Month: June 2015

The Power of Choice

When presenting the power of choice, remember you are in control of your own life and your behavior. Use this fact to enforce positive behavior on the youth’s part by showing how good choices lead to good outcomes, “I will read you a bed time story as soon as you are lying still in your… Read more »

Amazing Adventures at Delta Camp

Wow!  What a great way to start our Youth Odyssey’s summer season. Despite Tropical Storm Bill, we had a great time.  On Wednesday night, we got hit by a lot of rain with thunder and lightning but the campers were troopers nonetheless. We started the week with getting to know each other at the ropes… Read more »

Thank You to Our Community Sponsors and Partners!

Youth Odyssey would like to give a big shout out to our 2015 Camp Sponsors, their generous donations make the work we do here in the Coastal Bend region possible: Youth Odyssey would also like to thank our community partners for volunteering their time and resources to our summer programs: Thanks and we look forward… Read more »

Diving Deep with Margo Peyton

Youth Odyssey is the beneficiary of four amazing scholarships for four deserving youth this summer. Margo Peyton, an inductee to the Women Divers Hall of Fame and founder and president of Kids Sea Camp has gifted Youth Odyssey with four full PADI Open Water Diver certifications, two to be completed here in Corpus Christi and two to… Read more »

Engaging the Opposition

This summer, open up communications with your teen. Set up conflict resolution in a neutral location and avoid attacking. Calmly explain the issue at hand and actively listen to the teen’s response. Keep the message brief to your teen tuning you out and, while it may seem too difficult, it’s important to keep your verbal… Read more »