Nature Effect

Nature works in mysterious ways. One thing it does not lack is giving us challenges. Each day and each adventure provides something different. Youth Odyssey is all about challenging adventures, it is what helps us grow into better versions of ourselves. We enjoy getting youth out into the outdoors because nature has a way of... Read more »

Coastal Bend Day of Giving 2019

Youth Odyssey is excited to announce we will be returning to the Coastal Bend Day of Giving this year! Each year this online event is more successful then the last. Since 2009 the Coastal Bend Day of Giving has raised over $14.5 million for people and animals in need. This year, 50 nonprofits have been... Read more »

Fall Programming is Back

Fall programs are back in session and we want to know when you are coming. For this entire month, Youth Odyssey will be implementing our youth development program at Housing communities around the Coastal Bend. In addition to those programs, we will also be having our Seed to Plate program with our partners at Grow... Read more »

End of Summer

Today marks the end of Summer 2019, and it was our best summer yet! This was our first year we were able to bring on summer staff and boy were they a huge help. Our summer session is by far our busiest, but the hard work always pays off in the end.  We had a lot... Read more »

Canoe Camp 2019

The first day of On the Water Canoe Camp started bright in early at the Youth Odyssey office. After everyone said their goodbyes, we began our long journey to Caddo Lake State Park. After a long drive, there was only enough time to set up our camp and prepare for a nice meal. This was... Read more »

Outdoor Ambassadors

Youth Odyssey is on a mission to provide at-risk youth ages 10-17 with positive development through adventure programming and life skills curriculum. Simply put, we create leaders and outdoor ambassadors.  Today, we have a friend who can also be an enemy, it's called technology. Technology does a lot of great things for society, but it... Read more »

Backpacking Camp 2019

When you first think of backpacking, you may have an image of a casual stroll through wilderness with your belongings following close behind. This idealesque vision is far from reality as you will find out below. The day began with loading up bright and early then traveling 7 hours to the Sabine National Forrest. After... Read more »

Youth Odyssey night at the Whataburger Field

Come enjoy a great night of baseball on August 28th at 6:15pm, as your local Corpus Christi Hooks baseball club take on the Arkansas Travelers in an end of season series. That night, the Corpus Christi Hooks will be partnering up with Youth Odyssey and informing the local community about the impact made in the... Read more »

Living Local Camp 2019

Arriving at Lake Corpus Christi we started to unpack all of our belongings and set up our tents. After all our hard work with setting up camp and putting the kitchen together everyone wanted to take a dip in the lake to cool off where we had a fun game of name tag in the... Read more »

Outdoor Adventure Camp 2019

At the Outdoor Adventure Camp we strive to get teens to break the norm of lounging around and spark their adventurous ambition through fun activities! Our facilitators lead hands-on activities that help engage the youth.  We called it “Group Howl”. Some youth are rambunctious/loud and some are quiet/shy. By doing “group howl” this allows the... Read more »