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a 501c3 nonprofit overnight camp for teens 13-18 in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. 

poets, artists, LGBTQ+, theatre kids, gamers, hippies, goths, shy kids, activists, punk rockers, geeks, nerds… can express themselves and embark on their own personal odyssey of self-discovery.


Campers tell it like it is in these teen testimonials. Hear why teenagers from all over the world join us each summer and what keeps them coming back.

“This camp is the closest thing to Hogwarts that I can find for my daughter.”

– Pamela K, Oakdale NY

“Odyssey Teen Camp is a rare find. It’s like a giant decompression chamber in nature.”

– Kim D, Hempstead NY

“Your shy, struggling, march-to-their-own-beat child will feel completely and totally accepted.”

– Betsy C, Meadowbrook PA

“OTC is out of this world for campers and parents. It is safe, welcoming, and caring”

– Stacey P, Brooklyn NY

“This is the first time where my son said he felt completely comfortable to let go and be his true self.”

– Michelle B, Danbury CT


Telling Ourselves a Different Story 

Telling Ourselves a Different Story 

Learning from disappointment and frustration When a camper wants to call home after only being there for a few days, they usually ask their parents to come and get them. They are tired from walking; they don’t love the rustic camping lifestyle; they miss their cell...

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OTC is Rising Like a Phoenix From The Ashes

OTC is Rising Like a Phoenix From The Ashes

"Cosmic Phoenix Rising" by Laura Milnor Iverson I don’t know the story of that phoenix very well, but I think it’s about renewal, resurrection, transformation, strength, and all sorts of things that sound really good to me. I started Odyssey Teen Camp about twenty...

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The Gift of Being A Non Profit Summer Camp

The Gift of Being A Non Profit Summer Camp

I asked my wife while we were walking our dogs the other day, why I didn’t make OTC a non-profit years ago, and she said “you were always so busy planning for summer.” I thought, “oh, yeah, I remember that,” but if I knew then what I know now, I would have focused...

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Adam Simon, camp director
Tax ID: 82-4842206

Odyssey Teen Camp

56 Lincoln Ave, Ardsley, NY 10502 

Odyssey Teen Camp is a 501c3 not for profit organization