Heartfelt Native Teachings & Learning

Wednesday, May 22nd – online at 6:30-8:00pm central time Why did we choose the Ojibwe word for heart, Odayin, as our name twenty two years ago?  How do native teachings inform our values and camp culture today?  How can we each incorporate American Indian teachings into our lives and relationship with nature? Join us in […] Read more

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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

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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 alison@campodayin.org with the name of the […] Read more

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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

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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 https://theohhf.org/take-heart-conference/ 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

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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

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ACH and ACA Joint Statements

The following joint statements on COVID and Summer 2023 were issued by Alliance for Camp Health and American Camp Association on May 23, 2023. Camp Odayin is accredited by the American Camp Association. On May 11, 2023, the US declared the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency signifying an end to  certain federal policies […] Read more

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Team IMPACT

We are so excited about the mission of this amazing organization! Team IMPACT matches young people who live with illness and disabilities with local college sports teams, creating an ongoing, life-changing experience! Team IMPACT’s message to families… Your child is going through something most 5-to-16-year-olds aren’t. But illness, disability, ongoing treatment, or extended hospital stays […] Read more

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CHD and Mental Health Webinar

‘Getting to the Heart of Mental Health and Wellbeing’ was hosted live on Monday, May 15th and is presented in partnership with The Heart and Mind Wellbeing Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, The Cardiac Learning and Early Development (LEAD) Program at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware and The Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. “It […] Read more

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Odayin on the Morning Mix

We’re so excited to have been featured on Chicago’s The Morning Mix podcast on April 20, 2023. Amazing and hysterical hosts, Chris and Nikki, talked to camp cardiologist – Dr. Melissa Nater, Elena Westbrook – a former camper who is now a camp counselor, and Wisconsin Summer Camp Co-Director – Kelsey Sohrweide. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2wetbH2LKENZrjsdBEfQJl…Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/…/the-morning…/id338750996… Dr. […] Read more

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Camp Odayin: For Children with Heart Disease

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