Parenting Corner- Back to School

And just like that, school starts back up and the kids are out of the house again! We are full of hope and energy for this on coming school year! It is important to remember to help your child maintain a balanced lifestyle. When any person feels more confident, they tend to attract positive people... Read more »

What a Successful Summer!

This summer has been one crazy and fruitful season! We ran six housing programs, two recreation center programs, finished two home school programs, wrapped up Farm to Fork, and completed six week long summer camps. Talk about busy bees! We serviced a total of 173 youth this summer and we couldn’t have asked for better... Read more »

Girl’s Empowerment Camp

We ended our crazy awesome summer with Girl’s Empowerment Camp! It was chock full of amazing experiences and epiphanies that these girls will take with them for many moons to come!  We arrived at the Rockport Warriors United’s house at 2 pm on Tuesday. The girls were mostly quiet on the ride there, slightly nervous... Read more »

OutdoorsMen Camp

The OutdoorsMen Camp is back! We just had an amazing week jam packed of super fun activities! We were at a new location this year in Rockport, TX. Rockport Warriors United opened up their facility to us, and we were highly thankful! The OutdoorsMen camp focused on empowering young men to help propel them to... Read more »

Summer Camp Sponsor Shout Outs!

Summer has been a whirlwind of activity and growth! Let’s recap what has happened thus far and talk about what’s ahead! So far we have finished four out of six summer camps and five recreation center/ housing programs! Living Local, Backpacking Camp, Delta Adventure Camp and Canoe Camp were all extremely successful! OutdoorsMEN Camp is... Read more »

Canoe Camp 2018 Recap!

We just got back from one of our favorite camps of the summer, Canoe Camp. Youth Odyssey’s new location this summer was at Caddo Lake State Park! We first scouted the area during our spring break trip with our youth leaders back in March 2018. It was an amazing find, so we had to try this... Read more »

Garner State Park; A Campsite Review

Welcome to another Outside Scoop with the Youth Odyssey crew! This time we will be taking a look at Garner State Park and all the amenities it has to offer. Youth Odyssey takes kids to Garner all the time and it’s one of our favorite camping spots. So let’s break it down and talk about... Read more »

Parenting Corner- This One is for You Dad

The adolescent years are the time for self-discovery and defining the first version of who your youth will be. As we have talked about in previous blogs, the human brain doesn’t finish developing until a person is at least 25 years of age. Therefore, we go through many changes. Altering and becoming different versions of... Read more »

Meet Our New Team Member, Eddie

Did you know that we have a brand new team member? His name is Edward, Eddie for short. Eddie is a pretty cool guy and we are all looking forward to getting to know him better. He has been with us for about 2 weeks now and is enthusiastic, eager and loves to have fun.... Read more »

Sabine Backpacking Camp Recap!

This year, we took our backpacking camp to the Sabine National Forest! We mapped out about 15 miles of trail to hike on the “Trail Between The Lakes”. It would take us 3 days and 2 nights to conquer it all. I’ve taken some time to archive our journey to share with you so you... Read more »