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Giving the Gift of “Magic” (The Gathering)

Giving the Gift of “Magic” (The Gathering)

  I freshly remember my first experience with Magic: the Gathering (shortened to Magic for the rest of this post) at OTC. Here I am, a 13-year-old kid so far tainted by society that I start my first summer at camp trying to find out where I “fit in” and who I...

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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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Our Summers Save Lives

Our Summers Save Lives

20 years ago, when I started Odyssey Teen Camp, I could not have imagined the impact this camp would have on my life as well as thousands of other people's lives. A safe space The concept was simple - create a summer camp for teenagers where they were safe from...

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