Ways to Give

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:

Donate Now
Monthly Donor
Wish Lists
Click to learn about honoring a loved one
Employer Match Workplace Giving
Click to learn about in-kind gifts
Host or attend a fundraiser
Legacy Giving
Thrivent Choice

Camp Odayin is a 501(c)(3) organization and charitable contributions are tax deductible. Our Federal EIN is 41-2014358.

What Your Gift Does!


supports online programming

Smiling youth holding a virtual hearts at home camp in a box


sends a parent to the Moms Retreat or Dads Day

Moms retreat participants on Stillwater Trolley tour


sends a camper and parent to Family Camp

Family Camp participants


sends a camper to Winter Camp

Two smiling campers in winter coats and hats


sends a camper to Summer Camp

Four campers wearing lifejackets

Donate Now

To give by mail please send a check, along with your contact information to:

Camp Odayin
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 / matt@campodayin.org.

Camper with a heltmet doing high ropes course
Heart art
Original artwork by camper, Bigby, age 7

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.

Bag of marshmallows & marshmallow on a stick
purchases s’mores supplies for Family & Summer Camp
illustration of a cooking pot
funds delicious meals provided at our Parent Retreats
illustration of first aid supplies
purchases medical supplies for our health center at Summer Camp
illustration of a shirt
buys shirts for our campers and staff at Winter Camp
Illustration of a vehicle with a family inside
supports activities at our Family Camp service fair

Wish Lists

At Camp Odayin, we purchase everything from office supplies used year-round to face paint and colored powder for ‘blue versus green’ at Summer Camp to snacks for parent retreats. Purchases from our Amazon Wish Lists are mailed directly to Camp Odayin’s headquarters in Oakdale, MN.

Check out our AMAZON WISH LIST!

Messy campers at WI Residential CAmp
Volunteer doctors dressed as pirates

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.

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Happy camper sticking out tongue and holding up peace signs
Camper ziplining

In-Kind Gifts

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 info@campodayin.org with in-kind donation ideas or questions.

Legacy Giving

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.

View of two small friends' backs with arms around each other
Father and son presenting a check to Camp Odayin

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 Choice

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®.

Camper giving a thumbs up while wearing a helmet and standing next to a climbing wall.
Cabin counselors laughing while canoe sinks


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.

Our Donor Privacy Policy is available upon request. Please contact info@campodayin.org or 651.351.9185 with any questions.

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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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Contact Us

Office Address

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