Oncology Family Retreat
To provide family-centered care, the Gill Center facilitates a weekend retreat for oncology patient families at Camp John Marc every October.
The retreat addresses the emotional needs of parents, patients and siblings, as well as physical and medical aspects. The program allows families to develop relationships with others who share common treatment plans, experiences and feelings and develop better coping strategies while providing education and psychosocial support for the entire family. By participating in recreational activities, families spend time together and have opportunities to know other families in similar circumstances.