Month: July 2016

Getting Out of the Comfort Zone and Into a Canoe

Last week, July 18-23, Youth Odyssey completed our 2016 Canoe Summer Camp that took place at Martin Dies Jr. State Park. Campers and their families met our staff at South Park Middle School  at 8:00 a.m., Monday morning, loaded up, and hit the road for a 4.5 hour car ride to the State Park. The car… Read more »

We Do So Much More Than Play Games:

Youth Odyssey’s mission is to provide at-risk youth, ages 10-17, with positive youth development through adventure programming. As most people understand Youth Odyssey to be “an organization who works with at-risk youth to help them make better decisions by playing games and taking them on trips.” Honestly, that’s not too far from the truth, but it… Read more »

Fresh Fun at the Farmer’s Market

Every Wednesday the Corpus Christi Art Center hosts the Downtown Farmer’s Market where you can find everything from a freshly prepared chef’s meal to pollen in a jar. They have a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, and bread. The family friendly environment and laid back vibe make it a great place to stop in and browse… Read more »

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Youth Odyssey is always busy and trying to capitalize on our resources in order to best serve the Coastal Bend area. One way we have done this is by hiring another program facilitator to accommodate then growing need for our programs. His name is Jesse Duenes. Jesse has been part of our team for about a month now and… Read more »

Living Local Camp 2016 was a Smash!

We recently finished our second summer camp of 2016, Living Local. This camp was focused on farming and learning about where your food comes from and where it goes. We had the pleasure of assisting in harvests, horseback riding, and fishing. It was a packed week so I’ll just get right into it. As for any camp, our first… Read more »