Our Mission Statement

Youth Odyssey is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit on a mission to provide at-risk youth, ages 10-17, with positive youth development through adventure programming.


We accomplish this through teaching basic, yet vital life skills (communication, teamwork, problem-solving, goal-setting, leadership, and trust) through adventure challenges that include teambuilding games, ropes challenge courses, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, backpacking, and camping.


Our programs provide personal and teambuilding experiences for youth whose survival, self-sufficiency, and productive connection to the community depend on these skills. At-risk youth learn skills on our adventures that could mean the difference between going to jail or going to college. It could mean the difference between committing a crime and reaching out for help. Our goal is to assist youth in successfully navigating through their lives into a brighter future by overcoming their present circumstances.