Welcome to Okizu!

For 40 years Camp Okizu has offered support programs to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer. Camp Okizu has become a second family and a home away from home for thousands of patients, siblings, and parents.

While we typically offer a variety of medically supervised residential camping programs throughout the year, we pivoted to online programming in 2020. Due to the ongoing restrictions on in-person gatherings we will offer all our 2021 programs online as well.  As soon as we get the green light from the Health Department and Okizu’s medical team, we will pivot back to in-person programs. All Okizu programs are free of charge.

For now, we invite you to learn more about our online programs and hope you will use this section as a starting place to get to know us and to join the Okizu family.

“Going through this feels like we’ve been in a war zone and this is a place of joy, peace, and tranquility. It’s very healing to be in a beautiful setting and to play again. We spend so much time in the hospital and this is the antidote. It helps us relearn how to relax and be a family.” — Okizu Parent

Family Camp

Family Camp is a chance for the patient, siblings, and parents to come together with other families who are coping with the challenges of navigating the pediatric cancer world. This year we will offer two seasons of Family Camp, one in the spring and one in the fall. Each season will include some family activity time as well as designated times for parents and kids to meet separately for some targeted peer support.

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Oncology Camp

Oncology Camp offers summer fun and peer support for cancer patients ages 6-17. This year we will offer three sessions of online summer camp for pediatric oncology patients who have or have had cancer with one session specifically for teens 13-17 years old. Click here for more information.

SIBS (Special and Important Brothers and Sisters) Camp

SIBS Camp offers summer fun and peer support for siblings of pediatric cancer patients ages 6-17. This summer we will offer four sessions of online summer camp for SIBS with one session specifically for teens 13-17 years old. Click here for more information.

Bereavement Programs

We will serve our bereaved families during the Family Camp seasons by offering a separate discussion group for bereaved families only.

For our bereaved teen and young adult campers, we will offer our Bereaved Teen Program online during two seasons of drop in programming.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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More Information

If you would like to receive additional information about Okizu, please call the office at 415.382.9083, or email enrollment@okizu.org.