Month: December 2017

Camping at McKinney Falls and Garner State Parks – Outside Scoop

This Fall Youth Odyssey went camping at Garner and McKinney Falls State Parks. We had an awesome time on our trips, and were able to do a variety of fun activities. Both parks are cool in their own way, and depending on what your focus will be will determine which campground is best for you!… Read more »

Parenting Corner- Family Time During the Holidays

The holiday break is upon us! How do we make the most out of having our kids in the house for days on end?! Use this time to strengthen your relationship with your kids. How often are you able to have the kids around consistently without them having to run around doing 8 other things like sports, school, homework, and etc.? Make the most out of your time with them!

Bon Voyage Brian

In 2012, I had finished working at an Outdoor Education Center in Alberta, Canada and was looking for a new job. I found an ad for a company in Texas and figured I would apply. What I was looking for was my next adventure, what I found was a place to help youth grow and find growth in myself.

Thanksgiving in Palo Duro Canyon

Every Thanksgiving break, we take our amazing Youth Leaders out on a special camping trip just for them (usually to a place that we aren’t able to go to on a normal weekend trip). This year, we went to Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, Texas! On a personal note, this trip was extra exciting for me because I had lived in Canyon for three years while going to school at West Texas A&M. I was looking forward to showing the group the place I call my second home. We had a great time and got to see lots of neat things. Here’s a break down of our trip by day…

Hiking Essentials – Outside Scoop

Hiking is one of the many great things Youth Odyssey does to experience the beauty of nature. The youth love to be on the trails, and be one with nature. Often we come across cool plants, wildlife, rock formations, and other awesome spectacles. It’s truly inspiring to watch the kids learn and come to love… Read more »