Xavier’s Odyssey

I first met Xavier at our Family Empowerment Camp this past October. He seemed to be a pretty good kid. He was very excited to be out at the camp and even more excited for all the activities we had planned (especially fishing). After getting to know his mom a little bit, I learned more... Read more »

Jersey Mike’s Month Of Giving

March was the Month of Giving for Jersey Mike’s Subs Nationwide! Every March Jersey Mike’s collects donations for a local cause. Then, on the last day of the month, 100% of every dollar that is spent at local Jersey Mike’s stores is donated to that organization. And they mean 100%, not just profits. This year,... Read more »

Rock Climbing Basics – Outside Scoop

Do you want to know a sport you can do that you can get a cardio and muscle workout in? Rock Climbing!! We love this sport at Youth Odyssey because it is not only a workout, but it gets us out of our comfort zones. Rock climbing can be a very intensive and intimidating sport... Read more »

Youth Leader’s Spring Break Trip 2K18 Recap!

This year’s Youth Leades spring break trip took us to the land of tall pines and fresh water… all the way to East Texas… Daingerfield State Park to be specific! Day one we arrived late in the afternoon to our campsites. On the way to East Texas we played games, listened to music, ate Wingstop,... Read more »

No Time To Siesta, Let’s Fiesta!

Summer is coming fast and everyone here at Youth Odyssey is gearing up to make this summer super successful! We believe that camp has the power to change the lives of teens in major ways! Summer camp provides the ideal environment for growth because of its neutrality and opportunities to take safe risks. We also... Read more »

3 Real Ways You Can Change A Kid’s Life

As a kid, I was in almost every way average. That includes my average self-confidence. Once I was old enough to go to camp (about 6th grade) I was ecstatic. It was my first time away from my parents for an entire week. I was nervous but I couldn’t wait to have fun and make... Read more »

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! Summer camp registration is open! We are so excited to get our Summer 2018 season off to a great start because last year was so successful. Youth Odyssey is bringing back all of your favorite camps as well as the two camps that were new last year Girl’s Empowerment &... Read more »

St. Marks Ropes Course – Outside Scoop

Youth Odyssey has a Ropes Course! Did you know?! The Ropes Course is one of our favorite places to take the kids because of how much it stretches and grows them. A Ropes Course can be very challenging, but also very rewarding. We love to push ourselves as far as we can while relying on... Read more »

Parenting Corner- Discipline is Positive!

Welcome back to the Parenting Corner! This month I want to focus on the lovely concept of discipline. Though easy in theory, consistent discipline is often hard to do! What do I mean by discipline? It means having rules and a schedule! According to dictionary.com, the definition of “discipline” is “the practice of training people... Read more »

Meet Our New Team Member, Brad!

As many loyal followers know, our Program Director, Brian, left the team this past December. What you might not know is that Rick (author of our fabulous Outside Scoop blogs) has stepped up and taken over the role of Program Director. That left us the tasks of filling Rick’s facilitator position. Thus the search began... Read more »