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 »

Summer Camp Season is Well Underway!

Youth Odyssey has finished it’s first summer camp of the season, our Nueces Delta Camp. Each day focused on a different activity with the goal of “opening minds and expanding horizons”.  This was achieved through numerous outdoor adventures that drew individual participants into a supportive, cohesive team. The first day consisted of getting-to-know-you games, setting up camp,... Read more »

Our Youth Give Back!

In 2008, our youth-mentors were looking for a way to “give back to the community that has given them so much (community support to keep our programs free for families)”. Thus, a partnership with the City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation and the Audubon Society was established and Youth Odyssey adopted Blucher Park. Here’s a link... Read more »

The Power of Standing Out

Anyone who has dared to step out of their comfort zone, to try something new, or to take a risk, will ultimately stand out.  Sometimes for the good and sometimes the opposite. Either way, it’s how we grow.  It’s how we change the world, one person at a time (and that person, first and foremost... Read more »


For the past four years, Youth Odyssey has been partnering up with Homeschoolers Unlimited Texas (HUT).  We help enhance their curriculum through our Adventure Challenge programming, complete with numerous adventures along the way. A typical HUT program spans over the course of the regular school year, and like our school programs, it just come to an end. We had a great... Read more »

Summer Camp Sponsors Shout Out!

Every year Youth Odyssey approaches local and national businesses to see if they would be interested in corporate giving to help support the local community through our organization. This year we have outdone ourselves. We had a goal of raising $40,000 for our 2016 summer camps and programming and, with the help of giving individuals and large donations from companies... Read more »

Call to Action: Volunteers Needed

As one can imagine, our Youth Odyssey staff are pretty busy year-round.  The demand for our programs continues to grow each year.  You may have heard the phrase, “Volunteers are the lifeblood of a non-profit”.  This is absolutely correct! Volunteers bring fresh perspectives, life experiences, and energy.  They lend an extra set of eyes and... Read more »

Summer Program Line Up

With our summer camps filled to the max and just around the corner, Youth Odyssey is excited to turn its’ focus on our summer programming schedule. This summer Youth Odyssey has partnered with housing projects and recreation centers here in the Coastal Bend to provide five-full programs and five-pilot programs. A full program generally spans... Read more »


This past 2015-2016 school year was a busy one. In total Youth Odyssey had the pleasure of partnering with seven different middle schools in the Corpus Christi Independent School District. Our school programs consisted of after-school and in-school programs where we worked with 6th-8th graders, teaching life skills through adventure education programming. Life skills programming... Read more »