2022 Oncology Camp applications are now available!

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Welcome to Okizu’s Oncology Camp program.

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the lives of the patient and the entire family are changed forever. At camp, Okizu offers an atmosphere conducive to nurturing self-esteem and building self-reliance while maintaining the most important aspect of camp: an experience that is fun for the campers. While at camp, children experience being part of a close-knit group of friends; together they enjoy the challenges and excitement of outdoor activities, with a group of peers who truly understand their situation.

This year we are excited to offer both in-person and virtual programs. We will be holding two one-week sessions of Oncology camp and one session of virtual Oncology camp.

IN-PERSON SLEEP-AWAY SUMMER SESSIONS FOR KIDS 8-17

  • Oncology Camp session 1: June 12 – 16 @ Camp Arroyo (Livermore, CA)
  • Oncology Camp session 2: July 3 – 9 @ Camp Ronald McDonald Eagle Lake (Susanville, CA)

VIRTUAL SESSIONS FOR KIDS 6-17

  • Virtual Oncology Camp session: Aug 1 – 3

Children are eligible if they:

  • Have or have had cancer
  • Receive approval from their physician
  • Are treated or reside in Northern California
  • Are age 8-17 at the time of camp (for in-person sessions)
  • Are age 6-17 at the time of camp (for virtual sessions)
  • Have consent of a parent or legal guardian
  • Complete the application process

COVID-19

Our medical team works hard every year to make camp as safe as possible for all our campers and our volunteers. They will continue to monitor current public health issues and we will update our safety protocols as is appropriate. At this time, Okizu is requiring all individuals attending an in-person session of camp be vaccinated against COVID-19. All attendees must be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines per CDC guidelines for their age group. If you would like more information, please call the Okizu office or email heather@okizu.org. You can also visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/specific-groups.html

Testing for COVID-19 will be expected to attend in-person program. At this time, our Medical Advisory Committee has stated it is too far in advance to determine the testing algorithm based on current infection rate. We will provide more information on testing requirements as we get closer to the in-person camp sessions.

Masks will be required for all campers and volunteer staff attending in-person programs while indoors, and when in close proximity outdoors when outside of designated cohorts.

**** All information presented above is subject to change with advice from our Medical Advisory Committee as the climate of COVID-19 is constantly changing. Okizu always prioritizes the safety of our campers and staff and we will continue to do so moving forward.*****