A community based on trust and love where teens make real, honest, and valuable friendships with so many different people. Teens are able to let their guard down, relax, laugh, and learn about themselves.
Emotionally and Physically
We provide campers the freedom they need to thrive while keeping them emotionally and physically safe. This is a safe space for teens to feel seen, respected, and supported.
Be Exactly Who You Are
Teens develop the confidence they need to have integrity and a sense of self that is not determined by the judgments of others.
Connection Through Trust
Each member of our community is an individual. Teens design their own program everyday. With over 50 different cool activities to choose from, campers can try out all sorts of new things.
Adam Simon is the founder and director of Odyssey Teen Camp. He lives in New York City with wife, Jena, a nurse practitioner, his 16 year-old stepson, Zubin, their two year old daughter, Aviva, and new puppy, Maple. Adam loves to play golf, tell jokes, eat pastrami sandwiches, and talk to people about camp. He likes to watch football, mostly when the Giants win. At camp he likes to: do yoga, watch talent shows, and witness campers and counselors making great friendships.
Home Away From Home
At our New York teen summer camp, campers stay in modern cedar log cabins. Each cabin has 6-8 campers and at least 1 counselor supervising at all times. All cabins are based on age and gender. Whenever possible, we accommodate bunk requests. All cabins are located within a short distance of showers and bathrooms. Check out the video below about cabin life at OTC.
Healthy, Organic, Delicious
Meals are always a favorite time of day at OTC. Teens can eat as much as they want. Our summer camp food always includes fresh salads, pasta bar, great vegetarian and vegan dishes, gluten and dairy free options. The meat we serve is free-range organic chicken and beef. We always have lots of fresh bread with peanut butter and jelly. In the afternoon and at bedtime, we often have snacks of fruit, cookies, and juice. We do everything in our power to accommodate special dietary choices. Watch the video below!
Our Summer Home
Odyssey Teen Camp
115 Camp Road
Holmes, New York 12531
an alternative camp
Odyssey Teen Camp began as Omega Teen Camp in 2003 in partnership with the Omega Institute. In 2014, the Omega Institute decided to leave the camp business. So Adam decided to continue the camp as Odyssey Teen Camp with the same mission: to provide teens ages 13-17 with the best summer of their lives. OTC is owned by CampGroup, which owns 17 premier private camps in the Northeast and Midwest.
News, Events, Stories
Become a part of our growing camp family. We can’t wait to see you this summer.
adam simon, camp director