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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.

  • Every participant, 1 (one) year and older, is required present proof of a BIVALENT Booster vaccination given on or after September 1, 2022, two weeks before the start of their program.
  • The bivalent booster covers the two main strains of the COVID-19 virus and became available September 1, 2022. All booster doses given after September 1, 2022, meet the requirements.
  • If the Bivalent dose was your first Covid shot ever, then a second dose of the Bivalent vaccine is needed 6 months later.
  • If you got the Novavax or other alternative Covid vaccination, please provide details for review to
  • All required vaccine doses must be given two weeks before the start date of the program.

In addition:

  • Onsite testing for COVID-19 will be administered to all participants aged 5 and up upon arrival at all in-person overnight programs.
  • Face coverings are not required for overnight programs. Okizu encourages participants to wear a face covering if they desire or start to feel unwell during the program.**** 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.*****


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).


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

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