Several times each year, weekend recreation and support programs are provided for 18-25-year-old pediatric oncology patients and their siblings.  These Teens-N-Twenties (TNT) weekends provide young adults with an ongoing opportunity to build and strengthen friendships and give and receive support from their peers. For more information or to sign up for TNT, email enrollment@okizu.org.

TNT offers four weekend-long trips each year:

In January or February, TNT travels to a snow resort for the day to go tubing, snowboarding and skiing. The rest of the weekend is spent hanging out, eating yummy food, playing pool and games, and participating in a ropes course.

Twice a year, TNT hosts weekends at Camp Okizu. The weekends consist of a variety of getting to know you activities, our regular camp activities, lots of games, and plenty of hanging out and movie time in addition to special events and presentations. At the camp weekends, TNTers cook every meal, wash all the dishes and clean up the lodge and kitchen before they leave.

Recent special events and presentations have included a presentation on dog sledding accompanied with sled rides on the flat for campers, a presentation about wildlife rehabilitation (with lots of birds and other animal guests), and lots of themed weekends with silly games and events.

Once a year we also do a city trip. The city trip is an overnight in a northern California city. We see some of the city sites (sometimes through a scavenger hunt, team puzzle, or activity), do a community service project, go out to dinner, and stay at a local hotel. Recent cities include Monterey Bay, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco.

2017 TNT Dates:

  • February 24 – 26, 2017: Snow trip!
  • March 31 – April 2, 2017
  • October 27 – 29, 2017
  • December 8 – 10, 2017

The campers say it best.

“I go to TNT to be connected with friends and make new ones, also to get away from the real world for a bit and be able to feel accepted with no judgment. At TNT I am just me, but when I am with my friends at school I am the one that had cancer and they don’t understand what I have been through, so it always feel like there is a wall that blocks that connection, but at camp the wall comes down and I feel so connect to the people that comes to camp.” — TNT Camper

“Being a counselor at Okizu is amazing! But what’s equally if not more amazing is getting to be a camper again. TNT makes that happen! Getting to hang with your fellow campers makes it an explosively good time.” — TNT Camper

“TNT is a place to be “a camper” even though the real world tells us we are adults. It’s a place to build friendships that last a lifetime and a place to find support. We have great times together and create memories that last a lifetime. I cannot possibly list all of the reasons why TNT is important to me, but it brings the spirit of Okizu to us all, all year round.” — TNT Camper

TNT Applications

Click here to view the 2017 Camp Dates!

Click here to apply to attend Camp Okizu as a camper!

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