2021 Residential Camp dates will be posted October 1st.
Camp Odayin’s residential program is for children with heart disease in grades 1-11, 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 apply to attend camp. The only charge to a camper is $25.
Camper registration is available in early March. The registration deadline is May 1st.
Please contact us to request to be on our heart families mailing list.
Parents often want to know if their child is ready for a camp experience. While there isn’t one “sure fire” way to determine this, the questions in Ditter’s Ready, Set, Go! document can be used to help determine a child’s readiness. Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
2019 Residential Camp Photos*
*In 2020, Residential Camp was canceled due to COVID-19. Camp Odayin offered Hearts@Home Virtual Camp to ensure camper health and safety.
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 email@example.com.
We offer transportation support by reimbursing your family up to $300 for your travel costs. Contact the Camp Odayin office at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the travel cost reimbursement process.
Camp Odayin hosts Residential Camp in two locations, campers may choose to attend only one session/location of Residential Camp…
One Residential Camp session for campers in grades 1-11 is hosted at Camp Lutherdale in Elkhorn, WI on beautiful spring fed Lauderdale Lakes. Camp Lutherdale is located 45 miles from Milwaukee, 60 miles from Madison and 70 miles from Chicago. Round trip transportation is provided to Camp Lutherdale from Menomonee Falls (Milwaukee), WI and Rosemont (Chicago), IL. A bus leaves Monday morning and returns Friday afternoon.
Directions to Residential Camp at Camp Lutherdale
Three sessions, divided by age, are located at Camp Knutson in Crosslake, Minnesota on a peninsula of 30 acres of beautiful forest with a mile of private shoreline on Trout and Lower Whitefish Lakes. Camp Knutson is just a 3 hour drive north of the Minneapolis/ St.Paul area. Round trip transportation is provided to Camp Knutson from Minneapolis. A bus leaves Monday morning and returns Friday afternoon. The drop off and pick up site is close to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport to accommodate our campers arriving via plane.
Download a map of directions to Residential Camp at Camp Knutson (187 KB)
A sample day at Camp Odayin
- 8:15 AM Breakfast
- 8:45 AM Cabin clean up
- 9:15 AM Three or four activity rotations (archery, horseback riding, arts & crafts, nature, boat rides, geocaching, and more) through out the morning.
- Noon Lunch
- 1:00 PM Rest hour
- 2:30 PM Waterfront Time (Swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, tubing, snorkeling, paddleboats, fishing)
- 4:30 PM Cabin time/ Free time/ Shower hour
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 6:00 PM All camp games/activities
- 6:30 PM Evening activities (such as campfire, carnival, disco BINGO, Hawaiian Luau, Country Ho Down, talent show)
- 9:00 PM Snack and Cabin closing
- 9:30/10:00 PM Lights out