Hearts@Home Virtual Camp
All camp times are Central Standard Time
- Sunday, July 19 – Tuesday, July 21, 9am, 1pm and 7pm daily (Flambeau/Namekagon – Grades 6-11)
- Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, July 25, 9am, 1pm and 7pm daily (Day Camp/Chippewa – Grades K-6)
- Sunday, July 26 – Tuesday, July 28, 9am, 11am (Grades K-5 only) or 1pm (Grades 6-11 only), and 7pm daily (Nokasippi – Grades K-11)
Virtual camp registration closed on June 3rd.
Password Protected Webpages
The following webpages must be visited by campers/guardians in order to access the Zoom meeting access for Virtual Camp. Flambeau/Namekagon guardians received an email with the password on July 15th, Day Camp / Chippewa guardians received an email with the password on July 17th, and Nokasippi guardians received an email with the password on July 18th. If you did not receive this email, please check your junk folder, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Odayin’s Hearts@Home virtual camp is for children with heart disease in grades K-11, who would benefit from connecting with other young people who may share similar health, emotional, and social concerns. Campers have an opportunity to meet new heart friends, learn camp songs, participate in a (optional) talent show, and more. There will be prizes, surprise celebrity appearances, crafts, and challenges! Virtual camp will be hosted using the Zoom platform with trained, returning camp counselors, nurses, cardiologists, and Odayin leadership staff. All campers will receive a mailed “camp in a box” which includes a camp t-shirt, themed costume accessories, and more!
The only charge to a camper is $25. If payment is a barrier to attending camp, there is an option to pay $0. If you paid for 2020 summer camp, you can roll-over your payment for virtual camp. If 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 Matt@campodayin.org or 651.351.9185. Camp Odayin will provide free loaned tablets to families who have unreliable or no internet connection or do not have a computer or tablet the camper could use for camp.
Each Hearts@Home session includes 3-4 hours daily of online time in big and small groups. Self-guided and family-friendly activities occur between sessions, and an evening program is hosted nightly. Campers are expected to join each online meet-up for all three days and stay for the entire segment with their video on. Our goal is to build connections and develop friendships.
Camp Odayin will provide free loaned tablets (ie: iPad or Microsoft Surface) to families who have unreliable or no internet connection or do not have a computer or tablet the camper could use for virtual camp. Tablets will be mailed directly to campers’ homes for use during the three days of virtual camp. The day after the camper’s camp session ends, families must use the pre-paid shipping label to return the loaned tablet. Parents can indicate within the registration form if a loaned tablet is needed. There is no charge to camper families.
If your camper will be using a desktop or laptop:
Download Zoom Client for Meetings: https://zoom.us/download
View this tutorial on how to use Zoom on a desktop computer or laptop:
If your camper is using an ipad:
Download Zoom Cloud Meetings (free) from the application store
View this tutorial for how to use the Zoom app on an iPad:
If you are borrowing a device from Camp Odayin, it will already have Zoom downloaded.
Note that using a phone for a camper session is discouraged because your camper will be unable to view everyone and draw on the screen.
Virtual Camp will be hosted using the online video communication platform, Zoom. Click to learn more about Zoom.
To ensure Camp Odayin’s Zoom sessions are secure, the following settings will be in place: (The Host is a camp director. Participants are campers and/or staff. Zoom meeting is the virtual camp session.)
- Lock the meeting: No new participants can join the meeting, even if they have the password and meeting ID, once it is locked by the host.
- Two factor authentications: A password will be required to view the meeting ID within our private webpage and to join the Zoom meeting.
- Remove disruptive participants: The hosts can remove a participant. Only the hosts can allow removed participants to rejoin. (see Camper Code of Conduct for more details).
- Put ‘em on Hold: The hosts can put everyone else on hold by disabling the participants’ video and audio connections….so we can surprise you with a celebrity guest, of course!!
- Disable video/Mute participants: The hosts can turn off someone’s video or mute/unmute participants to block unwanted, distracting, or inappropriate gestures.
- Disable private chat: All in-meeting chats will be for everyone’s participation and viewing. Only the hosts can send a message privately to a participant.
- Waiting Room: The virtual doors will open when the host authenticates each participant and starts the meeting. In the meantime, you will register and wait in the virtual “waiting room” until the Zoom meeting begins.
Waivers and Releases
Click here to view the waivers and releases that parents/guardians and campers must agree to within the camper registration form.
We recognize that campers are disappointed that we can’t be together for our traditional summer camp programs. The following are resources to help you and your camper as you cope together with yet another change in your plans due to the coronavirus.
- Video Helping Kids Manage Summer Disappointments: https://www.tinabryson.com/news/video-helping-our-kids-manage-summer-disappointments
- Tips for Supporting Mental Health: https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic
- Comic Strip: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus
- Talking to Younger Kids about COVID-19: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus