We are a non-profit organization fully funded by corporate gifts, fundraisers, and donations. To ensure all heart heroes can attend our life changing programs, we rely on donor support. Our Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) model for camp registrations supports our commitment to make our programs accessible to everyone in our community. There is a $50 registration fee per camper and there is always an option to pay $0. This is a welcome relief for many families supporting a medically fragile child. Your gift will give young people a place where kids play, worries rest, and fun happens and for that we are grateful.
There are several ways you can make a real and lasting impact on our camp community:
Camp Odayin is a 501(c)(3) organization and charitable contributions are tax deductible. Our Federal EIN is 41-2014358.
What Your Gift Does!
sends a camper to Hearts@Home Virtual Camp
sends a parent to the Moms Retreat or Dads Day
sends a camper and parent to Family Camp
sends a camper to Winter Camp
sends a camper to Residential Camp
To give by mail please send a check, along with your contact information to:
3503 High Point Drive North, Suite 250
Oakdale, MN 55128
Please call or email Matt Olson with any questions regarding ways to give, donating stock, digital currency, or other assets at 651-351-9185 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly Donor / Champs for Camp
Become a “Champ for Camp” monthly donor and spread your donations out during the year. Champs for Camp provide us with a dependable base of support! All monthly donors receive an original piece of artwork made by a camper.
At Camp Odayin, we purchase everything from office supplies used year-round to face paint and colored powder for ‘blue versus green’ at Residential Camp to snacks for parent retreats. Purchases from our Amazon Wish Lists are mailed directly to Camp Odayin and donors can select which program region benefits from their in-kind gift.
Honor a Loved One
What a beautiful gesture to make a heartfelt gift during times of great joy and times of difficult grief. We will work with you to share details of these gifts with the family of the person being honored or memorialized to ensure donors are properly acknowledged.
Employer Match / Workplace Giving
Double your gift to Camp Odayin by asking your employer to match your contribution as many companies have a 2 to 1 matching program. Check with your human resources department or search for your employer below.
Our six fundraisers each year have robust raffles, awesome auctions, and great giveaways. Donations of gift cards, experiences, tickets, and more are always needed! Our in-person fundraiser events are hosted in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago. Click to learn about our fundraisers.
In addition, we’re grateful for in-kind donations of office supplies, arts & crafts items, individually packaged snacks, or items that will supplement our camp programming. Feel free to contact email@example.com with in-kind donation ideas or questions.
Legacy giving creates powerful, philanthropic gifts beyond your lifetime, amplifies your impact, builds an enduring tribute to loved ones, and sustains our mission. To ensure that children with serious illnesses always have the magic of camp to enrich their lives, remember Camp Odayin in your will or estate planning. In addition, you may name Camp Odayin as the beneficiary of real property, marketable securities, qualified retirement plans, IRA accounts, or life insurance policies. Whatever giving vehicle works best for you, it will have an impact that resonates for generations to come.
If you have a donor-advised fund, use the DAF Direct tool to recommend a grant from your DAF directly to Camp Odayin. There are no download or transaction fees.
Host or Attend a Fundraiser
Rally your friends and family and host a walk in your neighborhood, a Pampered Chef Party, a golf tournament or Facebook Fundraiser on your birthday! We love your creativity and will support your efforts with marketing materials and social shout outs.
All are invited to provide support by purchasing tickets to attend our in-person fundraiser events hosted in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Chicago. Click to learn about our fundraisers.
I started Erik’s Tournament to give back to kids that have heart disease because there are kids less fortunate than Erik. Camp Odayin became an extension of my mission. To give back to those kids that normally wouldn’t be able to have the experiences that Camp Odayin give them. It’s a simple mission, help those who can help others.Kevin, father of camper Erik
Thrivent members can contribute to Camp Odayin through Thrivent Choice®and influence how Thrivent distributes some of its charitable grant funding through Choice Dollars®. Thrivent pays donation processing fee and eligible clients with membership can also direct Choice Dollars®.
We rely greatly on incredible, good-hearted volunteers to support and implement our camp programs, fundraisers, strategic vision, and office management. Offering the gift of time has a huge impact on the lives of our campers. Learn about options for engaging in our mission by visiting our Volunteer page.