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Artist in residence at OTC

Creativity runs through our veins at Odyssey Teen Camp. We pride ourselves on helping our campers expand their horizons, find their artistic passion, and channel that passion into a rewarding and meaningful artistic experience.

Now we are expanding our own horizons with the OTC Artist-in-Residency initiative. As part of this program, accomplished artists who are respected in their trades will spend several days at OTC instructing, inspiring, and infusing our campers with new perspectives from a professional’s point of view. Our Artists-in-Residence may include writers, directors, culinary artists, actors, and costume designers, to name a few.

Campers benefit

Campers benefit immeasurably by interacting with an Artist-in-Residence. No one is better qualified to provide teens with constructive, supportive, actionable feedback that will help them focus on their passion in ways they never dreamed possible. As a result of this feedback, teens gain confidence in their work and summon the will to take their artistic visions to new heights. They develop critical thinking skills and experience a boost in self-esteem. This program is simultaneously a confidence builder, an incubator for creativity, and a source of inspiration that teens will turn to time and time again, long after their summer at OTC has ended.

Campers assembled with artist in residence

Artist-in-residence, Jordan chats with campers

Will you help us build a world-class program?

A successful Artist-in-Residency program requires an unwavering commitment to excellence by OTC. Rest assured, that commitment will never be in short supply. But providing teens with a one-of-a-kind experience that will pay dividends for years to come also requires financial resources to attract the best artists. That’s where you can help us.

Transforming lives

Your gift to the Artist-in-Residency program will help us attract even more world-class artists to our camp, creating for your campers and future campers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that truly has the power to transform their perspectives on art, on life, and on themselves. The impact of your gift will transcend generations – and it just might inspire the next Warhol or Spielberg.

Apply to be an artist-in-residence

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Artist in residence working with teens at camp.

Our Generous Sponsors

The OTC Diversity Scholarship (sponsored by GC2B)

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Partial tuition will be awarded to five teenagers of color who identify as LGBTQ+. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 to 18.

Leonard Litz Foundation Scholarship

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A generous donation will help many teenagers who identify as LGBTQ+ and whose families need financial assistance to come to camp this summer.

Scope Foundation

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The scope scholarship fund will enable three teenagers whose families demonstrate financial need to attend camp free of cost to their families.

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Odyssey Teen Camp is a 501c3 not for profit organization