stories and insights from our campers on making new friends and feeling accepted.
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some words from the camp director, Adam Simon
I knew personally as a teenager what it was like to let anxiety stop me from doing the things I wanted to do. I started this camp to create a space where teenagers would feel safe to exactly who they are.
While I do feel that Odyssey Teen Camp can be a very therapeutic experience for some teens, we are by no means a “therapy camp” for teens with severe challenges.
That said, I can’t think of many things better for any anxious teenager to do than to come to camp and make close friendships with a bunch of other kids who are just as anxious as they are.
Instead of feeling like a self-conscious outsider, you recognize you’re just a regular anxious teenager, not all that different from the other 175 anxious teenagers at camp. Being in a community where you feel seen, accepted, and loved by teens your own age and counselors who are a little older, (not ancient like their parents), can be a profoundly healing experience.
– Adam Simon
Camp Director/ Owner
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Adam Simon, camp director