2015 has come to a close and at Camp Odayin, we’re filled with gratitude for a fantastic year. We’ve had the privilege of growing our heart family, serving 680 children with heart disease, parents and siblings. There are countless event attendees, donors, volunteers and supporters for whom we’re so thankful. Camp Odayin exists because of YOU…
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Thank you to everyone in the Camp Odayin family for your friendship! Special thanks to the following companies, foundations and fundraisers for their recent generous support…
Allina Health – Dollars for Doers
Capitol Indemnity Corporation
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
Indeed Brewing Company
Kyle Rymiszewski Foundation
Margaret Rivers Fund
Mike and Linda Fiterman Foundation
Northern Dakota County Chapter of Thrivent Financial
Robert S. Starr Foundation
Silent Sports Foundation/Team Strong Heart
Staub Financial Golf Tournament
Thrivent Financial – Choice Dollars
Thunderbird Charitable Foundation
UnitedHealth Group Charity Golf Event
University of MN Medical School Pediatric Interest Group
The steady stream of amazing people we meet at Camp Odayin is pretty remarkable. This summer alone, there were the 300 incredible young people who attended the Young Adult Retreat, Residential Camp and Day Camp…the 102 volunteer counselors, nurses and cardiologists who cared for them…and the generous donors who attended one of our three recent fundraisers. Get to know who we’ve been spending time with and what we’ve been up to…
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Our hearts are SO full of gratitude!! Thank you to Medtronic and all of the generous sponsors of the Whole Heart Golf & Tennis Tournament. On June 15th, we raised a record smashing $80,000 at the annual tournament. This helps us to send even more amazing kids and families to camp! Huge thanks to the golfers, tennis players, dinner guests, sponsors, and volunteers who made the tournament such a success. #WholeHeart2015
See photos of the tournament HERE
In Minnesota, we’re beginning to see signs of spring! There may still be a bit of snow in our future, but we’ve seen the sun! While we’re very much looking forward to summer camp, it’s been an awesome winter at Odayin as well. Check out the Spring 2015 edition of THE BEAT to read about the wonders of Winter Camp, amazing campers August and Maija, the Camp Kick Off and more…
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As the year comes to an end, we have so much to celebrate and be thankful for at Camp Odayin. Take a look at the Winter 2014 edition of THE BEAT to learn about what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking forward to right now…
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What a memorable summer we had at Camp Odayin! Between Residential Camp, Day Camp, the Young Adult Retreat, the Whole Heart Golf Tournament and fun sporting events, we got to see a lot of our amazing Camp Odayin family. Look inside the Fall 2014 edition of THE BEAT to get a glimpse at all the fun we had and learn about what we’re looking forward to right now…
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All current and former campers and staff are invited to join Camp Odayin for a potluck picnic reunion on September 20th!
WHO – The families of current and former campers (Day, Family, and Residential) and current and former Camp Odayin & Camp Knutson staff members.
WHAT – The reunion will be a potluck picnic following the fun run. Camp Odayin will provide hot dogs and beverages and asks that families bring a dish to share. We have indoor and outdoor dining spaces reserved, so a good time will be had by all, rain or shine!
WHEN – Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 to 2:00 – following the Heart & Sole Fun Run/Walk
WHERE – St. Paul at Newell Park (a short drive from Como Lake where the fun run is held)
HOW MUCH – FREE! Please just plan to bring something to share – suggestions provided when you RSVP.
RSVP – RSVP for the Reunion HERE by Thursday, September 18th (no need to have or log into an Odayin account)
We’re excited to be unveiling a slick new online registration system. Donors, volunteers and camp participants have the opportunity to create a password protected account for all things Odayin. Applying for camp, registering for a fundraiser or RSVPing for the camp reunion is now a simple, one-stop shop. Test it out today by registering for the Have a Heart Benefit and applying for summer camp!
The time to celebrate the arrival of a new year is right around the corner. For Camp Odayin, 2014 is going to be filled with newness all year long. New office, new employee, and two new programs. Read about all we (and you!) have to look forward to in the latest edition of the The Beat…
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