Our Wish List

By donating an item on our wish list, you help keep Camp Mak-A-Dream special. And know that regardless of how mundane some of these items may seem to you, each one contributes to Camp. With your help, we can continue to provide a cost-free, intimate Montana setting for survivors and their families to develop lasting relationships and gain resiliency, helping them live with and live beyond cancer.

Items below may be mailed to or dropped off at our Missoula foundation office for Camp Mak-A-Dream. Get your friends, family and community involved, too. To mail: P.O. Box 1450, Missoula, Montana 59806. To drop off: 2110 Johnson Street, Missoula, MT 59801. Thank you!

You may also want to check out our Amazon Wish List (and don’t forget to log in with Amazon Smile so that a percentage of your purchase price will also be donated directly to Camp by Amazon…at NO COST to you)!

“Everyone at Camp leaves with a few special friendship bracelets wrapped around their wrists. Giving someone a bracelet, and receiving one, is such a cool and heart-felt feeling.”

~ Jessica, age 17, Kids & Teens Camp, Teen Heads Up Conference

Art Studio

Nylon, hemp, silk, lanyard & leather cord for jewelry making
Sharpie pens and markers (new) in assorted colors
Scissors — full/standard size
Glass beads
Jewelry-making tools & findings
Paint brushes (various sizes)
Glue sticks / Tacky or white liquid glue in bottles
Origami paper
Embroidery thread (assorted colors)
Stickers / sticker books
Ziplock sealable bags — gallon size
New, plain, white cotton T-shirts (child & adult sizes) and pillowcases for tie-dying
Blank canvases for painting: 4×6, 5×5, 6×8, 8×10

“Camp inspired me to do new things.”

~ Matt, age 10, Siblings Camp

Camp Activities & Programs

Gift cards: iTunes, REI, Target, Michael’s, Amazon, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Costco, Staples
Costumes for dress-up (for ages 10+)
New cosmetics / moisturizers for teen workshop (samples OK)
Disposable cameras
Blank journal books (for males & females)
Balloons — assorted colors
Curling ribbon rolls
Trekking poles
White tea-light candles — new
Face paint (water-based)
Duct tape and clear packing tape (2.95 mil or higher)
Temporary tattoos (for children)
New packages of paper drinking cups (8 oz. or larger)
Standard size brown paper lunch sacks
MP3/iPod speaker docking stations
Insulated 5-gal. water jugs
New coolers: 52 qtr. or larger sizes
Arcade games (free standing)
Juke box
Tackle & fly boxes for fishing
Assorted fishing lures & fly-fishing flies, droppers
Inflatable pool toys & games
Flippers, swim goggles
Pool towels
Teaching kitchen: sample-size individual bowls & plates
Solid-color paper napkins (assorted colors & sizes)
Theme items (decorations & costumes needed for all)
Gold-color chargers (for under dinner plates)
Pool cues
Ping-pong paddles & ping-pong balls

“I did not receive any intense care, but I went for Band-Aids and an icy hot back rub.”

~ Alexis, age 22, Young Adult Conference

Medical Supplies

New bottles of sun screen
New cans of insect repellent
New lip balm
Travel-size hand sanitizer
Ear plugs
Latex-free gloves — all sizes
Kleenex — full-size boxes
CPR masks
Unopened first aid kits

“There is something for everyone here. Take a chance in life and this is the place to do it.”

~ Trevor, mentor, Teen Heads Up Conference

Office Supplies & Equipment

New digital cameras (5+ MB)
iPad (2nd generation or newer), preferably 32MB + cellular connectivity
Paper: White 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper and photo paper (inkjet and laser compatible)
Metal easel stands & large easel paper tablets
White markers & erasers
Recordable blank CDs & DVDs
Mailing labels (Avery #5160, 30/page)
Mailing envelopes (#10 business, 6”x9”, 9”x12” and 10”x13”)
Clear stacking storage containers with lids (large sizes)
USB Thumb drives (2 GB or larger capacity)
Batteries — AA, AAA & D
New pens — blue and black
Memo pads: 6″x9″, letter size
Manilla file folders — letter size
External hard drives (1 TB cap.)

“The food is so good, like in a restaurant.”

~ Sam, age 10, Kids Camp

Kitchen Items

Soup chafer with lid (electric)
8″ chef knives
64-cup coffee pot & large hot liquid server
Acrylic cutting boards: colors, 18″x30″
Metal measuring spoons
Metal measuring cups
Rubber floor mats
Silverware & drinking cups for 120

“Dreams come true when you cross the campus bridge.”

~ Sue, medical volunteer

Maintenance Equipment

Scaffolding set
Large oxygen & acetelene tanks (for cutting torch)
Kubota front plow
Zero-turn lawn mower
Misc. tools
Large air compressor
Water tank for truck
Golf cart — gas powered
Industrial-grade garden hoses
Light bulbs — LED, call for sizes
Solar lights for landscaping
Painting supplies
Shovels, rakes, etc.
Work gloves with rubber grips, all sizes
Automatic pool cleaner
Gas-powered trash pump

This is one place that you can not only give, but also get a lot back from.

~ Mark, mentor, 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.