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Teenagers are a Lightning Rod to Show us How we Are as a Society

By Adam Simon | November 2, 2022 | Comments Off on Teenagers are a Lightning Rod to Show us How we Are as a Society
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If teenagers are truly a lightning rod or a barometer to show us how our society is doing, then we know we have plenty of work to do, but we knew that anyway. Doesn’t it feel like our society is more polarized and maybe angrier than we have been in a long time? It feels…

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Packing For Summer Camp: An Insider’s Guide to Packing Smart

By Odyssey Teen Camp | May 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Packing For Summer Camp: An Insider’s Guide to Packing Smart
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The countdown before camp has begun, and while excited, you may be less than enthusiastic about packing. Whether you’re speed packing after diligent procrastination or slow packing far in advance, we’d like to share some tips and tricks for a smoother experience. First Things First: Something not to pack: electronics! From Zoom to Netflix, the…

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Gender Diverse Housing at Odyssey Teen Camp

By Adam Simon | February 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Gender Diverse Housing at Odyssey Teen Camp
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Our biggest question One of the biggest questions we get all year is how we assign campers to their cabins at OTC.  Unlike many other camps that decide to house based on the binary genders of “boys” and “girls,” we at OTC have chosen a different approach. We have listened to counselors and campers over…

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Giving the Gift of “Magic” (The Gathering)

By Odyssey Teen Camp | November 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Giving the Gift of “Magic” (The Gathering)
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  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 have to pretend…

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Telling Ourselves a Different Story 

By Adam Simon | October 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Telling Ourselves a Different Story 
Camper Performs at Talent Show

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 phones or all of the above. Usually, parents reluctantly…

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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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