For those about to walk (we salute you)!

The snow is melting, which means walks with a focus on support for cardiac-related causes are right around the corner! We are looking forward to having a presence at many in the summer and fall months ahead.  We’re seeking volunteers to help host an Odayin booth at upcoming heart walks in the Midwest.  Spread the […] Read more

Fundraiser Event, Parents, Resources

Everyday Hero Scholarship

Each year, a Camp Odayin donor offers individuals that have participated in Camp Odayin programs an opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to support post-secondary education. (Award will be paid directly to an accredited technical, 2 year or 4 year college.).  High school seniors as well as current college students can apply, and can […] Read more

Resources, Youth

Heart Family Resources

Thanks to the collaboration with several heart moms who attended our Moms Retreats, we are excited to share some valuable resources they have used throughout their heart journey, particularly with newborns or toddlers.  If you would like to add additional resources for heart families to this list, please email with the name of the […] Read more

Parents, Resources

Parent Time at Family Camp

One of the most highly praised aspects of our fall Family Camp weekends is the parent time session on Saturday afternoon. During this time, heart heroes and siblings are engaged in fun activities with Camp Odayin volunteers and visiting instructors and entertainers. Parents have an opportunity to hear from medical professionals, ask questions, and create connections with […] Read more

Parents, Resources

Take Heart Conference

Register for this amazing FREE educational conference, Turning Limitations into Possibilities, on September 29th! The following details can also be found at Ollie Hinkle Heart Foundation is hosting the fourth annual Take Heart, an interactive educational conference that unites heart families with leading clinicians to share, collaborate, and lead innovation to improve the lives […] Read more

Parents, Resources

Camp Knutson

It’s so fun to see two Camp Odayin former campers, Stef and Charlie, featured in Camp Knutson’s new informational video, Camp Knutson: No other place quite like it. Camp Knutson, affectionately referred to as ‘Camp K’ by campers and staff, is our partner camp for Minnesota Residential Camp. Camp Knutson provides amazing accommodations, meals, and […] Read more


MKE Ultimate Heart Race

Help support Camp Odayin’s mission this year by joining our team for the Ultimate Heart Race – an in-person and virtual 5K Run/Walk on September 9th in Milwaukee, WI. This event raises funds for our heart families, while also giving back to the host of the event Project Bubaloo! Give back to your community by […] Read more

Fundraiser Event, Resources

Feature on the Children’s Minnesota Blog

We’re so thankful to the Laumer family for sharing their story and their love of Camp Odayin with Children’s Minnesota for their Mighty Blog. The Mighty Blog features stories from around Children’s Minnesota, as well as health and wellness information for raising healthy kids. Below is a sneak peek at the start of the feature […] Read more

Featured, Parents, Stories, Youth

Hole-in-One at Whole Heart

Our 22nd annual golf tournament turned out to be wonderful a day full of ‘firsts’! We hosted a pickleball tournament for the first time. We welcomed a ton of first-timers who had never before attended a Camp Odayin fundraiser. Everyone in attendance was in agreement that the most exciting first was a hole-in-one by Brad […] Read more

Fundraiser Event, Odayin in the News, Stories

Congratulations, Kelsey!

Congratulations to our Wisconsin Summer Camp Co-Director, Kelsey Sohrweide, on her recent award with the Chicago Special Olympics!  Kelsey is the Head Coach for the John A Walsh Elementary Special Olympics team and they just received The Keith Magnuson spirit award.  This award is presented to a team that models the mission of the Special […] Read more

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Camp Odayin: For Children with Heart Disease

We provide fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease and their families. 

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