Residential Camp

Applications available in early March.
Deadline for Minnesota Residential Camp sessions is May 1st.
Deadline for Wisconsin Residential Camp is June 1st.

2019 Residential Camp Dates

  • July 8-12, 2019 (Chippewa: Grades 1-6*) – Crosslake, MN
  • July 15-19, 2019 (Flambeau: Grades 6-8*) – Crosslake, MN
  • July 22-26, 2019 (Namekagon: Grades 9-11) – Crosslake, MN
  • July 29-August 2, 2019 (Nokasippi: Grades 1-11) – Elkhorn, WI

*In Minnesota, 6th grade is a float grade. If your 6th grader is in elementary school this year, please sign them up to attend Chippewa week. If they are in middle school this year, please sign them up to attend Flambeau week. We don’t have space to put all 6th graders in one week or the other, so we appreciate your flexibility.


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 deadlines are May 1st for MN Residential Camp and June 1st for WI Residential Camp. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis. After your child’s registration is complete, you will receive transportation information, packing lists and additional details. 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 Residential Campers, this is due May 1st.

Download the Physical Exam Form

Please contact us to request to be on our mailing list.

New Campers
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.


2018 Residential Camp Photos

  • Chippewa: Grades 1-6 – Crosslake, MN – PHOTOS
  • Flambeau: Grades 6-8 – Crosslake, MN – PHOTOS
  • Namekagon: Grades 9-11 – Crosslake, MN – PHOTOS
  • Nokasippi: Grades 1-11 – Elkhorn, WI – PHOTOS

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 if your family would benefit from financial support.


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.

View a Video Tour of Camp Lutherdale

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.

View an Informational Video for Camp Knutson

Download a map of directions to Residential Camp at Camp Knutson (187 KB)

View Photos of Camp Knutson Cabins

A sample day at Camp Odayin

      • 8:00 AM Flag raising
      • 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

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

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