Family Camp (near Minneapolis & St. Paul)

Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024 in Amery, WI


Family Camp is for families who have a child with heart disease from birth to 12th grade, who would benefit from connecting with other families who share similar health, emotional, and social concerns. In addition to your young person with CHD, Camp Odayin welcomes family members of all ages (we love babies and grandparents), as the weekend is for anyone in need of the opportunity to grow their community of heart families.

Camp Odayin’s Family Camp takes place in the Fall each year. Camp Odayin hosts two Family Camp experiences in different regions of the Midwest. Families may choose to attend either session, but may only attend one. Both sessions begin on Friday with registration between 4:00-5:00 pm and activities run until noon on Sunday. Family Camp is a two night commitment. View details for our Family Camp near Milwaukee & Chicago.


Camper registration is available online in late August and closes October 1st. The weekend registration includes all activities, meals, and accommodations. Two weeks prior to Family Camp, registered families will receive packing lists, authorization forms and additional details.

Please contact if you have any questions or to be added to our heart family email list to receive future applications and opportunities to gather.

Payment & Financial Support

The cost to attend Family Camp is $25 per person, or whatever a family chooses to pay. Payment options within registration start at $0 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

If it would be beneficial to your family, Camp Odayin offers transportation support by reimbursing up to $200 for your travel costs.  Contact the Camp Odayin office at for details on the travel cost reimbursement process.

What to Expect at Family Camp

Family Camp is a wonderful weekend where heart kids can share the magic of camp with their families. Here are some of the highlights you can expect to enjoy:

  • Themed activities for all ages including family team building, volunteer service projects, arts & crafts, scavenger hunt, costumes, and games
  • Parent session with medical professionals
  • New friends and a supportive community for all family members
  • Best talent show in town
  • Free time to explore camp and the great outdoors
  • Lodging to meet your needs – private housing, shared housing with another family, hotel style living, and more rustic cabins
  • S’mores!

Here is how families manage to squeeze all this fun into a typical day at Family Camp:

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM Activity 1
  • 10:30 AM Activity 2
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Educational Parent Opportunity
  • 1:30 PM Programs/Opportunities for Kids
  • 3:30 PM Free time for families: Time to rest, explore, and purchase Camp Odayin merchandise
  • 5:30 PM Dinner
  • 6:30 PM Evening Program
  • 7:45 PM Movie and free time

2023 Photos

Click here to see photos from the last session of Minnesota Family Camp!


Amery, WI
Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp
1204 74th Avenue
Amery, WI 54001

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Dad and son walking on path in the fall

We partner with Camp Wapogasset to host our Family Camp near Minneapolis & St. Paul.  The drive from the Twin Cities is about 1.5 hours.  This beautiful camp location is nestled in trees on a peninsula between two lakes.  Family rooms include bunk beds with mattresses and private bathrooms. Walking paths are paved.

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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