Day Camp

2017 Day Camp

Registration closed July 1st

August 7-11, 2017 (Day Camp: grades K-3)
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

2017 Day Camper Acceptance Packet

Camper applications are available in early March, and are due July 1st. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis. After your child’s registration is complete, you will receive packing lists and additional details. Please contact us to request to be on our mailing list.

As part of the registration process, campers need to receive a general physical exam from a pediatrician (not their cardiologist) within one year of the first day of camp. For Day Campers, this is due July 1st.
Download the 2017 Physical Exam Form (276 KB)


Camp Odayin’s Day Camp is for children with heart disease that are in grades K-3, who would benefit from connecting with other young people who may share similar health, emotional, and social concerns. Camper eligibility is determined upon recommendation by a pediatric cardiologist and approval by the Camp Odayin Medical Director. The camp director and your child’s cardiologist can help you assess if your child should attend camp. The actual cost to Camp Odayin is $600 per child, but the only charge to a camper is $25.

2016 Photos

August 1-5, 2016 – Gitche Gumee Day Camp VIEW PHOTOS


Camp Odayin’s Day Camp is located at Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Located on 320 acres of diverse landscape, Dodge Nature Center offers a variety of experiences with over five miles of hiking trails, prairie and oak savanna restoration projects, bridges over small streams and a 550 foot boardwalk across a large pond. The Nature Center also includes a demonstration farm, apple orchard, apiary and unique classrooms.

Financial Support

With the generous support from the Joe Gillis Memorial Fund, we are able to offer transportation scholarships for those living more than 250 miles away. Up to $300 can be reimbursed for your travel costs. We are also able to cover your child’s cost to attend camp if you are unable. Contact the Camp Odayin office at if your family would benefit from financial support.

A sample day at Camp Odayin

  • 9:00 AM Drop-Off
  • 9:05 AM Flag
  • 9:15 AM Activity 1 (arts and crafts, frisbee golf, nature, etc.)
  • 10:00 AM Activity 2
  • 10:45 AM Snack
  • 11:15 AM Program (Dodge Nature Center program, costume party, lots of fun)
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Activity 3
  • 1:45 PM Activity 4
  • 2:30 PM Snack
  • 3:00 PM Pick Up

Camp Odayin serves all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

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