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Summer Lovin’ – Let’s get outside! (But first a few important notes.)


Tell me and I will forget.  Show me and I may remember.  Involve me and I will understand.  ~Chinese Proverb 

Summer Promotion:  Mention our “SUMMERNOW2016” offer to book any program for 10% off before June 30th. 

25 Years and Lot of Heart 

Odyssey has stood the test of time as we celebrate our 25th year in the business of teambuilding, ropes courses and motivational speaking. We believe that one of the things that make us stand apart is our amazing staff. Our staff receives many levels of training so that we are prepared to facilitate programs. However, you can teach all the hard skills, and the soft skills, but what you can’t teach is heart. Each of our facilitators and staff has an amazing amount of heart that they put into everything they do. We look for solid people who will deliver programs with deliberate intention, a warm smile and a kind heart.

Note from Odyssey for Youth’s Program Director:  

“Before Odyssey, I worked for an adventure therapy program where we focused on helping students achieve their therapeutic goals. It’s been rewarding incorporating the skills I acquired there, as we design programs that fit the individual needs of groups we work with at Odyssey. No group is the same and it’s really special when you hit that Ah-Ha moment. I am inspired as I see the real work that is done by teachers and mentors who support students every day. And it’s a privilege when they tell me how impactful it was to have someone come in and provide an outside perspective. Watching the spark that an Odyssey program can provide, evoking both thought and emotion, is my greatest joy.”  - Tevra Blankenship
Hot off the presses in Chico, CA: Free Use of a Camping Trailer in Northern California for Groups, through California State Parks  
Free camping supplies for you to use! The state parks have petitioned to get access to “Fam Camp”, a program which allows groups access to a fully stocked camping trailer for your groups to utilize. Training is inexpensive through the California State Parks Program; sign up to have access to this opportunity! There are even Youth empowerment programs at a bargain rate of $25 per student!  

At Odyssey for Youth we are always on the lookout for awesome programs that can help schools, groups and leadership teams gain valuable experiences even if they aren’t through us.  

 If you are looking for a little more teaming in your experience, we will even compliment your camping experience by coming out and doing our teaming program at your site!  

Games that matter – tips and tricks 

Question: What is the main difference between an amusement park and a teambuilding experience? 

Answer: Intentionality. (Climbing a tree becomes much more than climbing a tree when you talk about it.)  


Facilitators Tip of the Month:

Facilitators have a process which makes each experience count. These processes or techniques can be used in the classroom.  You’ve just completed an amazing game or activity and now it’s time to talk about it. How do you get the most out of the discussion?   Facilitators use tools to get meaning out of the experiences they lead participants through.  You can lead this activity in pairs, groups or even play another game when you debrief. 

What / So What/ Now What
  • What: (i.e. What did we just do? How did it go? What was hard about it? Easy?)
  • So What: (i.e. What can we learn from the experience? What did you learn about yourself?)
  • Now What: (i.e. How can we take this learning and apply it to parts of our everyday life- workplace, family, classroom. How will this experience change you going forward?) 


  • Don’t forget about booking your fall programs before you check out to relax. They are filling up fast.  
  • Use the coupon SUMMERNOW2016 to book any program for 10% off before June 30th.  
  • ROPES COURSE TIME!! This fall is already booking up, so make sure you schedule your dates soon.  


Camping and a Ropes Course:  In pure Odyssey Style, we are always creative. Did you know that there is a beautiful lakeside campsite less than 10 miles from Odyssey Paradise Course called Lime Saddle? Make your Odyssey experience a multi-day adventure. We’ll even come to your site if you would like to arrange for a powerful, day and a half training.  

Bigger Picture Odyssey: Imagine every member of your school paints one 4” x 4” tile and when you put them all together, it makes an amazing work of art. True collaboration is a beautiful thing. Choose an image and allow our graphic designers to design you a beautiful mural that your students can paint! It’s a teambuilding program that the school can keep as a representation of their collaboration.  

Large or Small: Did you know we have a Ropes course out at Richardson Springs (Chico, CA) and one in Saratoga, CA too? We can accommodate large or small groups. Give us a call and we’ll always try to see what we can do to make it happen.  

New Referral Program! If you refer a group to us, and they book, get $200 off your next program! If you refer 2 groups, $400 and so on! Keep referring and your program could be free! We are ok with that. Our long term clients are the lifeblood of our youth division and we appreciate the support you lend us in sharing your experience with others.  

UP NEXT:                              

Camp Royal: Odyssey for Youth runs an annual program through Rotary District 5160. By the end of camp, we predict that 350 out of 350 students will say they just went through a life changing experience. Check our Face book page at the end of June to see the pictures. Go to to get a view of last years’ experience. 

New Educator Odyssey: This is a workshop just for educators which incorporate how to use our “Treasure Chest Facilitator Tools”.  These tools help create a consistent, cohesive culture in the classroom.  

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