Residential Camp

2022 Summer Camp Dates

July 5-9*: Namekagon session (grades 9-11) in Crosslake, MN  *Tuesday-Saturday
July 11-15: Flambeau session (grades 6-8) in Crosslake, MN
July 18-22: Chippewa session (grades 1-6) in Crosslake, MN
July 25-29: Nokasippi session (grades 1-11) in Elkhorn, WI

Grades during each session are based on the camper’s current grade during the 2021-2022 school year.


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 will be available in early March 2022. The registration deadline is May 1, 2022.  Please contact us to request to be on our heart families email list.

COVID-19 Protocols

At this time, the following COVID vaccination policy has been approved for all campers, volunteers, and staff:  Full vaccination (per CDC guidelines) is required to attend any in-person, overnight camp.  Vaccinations are recommended for fully outdoor day experiences. There is no vaccination requirement to attend Virtual Camp.  Masking and testing requirements will be decided and communicated prior to each camp program.

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.


2019 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

**In 2020 and 2021, Residential Camp was not offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Visit the 2021 Summer Camp webpage for information on our adapted programming.

Financial Support

We cover your child’s cost to attend camp if you are unable. You decide the level of payment you are comfortable with during the registration process.  The remaining funds will be raised by Camp Odayin on your behalf.  If you have questions on the cost of camp, contact the Camp Odayin office at

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


Camp Odayin hosts Residential Camp in two locations, campers may only attend 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 on the first morning of camp and returns in the afternoon on the final day. 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)

Camp Knutson Accommodations

A sample day at Camp Odayin

    • 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

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