The OTC Chronicles Stories From a Unique Summer Camp

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Learning What it Means to Be Alive at Summer Camp

By Adam Simon | January 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Learning What it Means to Be Alive at Summer Camp
Leanna smiling wide

There’s something about being at teen camp that’s hard to put the finger on. Everything seems to happen faster while we’re just relaxing and getting to know one another. What follows is an email Leanna sent us about what camp has meant to her: friendships, fulfillment, and family. We’re so glad she overcame her hesitation…

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The Sweetest Sound I Ever Heard – At Odyssey Teen Camp

By Adam Simon | January 12, 2016 | Comments Off on The Sweetest Sound I Ever Heard – At Odyssey Teen Camp
Alma with her pink hair at camp

Hello, friends of Odyssey Teen Camp. As is our weekly tradition, we’d love to share a story from one of our summer camp family. This time we’ll hear from Alma, who shared this story with us. It’s her college essay, and the prompt was, “What was the sweetest sound you ever heard?” We think it’s…

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Is Odyssey Teen Camp Right for You?

By Adam Simon | December 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Is Odyssey Teen Camp Right for You?
Georgios with his friend Lisa

In 2002, our first year running OTC, a 15-year-old boy named Georgios showed up. He was a unique, intelligent, free-spirited, inspirational young man. Georgios has been coming back to camp for the past thirteen years, leading some of the most interesting and vital activities and discussions for teenagers from all walks of life. He has…

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“Truly, it Felt Like Magic.” One Mom’s Take on Odyssey Teen Camp

By Adam Simon | May 6, 2015 | Comments Off on “Truly, it Felt Like Magic.” One Mom’s Take on Odyssey Teen Camp
Teens flexing with confidence

Thriving with new confidence and forming new friendships at camp Every so often, we’ll get unsolicited emails from parents telling us how much teen camp has meant to them and the campers they send to us. This is one such occasion. When you get a group of well-meaning teenagers together, the magic really does happen.…

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How a Self-Described “Chronically Shy” 15-Year Old Became Empowered at Teen Camp

By Odyssey Teen Camp | March 25, 2015 | Comments Off on How a Self-Described “Chronically Shy” 15-Year Old Became Empowered at Teen Camp
Jill making a silly face

Coming to camp for the first time can be scary. You might only know 1 other person at first. You might not know anyone. But the power of leaving the rest of the world behind for a short period of time is that we’re all in this thing together. That’s what Jill found when she…

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A Non-Profit Overnight Summer Camp For Teens Ages 13-18
Located in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

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