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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.*****

Summer Camp Volunteers

This summer, Okizu is offering two one-week sessions of Oncology Camp and three one-week sessions of SIBS (Special and Important Brother and Sisters) Camp. We rely on volunteers to make every session of camp possible and believe very strongly that one of the most important elements to the success of our programs is our hardworking and talented volunteer staff.

At Oncology and SIBS (Special and Important Brothers and Sisters) Camp, volunteers work with the kids 24-hours a day, taking care of their needs and ensuring that they have an amazing time at camp. Volunteering at SIBS and/or Oncology Camp is a nine-day commitment; volunteers spend two days in staff training and seven days with the campers.

Oncology and SIBS Camp staff is a carefully selected team of qualified adults, selected for their experience and enthusiasm for their work with children. Many of the counselors are university students who are interested in working with children. Others are teachers, nurses, and other professionals who have made it a priority to spend at least one week of their vacation time volunteering at camp.

2024 Camp Dates

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Paid Staff Positions aka PULSE staff


For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, click here to visit our Volunteer FAQ section. If you have additional questions, please call 415.382.9083 or email

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