I spent two weeks volunteering at Camp Okizu, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings. I’ve been volunteering at this camp for seven years and I hope to come for many more. The kids are amazing and inspiring, the admin staff and counselors are incredible, and the location is gorgeous. This year I was privileged to work with the girls in Sugarloaf (girls ranging from 6-12). The camp has so many activities to participate in: fishing, boating, archery, art and crafts, ropes course, making ice cream, etc. There were so many amazing moments. Here are just a few of the highlights:
- Sugarloaf Spa Night - The girls loved the oatmeal masks, cucumbers on the eyes, and hand massages. It’s never too early to teach a girl how to pamper herself!
- Campfire sing-a-longs and s’mores
- Paying my friend Chelsie $10 to eat part of a live worm
- Watching the amazing meteor showers that happened for three nights
- Being “dunked” by kids at the carnival
- Cabin chat
If you are interested in donating money/supplies or volunteering as a camp counselor or a nurse, please check out http://www.okizu.org/ or talk to me. Camp Okizu will change your life!
Here are a few pictures of the counselors and grounds. Unfortunately, we can’t post pics of the children online…..but trust me, they were there and they were adorable!