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Massimo’s story – how he came to teen camp and felt right at home

The following story was shared with us from Massimo – a beloved summer camper who came to OTC and came out of his shell. We’re so appreciative of him sharing his story!

From Massimo himself

“I haven’t ever been to an environment as beautiful as Odyssey Teen Camp. Although I was very nervous my first year I immediately felt so comforted when I saw the art hut and as I sat down and drew and talked to this amazing counselor, Natalie, my nerves settled. This will be my third year back and I am so happy about the impact Odyssey Teen Camp has had on me. This one camp has taught me to be courageous, outgoing, comfortable in my own skin and calm when handling situations. I first realized my interest in photography here as well and I got to 100% immerse myself in art and meditation and fun quirky activities I guarantee you cannot find ANYWHERE else.

When I got back from camp the first year I couldn’t even find words to describe how out-of-this-world this camp was, it was filled with lovable people and the amount of love and knowledge that had been passed on to me was incredible. I have met my closest friends at camp and even when camp isn’t in session meeting up with them and even video-chatting with them feels so special because they are so nice to emotionally connect with. Every year when I return to camp I feel like a new person because I’ve got some new interests and qualities and such; it is just so nice to meet new people and be proud of who you are and share it with someone else. This camp has taught me so much more than I ever expected and signing up for it was no doubt the best choice I have EVER made.”

We’re so glad you made the decision too, Massimo!

So, what do you think? Are you, or is anyone you know, interested in making lifelong friends and exploring artistic interests at teen camp? If so, you’re in luck. We have our last open house this Sunday at 2pm, and we still have some spots available if you want to go ahead and register today. What have you got to lose?

Odyssey Teen Camp is located a little more than an hour from New York City. Come check us out!

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