Camp Odayin provides life changing camp experiences to children with heart disease and their families. Participants pay just $25 to attend Virtual Camp, Residential Camp, Winter Camp, Day Camp, Family Camp, or the Moms Retreat.
Residential Camp allows campers in grades 1-11 to enjoy swimming, boating, arts and crafts, volleyball, horseback riding, nature, basketball, and music in a safe, medically-supervised environment during a five day experience. Camp Odayin hosts Residential Camp in two locations. There are three weeks in July at Camp Knutson in Crosslake, MN and one week in August at Camp Lutherdale in Elkhorn, WI. Campers may attend only one summer camp session.
Hearts@Home virtual camp is for children with heart disease in grades 1-11. Virtual camp is hosted using the Zoom platform with trained camp counselors and Odayin leadership staff. Campers have an opportunity to meet new heart friends, learn camp songs, participate in a (optional) talent show, and more. All campers receive a mailed “camp in a box” which includes a camp t-shirt, themed costume accessories, activity supplies, and more!
Family Camp is an opportunity for families with a child with heart disease age birth to 12th grade to come together for fun, education, support and camaraderie. There are typically two Friday to Sunday sessions hosted in the Midwest. Family Camp is hosted near Minneapolis at Camp Wapogasset in Amery, WI and near Milwaukee at Wonderland Camp in Camp Lake, WI.
Winter Camp offers Residential Camp or Day Camp campers who attended the previous summer the chance to reconnect and experience snowshoeing, broomball, and sledding over a three day weekend at Camp Wapogasset in Amery, WI.
The Moms Retreat is a time for moms of young people with heart disease to connect for support, education and empowerment. The Saturday to Sunday retreat includes meals, lodging, optional spa and yoga activities, and fabulous guest speakers at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater, MN and Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva in Lake Geneva, WI.
Dads Day is a day of outdoor recreation in Excelsior, MN to build camaraderie and connection between dads of children with heart disease.
Ticker Talk is a free, online Camp Odayin meet up for heart kids in grades 1-12. The hour together is a mini camp experience, full of campy-fun and interactive trivia, games, speakers and more. Ticker Talk gatherings are hosted on Zoom every other month during the school year.
Mortimer’s Mates is a group for former Odayin campers to join after graduating from high school to enjoy continued connection, alumni events, speakers, and more.
Camp Odayin serves all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.