The Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Families being treated at UCSF Adult Neuro-Oncology clinic with children living at home are invited to apply. Camp is designed to allow patients, their spouses and their children to connect with others living with a similar disease.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Camp is free! The Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp is provided without charge to patients, their spouses and children.
WHEN AND WHERE IS CAMP?
Camp is held in the Fall, after the start of the school year. Dates are publicized far in advance to provide an opportunity to plan ahead.
WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR FAMILIES?
ARE MEALS PROVIDED?
Each family has their own room or cabin at camp, with access to a private bathroom. Healthy meals and snacks are all provided (allergies and dietary restrictions are taken into account).
WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING?
We will provide you with a complete packing list a month or two before camp.
DOES MY ENTIRE FAMILY HAVE TO ATTEND?
Yes. The camp experience is designed around every member of your family (living at home) attending camp.
MUST WE STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CAMP OR CAN WE ARRIVE LATE OR LEAVE EARLY DUE TO WORK/SCHOOL?
The ability to attend for the entire camp session is a pre-requisite for attendance. Camp is designed as a multi-day experience and so families are strongly encouraged to arrive as specified and stay until the conclusion of the camp.
WHAT IF THE PATIENT'S HEALTH DECLINES DURING CAMP?
Members of the UCSF Neuro-Oncology medical team are on staff 24/7 during the camp. They are available to triage changes in a patient’s clinical condition and make recommendations regarding new symptoms. Paramedics would be called for a serious change in condition and if needed, patients would be transported to the local community hospital.
I'M INTERESTED IN COMING -- WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
If you haven't already, please contact Margaretta Page, Nurse Coordinator of the UCSF Gordon Murray Caregiver Program, at Margaretta.Page@ucsf.edu for information about next steps.