2024 SIBS Camp Applications are Open!


Welcome to Okizu’s SIBS (Special and Important Brothers and Sisters) program.

Our SIBS Camp offers traditional camp activities aimed at developing self-esteem and fostering a sense of community and understanding. SIBS Camp allows children to feel valued and gives them the opportunity to meet peers coping with the difficult emotions that accompany having a sibling with cancer.

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


  • SIBS Camp session 1: June 16 – 21 @ Camp Arroyo (Livermore, CA) TRACK 1
    • Sponsored by The Taylor Family Foundation*
    • For more information on this site visit Camp Arroyo
  • SIBS Camp session 2: June 23 – 29 @ Camp Taylor (Modesto, CA) TRACK 1
  • SIBS Camp session 3: July 1 – 6 @ Camp Taylor (Modesto, CA) TRACK 2

Registration will close two weeks before the start date of each program.

Children are eligible if they:

  • Have a brother or sister who has, has had, or has died from cancer
  • Are age 8-17 at the time of camp
  • Have consent of a parent or legal guardian
  • Complete the application process
  • Live in or patient was treated in Northern California/Nevada



To preserve Okizu’s focus on creating safe environments for our most vulnerable campers, while also providing our program to as many folks are possible, we are creating a two-track model for the 2024 camp season:

• Track 1: COVID vaccinations are not required but highly recommended.

• Track 2: Up to date COVID vaccinations* are required. Track 2 requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination given on or after September 12, 2023. This applies to all campers and staff choosing to attend those sessions.

Okizu has designated one session of each program (Family Camp, Oncology Camp, and SIBS Camp) as Track 2 and these sessions will require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations given on or after September 12, 2023.

This site is registered on Toolset.com as a development site.