Earlier this week we looked at the RATPOD (Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day) the 127-mile bike ride, that is a major fundraiser for Camp Mak-A-Dream here in Montana. Camp Make-A-Dream allows cancer survivors and their families to live with and beyond their diagnosis.

You can read our article on the RATPOD HERE and look at the teams and riders (in case you want to back someone up) on the Mak-A-Dream website.

I want to look at the calendar of events coming up at Camp Mak-A-Dream in a moment, but first let’s talk about the camp at Gold Creek. The Camp Mak-A-Dream campus in Gold Creek covers 87 acres of ranchland surrounded by the Flint and Pintlar Mountains. Once a camper experiences its beauty, it quickly becomes a second home.

There are 4 separate cabins at the camp, each sleeping up to 20 comfortably. Each with its own kitchenette, common area, and fireplace. The camp is loaded with fun activities. How about ripping down a zip line? There are also rope courses and a climbing wall. There is an archery range, a swimming pool, and what might be the highlight, the horse corral.


Camps are offered all summer long, and encompass everyone battling cancer, from those with the diagnosis to the family member that is right by their side, through it all.

There are kids camps, sibling camps, and teen camps. There are specific family camps, women’s retreats, and caregiver retreats.

The work being done at this camp is life changing.

Hit the target

The next upcoming camp is a Teen Camp, from June 27- July 2. This camp brings together teens (ages 13-18) who are facing the struggles of teenage years, along with navigating the effects of cancer. This camp is a FREE program for both campers currently in treatment and campers in remission.

Learn more about each of the camps offered via the CAMPDREAM.org website. You can also look into volunteer opportunities at the camp.

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