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

Featured, Parents, Stories, Youth

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

Parents, Resources, Youth

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

Parents, Resources, Youth

Everyday Hero Scholarship

A Camp Odayin donor is offering $1,000.00 scholarships to individuals that have participated in Camp Odayin programs to support post-secondary education. (Award will be paid directly to an accredited technical, 2 year or 4 year college.).  High School seniors as well as current college students can apply, and can reapply each year. To apply, write […] Read more

Resources, Youth

Arctic Adventure

Winter Camp may have been on pause again this year, but we definitely did NOT put a hold on the fun. On February 18th in Loretto, MN and February 19th in Hartland, WI we gathered with new and returning heart families for a day of outdoor excitement that combined the activities of winter front and the […] Read more

Parents, Stories, Youth

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

Parents, Resources, Stories, Youth

Angel Flight Central

Angel Flight Central partners with Camp Odayin to provide flight transportation for our campers that otherwise would not be able to attend Residential Camp. These pilots are volunteers who not only fly campers, but they also pay all the related costs to make the flights free of charge.  Together with their small Flight Coordination Team, […] Read more

Resources, Youth

Residential Camp Returns!

I was so nervous about sending Ben to overnight camp for the first time.  Another heart mom and I agreed to send our boys to Camp Odayin together.  We reminded each other that the kids were probably safer at camp than they were at home!  We teared up when the bus left, but we knew our […] Read more

Stories, Youth

Gender Inclusivity Workshop

On July 21, 2022 we welcomed parents, volunteers, medical professionals and ALL adults that love kids – to join us for a workshop to learn about and celebrate gender diversity. The workshop was designed to establish basic understandings of gender diversity. Through direct presentation, video clips of youth and others talking about gender, and optional […] Read more

Parents, Resources, Youth

Camp is Good Medicine

Camp Odayin campers are among the 1 in 100 babies born with a congenital heart defect each year. Many of these amazing kids have endured multiple heart surgeries.  Having heart surgery can be traumatic.  Camp Odayin is good medicine to help reduce the mental health risk factors linked to childhood trauma.  We provide: We provide […] 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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Office Address

  • 3503 High Point Drive North
  • Suite 250
  • Oakdale, MN 55128