“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. Teens get this reputation for being surly or distant – but most are yearning for connection and positivity. They need to be in a safe place to experience it.

Letter from an OTC Mom

“It would not be an exaggeration to say that our daughter found her two weeks at [Odyssey Teen Camp] life-changing. In fact, she used those very words to describe her experience.”

“Finally, she was around people who understood her. Finally, she could express and explore who she is deep inside without fear of ridicule or condemnation. Finally, there were fun and exciting offerings that spoke to her and helped her grow. Finally, she could thrive in a non-competitive environment–sing, dance, paint, do chakra yoga, participate in rituals, be in nature, heal, and support others in their journeys.

She bonded closely with a number of campers and counselors even though those two weeks were her first and last at OTC. We feel blessed to have discovered your teen camp, and were so glad you had such a wonderful web presence with fantastic videos. Those are what sold us on trying the OTC experience; we were not disappointed.

When at the end of two weeks my husband and I drove to pick up our daughter, we expected a quick loading of the car and return home. Instead, we spent well over an hour while our beaming, glowing, radiant child introduced us to, I don’t know how many counselors and teens with whom we ended up having fascinating conversations. Truly, it felt like magic.”

Come experience the magic for yourself

We really hope you’ll come and take a chance on a magical camp experience with us this summer. Come and be radiant. Sing, dance, paint – and make friendships that might last a lifetime. Check out our activities

Find out about Odyssey Teen Camp

A great place for teens to be exactly who they are in a community that celebrates diversity. 

Adam Simon, Odyssey Teen Camp Director

Adam Simon

I'm Adam Simon. I started teen camp eighteen years ago with the vision of creating a space where teenagers would know they are safe from bullying or negative judgments and would feel free to show who they really are and to become their best selves. Let's connect, discuss, and engage...
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Find Out About Odyssey Teen Camp

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