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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Healing Hearts and Minds

Calling all our Odayin Readers!  The alumni group, Mortimer’s Mates, will be hosting an Odayin Book Club with the book Healing Hearts and Minds by Tracey Livecchi and Liza Morton. They have chosen to read this book because the authors are CHD patients who are also mental health professionals. The book highlights the psychological impacts of […] Read more

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Congenital Cardiology Today

We’re excited to have been featured in the March issue of Congenital Cardiology Today. Check out page 14 for the article titled “Camp Is Good Medicine” which highlights why Drs. Jonathan Johnson, Andrew Schneider, and Brian Joy recommend their patients to go to Camp Odayin. CCT-MAR23-NADownload […] Read more

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Conquering CHD

Thanks to Jessie Penfold, Chapter President for the MN Chapter of Conquering CHD for sharing a bit about her family’s journey and Conquering CHD… Back in 2011 when our unborn son was diagnosed with multiple heart defects, there were no public groups or organizations that I knew of specifically for those in the CHD community. […] Read more


Lasting Imprint

Lasting Imprint exists to create a supportive community that will inspire people to join in the fight against congenital heart defects through education, research, and assistance to heart families. Based in Southern Minnesota, Lasting Imprint raises awareness and hosts fun, family gatherings throughout the year. Heart families, you’re invited! Add the following dates to your calendar […] Read more


The Mend a Heart Foundation

The Mend a Heart Foundation supports initiatives that extend and enrich the lives of heart kids. The foundation is run entirely by volunteers and has raised more than $1.4 million for causes that support their mission. At Camp Odayin, we are grateful for their financial support and recognition that camp is good medicine for children […] Read more



HeartWorks is laser focused on CHD research and creating positive outcomes for people born with congenital heart defects. Through their revolutionary platform, they tap the best ideas and advance them through trials and onto therapies that give children and adults with CHD an opportunity to live fulfilling lives. We love when the HeartWorks trailer joins […] Read more


The Children’s Heart Foundation

The Children’s Heart Foundation has been solely dedicated to funding the most promising CHD research since 1996. Their fundraising has improved survival rates, longevity and quality of life for those living with CHD in dramatic and life changing ways. Their vision is a world in which everyone born with a congenital heart defect has the chance […] Read more


Adult Congenital Heart Association

There are an estimated 1.5 million adults living with CHD, some of whom are our volunteers and former campers. Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) supports CHD patients & families with programs, services & activities to advance access to resources and specialized care.  Some of their resources include Q&As, webinars for wellness, Walk for 1 in […] Read more


CaringBridge Connections

CaringBridge Inc. is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1997 which allows people facing various medical conditions and their family and friends to communicate.  CaringBridge is celebrating their 25th anniversary and recently shared the story of an amazing heart family we know and love. The Bushaw family has used the CaringBridge platform to share […] 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. 

We welcome people of any race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

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