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Giving the Gift of “Magic” (The Gathering)

By Odyssey Teen Camp | November 10, 2021 |
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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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OTC is Rising Like a Phoenix From The Ashes

By Adam Simon | June 1, 2021 |
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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 years ago. The last ten years have been tough financially. For…

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What Social Justice Looks Like at Odyssey Teen Camp

By Adam Simon | March 25, 2021 |
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“What are the ideas that will liberate all of us? Science fiction is simply a way to practice the future together…practicing futures together, practicing justice together, living into new stories. It is our right and responsibility to create a new world.” -adrienne marie brown, Emergent Strategies: Shaping Change, Shaping Worlds In the summer of 2020,…

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Finding New Hope in Virtual Camp

By Adam Simon | May 28, 2020 |
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Update Nov. 2022: This is an old post from the pandemic. Odyssey Teen Camp is no longer offering the virtual camp because the real camp is now back in session. Please check out our camp activities page and definitely see the old video of Georgios & Chloe at the bottom of this post. It’s fun…

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From Apprentice to Dungeon Master: Odyssey’s First Camper-Led Intensive

By Adam Simon | April 12, 2018 |
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This next blog post comes to us from Richard DeVivo, a long-time camper who spent his final year at OTC leading an intensive on his own. His passion for Dungeons and Dragons turned into an ambition to lead a campaign as Dungeon Master for a small group of people at camp. Here’s what Richard has…

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MAKE MORE BAD ART! Fearlessness and Confidence-building at Odyssey Teen Camp

By Adam Simon | March 1, 2018 |
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This next post comes to you from one of our devoted staff members, Schu! She has been coming to camp for the past four years and now writes about her favorite intensive to teach: Fearless Art-Making—also known as MAKE MORE BAD ART! Shu’s story The first time I picked up a marker, I was not…

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Magic: The Gathering Card Game at Odyssey Teen Camp

By Adam Simon | February 14, 2018 |
6 young men at Odyssey Teen Camp showing off a rare card from a booster pack at Odyssey Teen Camp.

At Odyssey Teen Camp, we have a rich and diverse selection of classes for campers to choose from. One that has become very popular in the last few years is our Magic: The Gathering intensive, where campers get to play the game together in a week-long activity block. One of our counselors, Aaron, has been…

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A 14-Year Old Finds Compassion for Her Parents Through a Buddhism Workshop at Teen Camp

By Odyssey Teen Camp | February 5, 2016 |
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This next story comes from Shira. She talks about how her camp experience helped her find a new way of living she had only dreamed was possible. Shira’s story “Someone the other day asked me what the correlation between who I am, who I want to be, and who I think I should be was.…

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How a Shy Thirteen Year Old Girl Came to Teen Camp, Walked Through Fire to Find Her Courage, Voice, and a Wonderful Mentor

By Adam Simon | January 27, 2015 | Comments Off on How a Shy Thirteen Year Old Girl Came to Teen Camp, Walked Through Fire to Find Her Courage, Voice, and a Wonderful Mentor

  Firewalking her way to confidence at Odyssey Teen Camp Today’s story comes from Caroline, and we’re so grateful to her for sharing it. It always inspires us so much to see young women like Caroline come to teen camp and come alive with a renewed sense of self and confidence. But don’t take my…

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