Camp Mak-A-Dream Teen


Teen Camp is a unique experience for teenagers ages 14-18 in various stages of cancer therapy or those that have completed treatment. Being a teenager has plenty of challenges as it is; trying to find your way in the world through growth spurts and hormones and first dates and cliques and awkwardness. Now, add cancer.

To help teenagers address these distinct challenges Teen Camp offers a combination of the usual camp fun like swimming, archery, dances, horseback riding and high ropes with activities that embrace the teen experience. During workshops and sessions like Cabin Chat teens tackle issues head on; dating concerns, mood swings and deaths of friends with cancer. Through these discussions teenagers not only get to share their emotions, they learn that others have come through the same challenges.

Most important, teen campers stay connected with one another. They share photos on Facebook, text about treatments, issues and life in general. They leave Camp with a network of friends who understand, provide support and steel their courage long after they’ve returned home; a network of friends uniquely like themselves.