiest — but it’s always worth it. With a $500 to $1,000 donation, you’ll cover travel expenses for a camper.

Seeing the kids enjoy a week away from the chaos that cancer often brings within the home was moving in so many ways. Just being a part of that was one of the best experiences of my life.

~ Austin, Teen Siblings Camp volunteer


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.