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Volunteer applications for the 2019 season available now!
Recognizing that childhood cancer affects the entire family, Okizu provides a camp for the siblings of children with cancer. SIBS (Special and Important Brothers and Sisters) Camp gives these children the opportunity to discover that they are not the only ones coping with the difficulties that accompany having a sibling with cancer.
One of only a few such camps in the United States, SIBS Camp provides the chance to share support with their peers in a residential camping setting. Campers can learn new skills and get support from others who have experienced having a brother or sister with cancer.
Air-conditioned buses provide transportation to and from camp from Palo Alto, the East Bay, Sacramento, and the Fairfield area. You may also drive your child to camp.
There is no charge to send your child to SIBS Camp. The camping experiences are made possible through the financial support of foundations, community organizations, and individuals. We fundraise throughout the year to make these camping experiences possible, and all help is welcome. Click here for more information about making a donation.
Children are eligible to apply for SIBS Camp if they:
- Have a brother or sister who has, has had, or has died from cancer.
- Are 6-17 years of age at the time of camp.
- Have a medical form signed by their physician.
- Have consent of a parent or legal guardian.
- Complete the application process.
If you would like to receive additional information about Okizu, please call the office at 415.382.9083, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.