Camp Live-A-Dream (CLAD)

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Camp Live-A-Dream is a camp sponsored by Ally’s House that allows young people who have ever been diagnosed with cancer to enjoy everything that makes summer and summer camp special. At Camp Live-A-Dream, we provide a normal, active, and safe camp experience where children can celebrate life through their cancer journey.


2014 marked a new chapter for Camp Live-A-Dream (CLAD). After 26 years as a program of the American Cancer Society, it has been adopted by Ally’s House. The two organizations continue to work together to transition CLAD safely and successfully, honoring its rich tradition and bright future!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who Can Go to Camp?

Youth ages 11 to 18 who have ever been diagnosed with cancer may attend Camp Live-A-Dream.



Camp happens every June.


Camp Live-A-Dream takes place in air-conditioned cabins at Central Oklahoma Camp & Conference Center.

Two Girls Hugging at camp
Group of campers in basketball gym

How much does camp cost?

Camp Live-A-Dream is an experience provided at NO COST to all campers.


What kind of medical accommodations are provided?

Campers need not be in remission to attend camp, but they should be well enough to enjoy the week’s activities. Medical personnel are available around-the-clock to administer routine chemotherapy, arrange for blood counts, handle medical emergencies that may arise, and adjust any program to meet campers’ needs.


Who staffs Camp Live-A-Dream?

The Camp Live-A-Dream committee carefully selects qualified staff members to ensure the safety of all campers. Staff members include physicians, oncology nurses, and camp counselors.



For more information about Camp Live-A-Dream, contact Lori Turner at Ally’s House at (405) 793-2559 (ALLY) or