In light of the global pandemic, MMFC went VIRTUAL in 2020, creating a transformative online experience where "Less is S'more"! A big thank you to our versatile planning committee, all of our wonderful volunteers, and especially our newly created IT TEAM, for helping us adapt to a virtual format so that we could connect even when we had to be apart.
Stay tuned for more information on Camp in 2021.
We are evaluating all possible options and will post updates when available.
Supporting Milton Marks Family Camp
Since its inception in 2014, the Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp has hosted, without charge, patients with brain cancer, and their families. The Milton Marks Family Camp was created by and continues to operate entirely from charitable donations and with volunteer staff.
Support from The UCSF Neuro-Oncology Gordon Murray Caregiver Program team has been instrumental in making the Milton Marks Family Camp a reality. Additionally, the program provides a portion of the ongoing financial support to ensure the camp's sustainability.
We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our individual, foundation, and corporate donors, and our many volunteers. Thank you for joining our efforts to provide this experience to UCSF Neuro-Oncology patients and their families.
“Both my mom and mother-in-law were diagnosed with brain cancer, within just a few years of each other. Access to a community like the Milton Marks Family Camp would have been really helpful to them, and us, their caregiving family members, during their illnesses. Now as a camp volunteer, I hope that I can help ease the experience for these families. ”
- Camp Volunteer
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteers are critical to provide the Milton Marks Family Camp to patient families free of charge, and this past year our volunteer staff included more than fifty-five people. (MMFC 2018 volunteers pictured above.) We are always seeking volunteers with an interest in helping out at the camp and being part of this exciting and rewarding community for a weekend.
If you have particular experience working with children, in hospice or bereavement work, or working with adults with cognitive or brain-based impairments, we encourage you to apply for a volunteer position for our next camp, although training in working with adults with brain tumor impairments, caregivers, and children with an ill parent will be provided to staff prior to the start of camp.
For any questions, to get more information about professional positions or job descriptions, to let us know of your interest in applying, or to receive an application, please contact: Abigail Marks, Ph.D., Camp Director.
Make a Donation
Outright, Honorary or Memorial Gifts
You may make a gift using the button below, or if you prefer, checks can be made payable to Community Initiatives, indicating Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp on the memo line and mailed. When an honorary or memorial gift is received, the Milton Marks Family Camp will send a personalized acknowledgement to the person or family indicated. Please contact us to discuss the details of such a gift.
If you need specific information to be able to include the Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp in an estate plan, please contact us.
Sponsor a Family
For $2500 you can give the gift of a lifetime for a family with a parent with a brain tumor. The camp weekend includes all meals and accommodations, recreational opportunities, camp activities and medical oversight. Individuals, civic organizations, and companies have pooled funds to send an entire family to camp.