Summer Camp Registration

Registration for Summer Camp is available!

July 11-15, 2016 (Chippewa: Grades 1-6)*
July 18-22, 2016 (Flambeau: Grades 6-8)*
July 25-29, 2016 (Namekagon: Grades 9-11)
August 1-5, 2016 (Day Camp: Grades K-2)

*6th grade is a float grade. If your 6th grader is in elementary school this year, please sign them up to attend Chippewa week. If they are in middle school this year, please sign them up to attend Flambeau week.

Visit the Residential Camp page – application due May 1st

Visit the Day Camp page – application due July 1st

Camp Kick Off Bowling Party

Whether your child has attended camp for the last ten years, has graduated, or won’t be ‘camp age’ for five more years, you’re welcome at the seventh annual Camp Kick Off Bowling Party. Any family of a child with heart disease is invited to join us for an afternoon of fun and friendship. Bring the whole family – we’ll take care of lanes, shoes, treats, and a good time for all!

7th Annual Camp Kick Off Bowling Party

Sunday, March 6th 3:00-5:00 p.m.

AMF Southtown Lanes, 7941 Southtown Ctr., Bloomington, MN 55431

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and complete your child’s summer camp application onsite!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 2nd:

Winter News

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…

Download the Winter edition of THE BEAT newsletter (613 KB)

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
AmazonSmile Foundation
Baker Foundation
Blandin Foundation
Capitol Indemnity Corporation
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
DEW Foundation
Hardenbergh Foundation
Indeed Brewing Company
Kyle Rymiszewski Foundation
Margaret Rivers Fund
Mid-America, Inc
Mike and Linda Fiterman Foundation
Northern Dakota County Chapter of Thrivent Financial
Opus Foundation
RBC Foundation
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

Summer News

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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$80,000 Raised at the Whole Heart!

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

Record Proceeds at Have a Heart!!

We are entirely blown away! Support at the Have a Heart Benefit was beyond overwhelming. With the help of amazing guests and generous sponsors, we crushed record proceeds from years past and raised $82,595 at the benefit!

This increased giving was hugely in part thanks to guests’ generosity pledging to send campers to camp. We hoped to raise $10,000 in ten minutes, but raised more than twice that – $20,225!  In the coming year, benefit guests are sending 9 campers to Residential Camp, 18 campers to Day Camp or the Young Adult Retreat, 15 campers to Winter Camp and 67 campers to Family Camp. What a huge difference 340 wonderful supporters can make in one evening!

Thank you for a wonderful evening. Enjoy the Have a Heart Album of moments captured by Judd Sather of Studio J, Inc. and the awesome (and mostly silly) pics from the Mobile Photo Wall. Huge thanks to all who attended, sponsored and supported the Have a Heart Benefit on April 18th!

Heartfelt thanks,
Sara, Matt, Cassie and Alison

THE BEAT – Spring Newsletter

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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THE BEAT – Fall News

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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Camper & Staff Reunion

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)

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