Are you interested in donating a little of your time to make a big difference this summer? We need exceptional volunteers as Cabin Counselors and Nurses to support and guide our amazing 8 to 17 year old campers at Residential Camp. By the first day of camp, female counselors and nurses must be at least 21 years old and male counselors must be at least 20 years old. Will you consider joining us (and more importantly, some incredible kids)?
Visit our VOLUNTEER PAGE to learn more and apply by May 18th!
Two very generous businesses are hosting fundraisers for Camp Odayin this month. Please join us or help spread the word to anyone you know who lives near Stillwater, MN or Westland, MI… Read more ›
It’s that time of year again! Camper applications are available. The only charge to attend either camp is a $25 registration fee and our online forms make registering easier than ever. Select Residential Camp or Day Camp to begin.
Completed applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us to request an application by mail.
4th Annual Camp Kick Off
Sunday, March 17th 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
AMF Southtown Lanes, 7941 Southtown Ctr.,
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431 Read more ›
Hot cocoa, bonfires, games and crazy camp fun will be served up with a side of snow February 16-18, 2013. Winter Camp will be held at Camp Wapo in Amery, WI (just an hour and twenty minutes outside of Minneapolis). Winter Camp is an all ages camp (8-17) offered only to campers who attended the previous summers’ Resident Camp, with the exception of those campers who have “graduated”.
Please view the registration packet below for more information and submit the printed forms or online registration by the February 1st deadline.
View 2012 Winter Camp photos
Camp Odayin is one of many nonprofit organizations throughout the state that received support from generous Minnesotans on November 15th during the fourth annual Give to the Max Day.
115 Camp Odayin supporters donated $16,863 + the $10,000 match from an anonymous donor – for a total of $26,863. That’s nearly double the amount raised on Give to the Max Day last year.
Thank you so much for your generous hearts!
Originally published in the May 2007 issue of Congenital Cardiology Today
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By Robert Franklin,
From the Star Tribune
August 19, 2003
“Ten-year-old Donovan Bays says a big attraction at camp this summer was “being able to swim without my shirt.”
That’s because he wasn’t self-conscious about his heart surgery scars. Nearly all the kids at Camp Odayin — and several of the counselors — have them.
Odayin is billed as the only camp in the Midwest for children with heart disease, children who may be the only heart patients in their schools, those who often didn’t go to other camps because of embarrassment or because the camps couldn’t ensure their care.
At Odayin, “it’s good to know you’re not the only one who has this disease,” said Matthew Mangen, 10.”
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