Heart Huddle

Camp Odayin has cancelled the Heart Huddle on Sunday, March 15th due to increasing COVID-19/coronavirus concerns. Although we are disappointed, it’s more important that heart children and families stay safe and healthy.

At this time, we are unsure when or if the Heart Huddle will be rescheduled. We are hopeful this awesome event will be offered later this year!

What is the Heart Huddle?

Life is better when you’re having fun with other heart families! Bring your heart family to our first annual Heart Huddle to meet or reunite with Camp Odayin friends! Families of a heart child 12th grade and below are all welcome, no need to have attended Camp Odayin in the past. Cost to attend is $25 per family.  We are able to cover the cost if you are unable.

This enjoyable day for the entire family will include education, speakers, and hands-on activities as well as campy fun such as games, archery, and rock climbing.  Our goal at the Heart Huddle is to bring heart families together and offer experiences for the whole family – including heart kids, parents/guardians, and siblings. We are hosting the Heart Huddle in place of the Spring Splash this year and are excited to offer families a new experience.

Parents – Join us for an educational and enlightening morning with pediatric cardiologists Dr. Jon Johnson from the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Kelly Han from the Minneapolis Heart Institute.  Both will be addressing latest trends and treatments in pediatric cardiology as well as transitioning from pediatric cardiology to adult congenital cardiology care.  Mental Health professionals will also be speaking about depression, anxiety and trauma and how to help heart kids cope with their diagnosis.

Heart Warriors and Super Siblings – Kid time was planned with you in mind with arts and crafts, yoga/meditation, music and games…a separate time to connect with other kids who get it.  This is a time for you to get empowered by learning ways to take charge of your own health.  Join us to try something fun and new!

Family Time – Do you ever wonder what your kids love about camp? Come ready to play with your kids during an afternoon of Family Fun activities. Jump right into the fun with the indoor high ropes course, archery, and/or climbing wall, along with camp-like games such as gaga ball, four square, and giant Jenga. You’ll feel like a kid at camp while making memories with your family.

What to wear and bring

Families are encouraged to wear gear from their favorite sport team.  Wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing for walking, sitting, stretching, and playing.
Bring a water bottle and a signed copy of the Base Camp Waiver with you. You will receive this via email prior to the Heart Huddle. If you are unable to print the waiver for any reason, there will be copies available upon arrival at the event.


9:30am – 10:00am Check-in and welcome

10:00am – 12:30pm Break-out educational programs for heart kids, siblings, and parents. Childcare provided for ages 2-PreK (must be potty-trained)

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch (provided) and resource fair

1:30pm – 3:30pm Family activity time


Base Camp

6202 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, MN 55111

Just minutes from Mall of America and the MSP Airport.


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