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Mission Statement

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


Founded in 2001 by Executive Director Sara Meslow, Camp Odayin serves young people impacted by congenital heart disease and their families. The name 'Odayin’ comes from the Ojibwe word for 'heart’. In 2018, 825 campers from 12 states were served through five different programs.

Residential Camp allows campers grades 1-11 to enjoy swimming, boating, arts and crafts, volleyball, horseback riding, nature, basketball, and music in a safe, medically-supervised environment during a five day experience.

Day Camp allows campers grades K-3 to experience arts & crafts, nature, and new friends while receiving an introduction to our mission during this five day morning program.

Family Camp is an opportunity for families affected by heart disease to come together for a weekend full of fun, education, support and camaraderie.

Winter Camp offers previous Residential and Day Camp campers the chance to reconnect and experience snowshoeing, broomball, and sledding over a three day weekend in February.

The Moms Retreat is a Saturday - Sunday program which includes meals, lodging, optional spa and yoga activities, fabulous guest speakers and camaraderie.


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