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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Various Recreational Activities
Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 6 to 17

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Okizu offers the unique opportunity for children with cancer (and their siblings) to learn independence, nourish positive self-esteem and gain skills they never thought were possible. At camp kids can be in a safe, trusting environment. It is a place for fun, lasting friendships and development of self confidence.

The resident camp program allows the campers to experience fun, adventure, independence, camaraderie and learning in an outdoor setting which become life-long memories. The planning of activities is done by the campers in their cabin group under the guidance of a trained counselor. The camp program is open to both boys and girls, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

Expert medical supervision is provided by the pediatric oncology departments, social workers and recreation therapists from the participating hospitals. All prescription medications (oral, inhaled, inject and intravenous) are administered at camp as needed, on schedule, by licensed nurses and physicians.

Camp Okizu is located at Berry Creek, California, 70 miles north of Sacramento. Children sleep on platforms with bed frames and mattresses and store their belongings in an adjacent cabin. Well balanced, nutritious meals are served by qualified kitchen staff in the lodge. Healthy snacks are available throughout the day. Bathroom facilities include hot showers and flush toilets.