Dads Day

Aug 05, 2023 in Excelsior, MN

Dads Day is a day of outdoor recreation on the shores of Lake Minnetonka to build camaraderie and connection between parents of children with heart disease. 

Camp Odayin welcomes transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming parents to attend Dads Day or the Moms Retreat.  Please contact us if you have any questions prior to registering.


Registration for 2023 is not open and dates will be announced soon. Please contact to receive information regarding the 2023 Dads Day.

Any dad of a heart child in 12th grade or younger is eligible to attend Dads Day, even if you or your child have never attended an Odayin program in the past.  The cost to attend Dads Day is $25 per person, or whatever a family chooses to pay. Payment options within the registration start at $0 per person to ensure that cost is not a barrier to joining us. Families who choose to pay more than $25 receive a tax receipt for their additional contribution. If you have questions on the cost of camp, contact the Camp Odayin office at


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Dads Day is from 8:30am to 5:30pm on Saturday. Attendees will enjoy large group activities, including a talk with a pediatric cardiologist, and outdoor activities such as archery, boom ball, and a bags tournament.  There will be optional activities during the afternoon such as kayaking, a bike ride, or a tasting at Excelsior Brewing.  The day will conclude with dinner on a private chartered cruise on Lake Minnetonka.  Breakfast, lunch, and probably some ice cream will be provided as well.

There is an option to stay overnight and/or play a round of golf on Sunday morning. Camp Odayin will cover costs for both days including accommodations and tee times.

Travel Support

If it would be beneficial to your family, we offer transportation support by reimbursing up to $300 of your travel costs to attend.  Contact the Camp Odayin office at for details on the travel cost reimbursement process.

"At Camp Odayin… “For the first time in my life, I was able to have not only one, but many conversations with other parents who actually could relate to our situation. Not only relate, they completely understood. Our conversations were not filled with pity and ‘oh how sad…’ or ‘that must be so difficult’ comments. I was able to talk to another dad about our children’s heart issues and concerns like we were talking about our kids playing sports on the same team. I can’t express to you how much that helps."

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