Family Camp

2018 Family Camp

October 19-21, 2018 – Amery, WI at Camp Wapo (near the Twin Cities) – PHOTOS

November 9-11, 2018 – Camp Lake, WI at Wonderland Camp (near Milwaukee / Chicago) – PHOTOS

Attendee Information

These PDFs include a packing list, map, general schedule and details related to frequently asked questions. Families receive a copy of the schedule upon arrival at Family Camp.

Family Camp at Camp Wapo Info Packet – October 19-21

Family Camp at Wonderland Camp Info Packet  – November 9-11

Overview

Camp Odayin’s Family Camp takes place in the Fall each year. Camp Odayin hosts two Family Camp experiences in different regions of the Midwest. Families may choose to attend either session, but may only attend one. Both sessions begin on Friday with registration between 4:00 and 5:00 pm and run until noon on Sunday. Family Camp is for families with a child with heart disease, who would benefit from connecting with other families who share similar health, emotional, and social concerns. Families who have a child in 12th grade or younger (no minimum age) are invited to attend. The only charge is $25 per person.

Families are invited to attend either Family Camp session:
Family Camp near Minneapolis at Camp Wapogasset in Amery, Wisconsin
Family Camp near Milwaukee at Wonderland Camp in Camp Lake, Wisconsin

Enjoy many of the activities that our campers enjoy and the beauty of Fall in the Midwest. Family Camp gives returning campers a chance to share their experiences at camp and is also a great way to introduce a new camper to Odayin. It’s an opportunity to spend time with your kids, and meet other families whose lives have been affected by heart disease. Our program offers a broad range of activities and some educational opportunities for both parents and campers. Each evening includes a special program designed for the entire family that is sure to create fabulous memories and lots of laughs.

There is no minimum age for children, but parents should realize that they are responsible for the supervision of their own children. Several of our key staff members will be at Family Camp to assist in activities. What does all this fun cost? The Family Camp fee is $25 per person. This fee covers the entire Family Camp session and includes all regular activities and meals. The actual cost to Odayin for Family Camp is $250/person.  A $0-$250 sliding payment scale is available during registration to ensure that cost is not a barrier to joining us and also allows an opportunity for families to pay more to help cover costs.  If the $25 per person cost would create hardship or be a barrier to attending, we will gladly waive or reduce the fee on the online registration form. Because we must order food and contract with our staff before Family Camp begins, we cannot pro-rate fees for partial stays.

Camper registration is available online in mid-August, and is due approximately three weeks prior to Family Camp. Once your family is registered, prior to Family Camp you will receive packing lists, authorization forms and additional details. Please contact us to be added to our mailing list and notified when registration opens.

Financial Support

We are able to offer transportation scholarships for those in need. 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 info@campodayin.org if your family would benefit from financial support.

A sample day at Family Camp

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM Activity 1
  • 10:30 AM Activity 2
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Educational Parent Opportunity
  • 1:30 PM Programs/Opportunities for Kids
  • 3:30 PM Free time for families: Time to rest, explore, and purchase Camp Odayin merchandise
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Evening Program
  • 7:45 PM Movie and free time

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

Frequently Asked Questions