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COVID-19 INFORMATION

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 spencer@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.

Family Camp Volunteers

In the spring and in the fall, Okizu offers weekend-long Family Camps. Family Camp is a time where patients, their siblings, and their parents can enjoy a relaxing weekend away from home stresses and hospitals. It is a chance for folks to spend time together as a family, and also an opportunity for them to get to know other families dealing with childhood cancer.

Family Camp volunteers spend a weekend at camp helping to provide these respite and peer support opportunities. Volunteers are responsible for watching a group of campers in the mornings, helping with camp activities in the afternoons, and hanging out with campers and families in the evenings.

Volunteering at a Family Camp is a great idea for people who don’t have the time to volunteer for a week, but could spend a weekend up at camp. It’s also a great way for people who are new to Okizu to get to know our program, our site, other volunteers, and the kids and families we serve. Family Camp volunteers are needed from Friday evening until Sunday at 7:00 pm (with the exception of the holiday weekends, where volunteers are needed until Monday at noon).

Currently only the spring Family Camp Volunteer Applications are available. Click the link at the top of the page to view the dates and go to the Volunteer Applications tab to apply today!

Questions

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, click here visit our Volunteer FAQ section.

If you have additional questions, please call 415.382.9083 or email spencer@okizu.org.