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Recruiting Organization: Camp Odayin

"Camp Odayin gave me back the childhood that heart disease took from me."

- Anders, camper for 11 years

At our medically-staffed camps in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Camp Odayin provides opportunities for children with heart disease to build connections and try new things. Thanks in part to generous volunteers, the cost for campers to attend is $25. We are currently seeking volunteer cabin counselors and nurses for our Residential Camps in Elkhorn, WI and Crosslake, MN.

During five days of Residential Camp, each cabin of 6-8 campers is staffed by two cabin counselors and a nurse. Nurses distribute medications and provide first aid as needed. All volunteers have an opportunity to play while participating in activities with children/teens, encouraging growth, and serving as positive role models. No medical knowledge or experience is needed for cabin counselors. A training session prior to camp and a commitment for the full five day camp session is required of all volunteers. For those traveling from afar to camp, up to $300 in travel expense reimbursement (accommodations, gas, flights, etc) is available.

Camp Odayin welcomes people of any race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. We are excited to receive applications from a broad spectrum of individuals.

The volunteer application for our programs is now available and we invite you to apply by April 20th. We encourage nurses to apply as soon as possible. Nurse applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and the positions for certain sessions may fill prior to April 20th.

Residential Camp in Crosslake, MN:

  • Wednesday, June 21- Sunday, June 25 (grades 1-6)
  • Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14 (grades 6-8)
  • Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21 (grades 9-11)

Residential Camp in Elkhorn, WI:

  • Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 (grades 1-11)

For more information, staff training dates, and the application visit:

Contact Alison Boerner ( / 651.351.9185) with any questions or to be added to our volunteer email list.

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Sat Jul 22, 2023 - Fri Jul 28, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Elkhorn, WI 55128






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