Day Camp

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to cancel our 2020 Residential and Day Camp sessions.  The safety and well-being of our campers and staff is our number one priority at Camp Odayin. In order for heart kids to connect this summer, we are offering Hearts@Home virtual camp online in July. Visit the Virtual Camp web page to register by June 3rd.

If you registered for Day Camp and your child is not joining us for virtual camp and you would like your registration fee and/or your additional donation reimbursed, please contact Matt at or 651.351.9185.


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. The program is an one day program from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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 only charge to a camper is $25.

View a Camp Odayin informational video filmed at Day Camp following the receipt of Pediatric Home Service’s Top Spot Award in 2017

Camper applications are available in early March, and are due July 1st. Please contact us to request to be on our mailing list.

2019 Photos

August 5-9, 2019 – VIEW 2019 DAY CAMP PHOTOS


Day Camp is hosted at the Dodge Nature Center Farm Education Building at 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118. Dodge Nature Center is located on 320 acres of diverse landscape and 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

We cover your child’s cost to attend camp if you are unable. You decide the level of payment you are comfortable with during the registration process.  The remaining funds will be raised by Camp Odayin on your behalf.  If you have questions on the cost of camp, contact the Camp Odayin office at

We offer transportation support by reimbursing your family up to $300 for your travel costs. Contact the Camp Odayin office at for details on the travel cost reimbursement process.

A sample day at Camp Odayin

  • 9:00 AM Drop-Off
  • 9:05 AM Flag
  • 9:15 AM Activity 1 (arts and crafts, group games, nature, etc.)
  • 10:00 AM Activity 2
  • 10:30 AM Snack
  • 10:45 AM Dodge Nature Center program
  • 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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