Camp Odayin

About Camp Odayin

Camp Odayin provides fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease and their families.

Camp Odayin currently offers five distinct programs:

Residential Camp enables children with heart disease from grade one to 11 to enjoy traditional camp activities such as swimming, boating, arts and crafts, and horseback riding in a medically supervised environment over a five-day and four-night experience. Volunteer cardiologists, nurses and counselors help to run the camp at a two awesome camp locations, one in Crosslake, MN and a second in Elkhorn, WI.

Day Camp provides younger children with heart disease, from kindergarten to grade three, with an introduction to camping activities and Camp Odayin’s mission. Children are exposed to nature, sports, arts, crafts and other theme-based activities at the Dodge Nature Center in St. Paul, MN.

Family Camp affords the parents, siblings and grandparents of children with heart disease the opportunity to have a weekend of camp fun along with their ‘heart child.’ Families interact with others who face similar health challenges and hear from experts in the field of pediatric cardiology.

Winter Camp offers Residential and Day Camp participants the opportunity to reconnect during the winter months. Campers take part in cold weather activities such as sledding and broomball over a three-day weekend in February

The Moms Retreat is a time for moms of young people with heart disease to connect for support, education and empowerment. The Saturday to Sunday retreat includes meals, lodging, optional spa and yoga activities, and fabulous guest speakers at the Water Street Inn in Stillwater, MN.

Our programs are designed to instill a sense of belonging and foster confidence in young people who may be isolated and timid due to their health issues. Programs are operated at partner campsites with the invaluable support of volunteer counselors, nurses, cardiologists and those personally impacted by childhood heart disease.


Camp Counselor

August 2019 - August 2019 Milwaukee, WI
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