Which Summer Camp is for Me?

  Summer camp season is just around the corner and we would like as many youth as possible to join the fun and adventures. The question is, which camp is the one(s) for me? Each camp is open to youth ages 10-17 and is six-days overnight in duration. The camps focuses on different themes, so we want to make sure... Read more »

The “One Speed” Woman: Polly Harris

Where do I begin? Polly Harris is a retired school teacher of 26 years who was also an assistant principal for 7 years but, if you ask me, she hasn’t actually retired just yet. Raised in Corpus Christi, Polly now owns her own insurance agency. Interestingly enough, Polly’s father was in the insurance business and so are her husband and... Read more »

February was Just the Tip of the Iceberg

  As you may know, Youth Odyssey held a variety of fundraisers during the month of February, all benefiting our summer programs for at-risk youth. First, we continued to use our online donation page to raise funds for our summer camps and programs. Second, we reached out to Geeks Who Drink and held a “Quiz for a Cause”... Read more »

Public Tantrums

We’ve all been there, either with your child or you’ve seen someone else’s; you’re in the grocery store and there’s a kid having a complete melt-down, screaming and refusing to do what they are asked. In that moment, with everyone watching, whom do you parent for? Is it for the child who has had enough... Read more »

Raising Money to Send Kids to Camp

For the month of February, Youth Odyssey has been focusing on raising funds so local kids can have the opportunity to attend our summer camps. We are offering four different camps: Nueces Delta Camp, Living Local Camp, On The Water Canoe Camp, and Hit the Trail Backpacking Camp. Unlike our school programs, the summer camps do cost money to... Read more »

Salute a Senior: Erick Gomez

Erick, is a senior at Moody HS and has been a part of Youth Odyssey for the past 8 years. He began his journey with us in 6th grade at Martin MS where he was a quiet, shy young man. As time progressed, he got more involved with the our program.  Erick soon came out of... Read more »

February Fundraisers!

Youth Odyssey is pushing for sponsorships and donations for our summer camp season. We want you to get as much bang-for-your-buck so we’ve scheduled three FUN Fundraisers for February. If you want to sponsor a youth but can’t make the events, you can donate here online: Click here to DONATE to YOUTH ODYSSEY CAMPS Send a Kid to Camp... Read more »

The Man Who Has Done It All but Isn’t Done Yet

Talk about a man of many hats! Jim Kunau has worked for the family business of windshield replacement, worked at a day care, ran a bar, drove a delivery truck, worked for a caterer, and as a medical equipment sales representative. He started working at a theme park while he was working on his college degree,... Read more »

Cracking the Code…

Attention seeking behavior, such as whining, temper tantrums, and yelling, cannot only be embarrassing but also emotionally draining. Empathize with them. This can be hard to do when your child is acting up, but it is important to remember your children are coming from a place of emotional immaturity. Empathizing does not mean giving them what they... Read more »

Impact or Numbers, 2015 Had Both

What a great year we had! As I look back on 2015 I am simply amazed at what we have accomplished.  We set the bar high for ourselves and knew that we would be stretching, stepping out of our own comfort zones.  “However, practice what you preach”; if our youth can do it so can... Read more »