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Camp Odayin: for Children with Heart Disease

CampOdayin_logoAt Camp Odayin, their promise is simple: Kids play. Worries rest. Fun happens. Whether campers attend a residential camp (for ages 8-17), day camp (for ages 6-7), or family camp, children with heart disease and their families will be provided with a life changing camp experience.

Does your kiddo fall within the age category and have heart disease? If so, Camp Odayin might be just the thing to sign them up for. Applications for Residential Camp and Day Camp will be out March 1 and are honored on a first come, first serve basis. Parents can rest assured that their kiddo will be taken care of – Camp Odayin staff their programs with pediatric cardiologists, nurses and trained counselors and program directors, so you can be sure they’re safe while also providing them with the opportunity to experience traditional camp activities and relationship building.

Who can attend Camp Odayin?

odayin7.05 030-MEligibility is determined upon recommendation by a pediatric cardiologist and approval by the Camp Odayin medical and leadership teams.

Typically, campers see a cardiologist on a regular basis and are independent in living skills and heart disease is their primary health concern.

How do I apply?

june26_0433-MApplications for Residential and Day Camp can be obtained on the website or by calling the Camp Odayin office. Space can be limited. Registration for Family Camp will be available in the summer.

What is the cost?

Thanks to the generosity of donors, campers are only charged a $25 registration fee to attend any of Camp Odayin’s programs.

How can I volunteer?

july29_0689-MAll camp programs are staffed entirely by volunteers. You can check out the volunteer opportunities and job description – volunteer nurses are always needed, but there are additional ways to be involved without having a medical background. They’ll provide all the training and support necessary for you to play a role in helping these children have an incredible camp experience! Summer camp volunteer applications are also available on March 1.

If you’re interested in learning more about the camps, volunteer opportunities, or other ways to get involved, you can visit or e-mail Do you have any other camps that your kiddo attends? Leave the name of the camp in the comments and we’ll share it with our families!

Originally published: February 5, 2014

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