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Camp Odayin

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

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 12/20/2012
P.O. box 2068
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.351.9185
Fax: 651.351.9187
EIN 41-2014358
Principal Staff Sara Meslow,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 3
Number of Volunteers 300
Number of Clients Served 640
Tags / Keywords Diseases & Disorders, Children & Families
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 11
Board meetings with quorum 5
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 9
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
The impact of camp and demonstration of the personal growth and enrichment that occurs is best conveyed through the words of a participant in our program. The following review was written about Camp Odayin on by a sixteen year old camper. She shared, “I love going to camp. I look forward to it all year, starting right when I get on the plane to go home. Everyone tries to talk all year but nothing is the same as that first second you see all your friends again after 365 days. It's amazing to be around kids that know exactly what you went through and exactly how you felt; it's a lot easier than constantly having to explain every detail. I've been going to camp for six years now… I'll never forget my camp days and all the amazing people I’ve met.”
Current Goals
We are really excited to have just completed a year long process of redeveloping our strategic framework. Our next steps are to redo our strategic plan in alignment with our new framework. Some of the goals we've already talked about are laying groundwork for expansion into other cities, reviewing our current camp programs and modifying them a bit (i.e. longer day camp days with an overnight?), as well as maintaining our growth trend and increasing our visibility.
Community or Constituency Served
Children with heart disease
Geographic Area Served
Midwest and beyond
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $286,423 81.3%
Management: $34,626 9.8%
Fundraising: $31,235 8.9%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $498,155 $526,977 $404,536
Beginning of Year $526,977 $404,536 $275,961
Difference ($28,823) $122,441 $128,575
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $498,155
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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