Camp Odayin provides fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease and their families. Our mission is based on a holistic approach to healing hearts, a desire to nurture and develop independence, confidence, and acceptance throughout our camper’s lives, the importance of a sense of community among our heart family, and an emphasis on having fun and celebrating life!
The beautiful heartland of Minnesota is home to Ojibwa people. Our name derives its name from the Ojibwa word for heart, “odayin”.
Camp Odayin’s Programs
Residential Camp allows campers grades 1-11 to enjoy swimming, boating, arts and crafts, volleyball, horseback riding, nature, basketball, and music in a safe, medically-supervised environment during a five day experience.
Day Camp allows campers grades K-1 to experience arts & crafts, nature, and new friends while receiving an introduction to our mission during this five day morning program.
Family Camp is an opportunity for families affected by heart disease to come together for a weekend full of fun, education, support and camaraderie.
Winter Camp offers previous Residential Camp campers the chance to reconnect and experience snowshoeing, broomball, and sledding over a three day weekend in February.
The Young Adult Retreat offers adults graduated from high school, up to age 22, an opportunity to connect while sharing and learning about life experiences that are unique to young people with heart disease.
The Scholarship Program is designed to financially and developmentally support former Camp Odayin campers who are pursuing post-secondary education. The recipients receive tuition assistance and in turn become Odayin ambassadors on their college campus.
Camp Odayin serves all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.