About Camp Wieser

The entire team of Campers and Volunteers for Camp Wieser 2017 minus the photographer!

Making Cancer Retreat for Over Ten Years

Camp Wieser is a chance for a family with an adult battling cancer to rediscover joy, celebrate life, and create memories. It is a safe refuge, with no demands or expectations, an ideal setting for adult cancer patients and their families to disconnect from the seriousness of the illness and have some serious fun. During this annual weekend getaway in the Santa Cruz mountains of Northern California, adult cancer patients and their families can choose to participate in as many or as few of the services or activities lead by our supportive and caring Me-One volunteers. For the adult cancer patient, it’s an escape from the blizzard of dealing with their disease. For the youngsters and other family and supporters, it’s a well-needed (and often postponed) vacation filled with fun. And it’s all free for the cancer warrior and their family and friends.

Camp Activities for the Whole Family

Participating cancer patients find these rejuvenating services and activities delightful:

  • Pampering spa treatments by certified aestheticians
    • Massages
    • Makeovers
    • Pedicures
    • Manicures
    • Facials
    • Hair Styling
    • Reflexology
    • Henna Body Art
  • Fireside chats with other patients and families
  • Musical performances
  • Singalongs
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Skits
  • Inspirational speakers

In addition to all of that relaxation and pampering, Camp has adventures for all ages and abilities:

  • Games
  • Sports
  • Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Ropes Course
  • Zip Line

So They’ll Never Forget

Families create lasting memories at Camp Wieser. These special moments at the retreat are captured by professional photographers, both in video and still photos. Families cherish having these keepsakes of their time together. View the latest Photo Gallery here. When you look through the photos and videos, notice that you don’t see illness; you see smiles and joy and laughter and tears of gratitude. That’s the magic that happens at Camp Wieser.

Many of your questions about Camp Wieser are answered on our FAQs page. Let us know how we can help you understand what Camp has meant to the many families who have gained so much emotionally from being there. It’s hard to put into words.

Here’s our message for you: If you can get away for Camp, you should make the effort to get away. Call or write. We want to hear from you.