Hubbard Helps: Chicago

Camp Odayin

After receiving an ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) in January of 2000, Sara Meslow learned of a camp in California for children with heart disease and decided to volunteer. When she discovered that there wasn’t a similar camp in the Midwest, she helped start what we know today as Camp Odayin. Camp Odayin’s mission is to provide a fun, safe and supportive camp experience and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease and their families. With us this morning to talk more about Camp Odayin and their upcoming “Big Heart Bash” at Brookfield Zoo is Sara Meslow, the Executive Director of the organization.  9/24/23