COVID Update and Impact on Okizu Programs

2022 PROGRAM UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2022:

► We are thrilled to share that we are planning for in-person programs at various rental camp locations in 2022. More information will be available at our parent sessions (see below) and will be on our website in the near future.
► We have been given clearance by our Medical Director to start to make these plans and will of course put safety first and foremost. We are monitoring CDC, state, and county guidelines, and American Camp Association for guidance for COVID-19.
Camper / Guardian Info Nights
Join Heather and Zora for a fast-paced info session to learn more about our plans for 2022 in-person and virtual programs! Please email heather@okizu.org for Zoom login credentials. We hope you can join one of the sessions offered:
  • February 3rd @ 7:30 PM
  • February 8th @ 8:30 AM
  • February 17th @ 12:30 PM
  • February 22nd @ 7:30 PM
Volunteer Staff Info Nights
Join Spencer and Zora for a fast-paced info session to learn more about our plans for 2022 in-person and virtual programs! We hope you can join one of the many sessions offered:
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  • February 10th @ 8 AM
  • February 15th @ 5:30 PM

2021 PROGRAM UPDATE:
At Camp Okizu, we remain committed to monitoring and evaluating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our campers and families. Our leadership and medical team are committed to these priorities:

  • Open our in-person programs as soon as is safely possible (this will be at rented sites while our camp is in the recovery process).
  • Support our families in any way we can during these challenging and unprecedented times.
  • Monitor updates from the Center for Disease Control, American Camping Association, COCA-I (Children’s Oncology Camping International) and local and state officials to prioritize safety for our families, employees and volunteers.

With the safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff at the forefront of all of our decision making we have decided to offer our programs virtually again this year for spring and summer sessions. With vaccines unavailable for anyone less than 12 years old, and vaccines of limited benefit for children on active chemotherapy, our medical advisors feel that camp in-person is not possible this summer.

Instead, we have some great plans for virtual programs this summer! We will be sending out our popular Happy Camper Kits aka “camp in a box” and are planning fun, engaging sessions, like how to make a bee condominium, a cooking class, martial arts, and many more!