Camper FAQ (This page answers questions about traditional Camp Wieser held in Mission Springs)
What are the dates for Camp Wieser 2021?
After careful deliberation and many tears, the Me-One Foundation made the decision in 2020 not to host our traditional Camp Wieser due to health concerns related to COVID-19. The health and safety of the families we serve, who are among the most vulnerable of populations, is our highest priority and was the greatest factor in this decision. However, the Foundation Board worked diligently on an alternative way Me-One can support adult cancer patients and their loved ones in 2020 and 2021. This alternative is “Camp Wieser Staycation” – a home-delivery collection of goodies.
How can I apply or get approved to attend Camp Wieser?
If possible, applications for Camp Wieser 2021 will be available starting in July, on the Camp Wieser page
. The application covers you and all of the family and support people who will accompany you. On the application, you will be asked for an immunization history for flu, tetanus, and measles for everyone in your group. Start collecting that information now and have it on hand when you begin the application. Completed applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee for a variety of criteria. Once your application has completed the review process, you are notified. Subscribe to our e-newsletter so you will be reminded of the date that applications become available.-->
Do I need to be in treatment currently to attend?
You will find a mix of cancer patients at Camp Wieser: Campers in active treatment, Campers recently out of treatment, and Campers further out in remission. Because Camp Wieser is in such demand, first priority is given to applicants who are currently in treatment on the date they apply. Feel free to contact us if you are unsure whether you qualify. Fill out a contact form
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Camp Wieser for children or for adults? Can children accompany adults?
The primary Camper is always an adult. A Camper’s support group can absolutely include children, and often does. Our Camp Wieser volunteers are ready to give the youngsters an amazing time. One volunteer is dedicated to planning and pulling off activities just for kids. It’s unforgettable!
Where do campers sleep?
We laughingly refer to accommodations as “rustic-chic” but make no mistake – this is not tent city! Rooms at Camp Wieser are quite comfortable, with each Camper family given their own private bathroom.
Can the Camp kitchen adapt to a Camper’s food restrictions?
Meals are buffet style, healthy, and very tasty, with lots of snacks between meals. Around the campfire you’ll find s’mores, of course. The application to attend Camp allows you to tell us what special dietary needs you might have.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed at Camp?
No alcoholic beverages are served at Camp, and Mission Springs does not allow alcohol on the premises.
Is Camp a “downer”? Is everyone depressed?
You’d think so, wouldn’t you? But that’s about as far from the truth as you can imagine. In a lot of cases, you can’t look at a group and determine who is the Camper and who is there to support him or her. Check out our Photo Galleries
and we think you’ll agree.
I’m not very mobile. Will that diminish my experience?
Each Camper has a Family Host at Camp. Your Family Host will help you get around and get you to the events you want to participate in. Your Family Host will be in touch with you prior to Camp, and you should discuss your needs so we can be prepared to help you in every way we can.
What should a camper plan to bring, besides changes of clothing?
When your application is approved, you’ll be given a list of items to bring to Camp.
Are there medical professionals at Camp?
Yes. We are fortunate to have the volunteer assistance of several MDs, several oncology nurses, as well as other highly-prepared volunteers who make themselves available to help with any minor medical concerns that might come up. Rock Med
also serves as our go-to camp medical staff.
I want to come to Camp alone. Is that ok?
Of course. Because you are assigned a Family Host, you won’t truly be alone. Let your Family Host know how much alone time you want to have.
How many of my family and supporters are allowed at Camp?
Up to five individuals can join their adult cancer patient. The Camper completes an application which includes information about each person accompanying the Camper, including each person’s immunization history for flu, measles and tetanus (required). Camper applications are found on this website on the Camp Wieser page on July 1, 2020. Subscribe to our e-newsletter so you’ll receive a reminder!
Will I need to bring money to Camp?
The only money you might need is gas money for your car ride back to your home base. There are very few places at Camp where you can spend money, but there is a small snack bar where you can buy a between-meal beverage or snack.
You say “all expenses paid” but does that include transportation to Camp Wieser?
Once you arrive at Mission Springs, all of a Camper’s on-site expenses, food and beverages, entertainment, spa experiences, and adventure activities are all covered for themselves and all of their guests. All you need to provide is transportation to and from your home base. If transportation costs would keep you from coming to Camp, think about how you could launch a GoFundMe campaign to cover your airfare or gas.