Dads Day

August 21st in Excelsior, MN
9 am to 5 pm, with optional dinner from 5-7 pm

Dads Day is a day of outdoor recreation on the shores of Lake Minnetonka to build camaraderie and connection between dads of children with heart disease.

At Camp Odayin… “For the first time in my life, I was able to have not only one, but many conversations with other parents who actually could relate to our situation.  Not only relate, they completely understood.  Our conversations were not filled with pity and ‘oh how sad…’ or ‘that must be so difficult’ comments. I was able to talk to another dad about our children’s heart issues and concerns like we were talking about our kids playing sports on the same team.  I can’t express to you how much that helps.”
– Parent of a camper

If you’re a dad who is also interested in volunteering on the planning committee to create the ideal day, please email


Registration will open mid-summer.  Any dad of a heart child in 12th grade or younger is eligible to attend Dads Day.  We ask for a $25 registration fee.  The remaining expenses will be raised by Camp Odayin on your behalf.

Travel Support

If it would be beneficial to your family, we offer transportation support by reimbursing up to $300 of your travel costs to attend.  Contact the Camp Odayin office at for details on the travel cost reimbursement process.

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