K-12

From day-long field trips to week-long leadership academies Outdoor Odyssey offers unmatched adventure based leadership programming for school age students. Our mission: safety and bonding in everything we do!

University

Our Facilities for university programming are unmatched! We will build a specific package for your needs ranging from a few hours to several days.

Mentoring

Our primary mission and the soul of our organization is our mentoring program. Since 1999 we have matched over 2500 mentors with thousands of youngsters from our area in South-Western Pennsylvania.

Corporate

No two teams are alike! Let us design your corporate offsite or conference to reach your goals and build your team!

Military

Our Leadership Series curriculum was designed by our founder Major General T.S. Jones, USMC (ret.) Courses are designed to meet your needs and can be applied to teambuilding and adventure based programming.

What's New

News & Updates

 

We are excited to welcome our first group of Marines of the New Year, February 8-14, 2015! Semper Fi Odyssey is a six-day, holistic transition-assistance event with a curriculum designed to get participants ready for life after military service while preparing them for success. Retreat sessions have between twenty-five and thirty-five participants attending each event. All participants will be grouped into teams of three to five and each team is assigned a Team Leader that is committed to each participant’s individual progress. Our veteran Team Leaders, many of whom have walked in the same shoes as our participants, are carefully screened volunteer business professionals who have successfully transitioned out of the military and into the civilian workplace.

 

Leadership Series

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Detailed Leadership Conference

Check out the New Leadership Conference Series found under the Corporate and University Pages. Customize your team building conference to meet the desires or goals of your business and/or professional group.

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It’s that time of year again! Looking for motivated, dedicated individuals who are ready to lead. Gain summer employment while building your resume with leadership skills. Go to our University Employment page to download, complete, and submit the two page job application. Or go to the link below…

http://www.outdoorodyssey.org/?page_id=921

Who We Are

Outdoor Odyssey is a multi-faceted nonprofit corporation founded in 1998. Our primary mission is to serve area youth with a mentor and provide these teams with a unique wilderness experience at our 500-acre Laurel Highland camp. We incorporate leadership skills, high adventure,and teambuilding into a week-long curriculum that sets the stage for a year of follow on activity between our mentors and their teams. We provide team builders to all organizations ranging from Corporations and Universities to High Schools and other clubs/teams. We pride ourselves on tailoring all of our team builders to meet your organization’s needs and goals. We strive to provide each group with top notch adventure programming, unrivaled leadership curriculum and superior service. The perfect teambuilder for your organization is just a contact away.

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T.S. Jones

 

History

Full Time Staff

Summer Staff

Testimonials

How We Do It

Outdoor Odyssey’s approach to experiential learning and teambuilding is quite unique.  While many high adventure outfits offer exhilarating experiences for individuals and teams they are missing one primary element.  We base everything that we facilitate on a set of leadership principles that apply to everyday work, life, and relationships.  Our goal is to build confidence in the individual while instilling ideas on how that individual can become a more effective leader.  Our focus is not only on building leaders but also on the team and how important communication, trust, cooperation, and acceptance of all members of any team is.

Facilities:

– Tailored Leadership & Teambuilding packages
– Various lodging options from rustic cabins to luxury lodges
– Conference Center for meetings/dining
– 60’ climbing complex with rappelling, 3 zip lines, climbing, leap of faith, and more
– 12 element Leadership Reaction Course

– 20 element High Ropes Course
– 12 element Low Ropes Course
– Sahalie Adventure Challenge Center – the area’s only indoor heated climbing and ropes facility
– Low Impact Initiatives for any age
– Orienteering and GPS

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Testimonials

“The Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps has partnered with Outdoor Odyssey for nearly 18 years; and in that time the Outdoor Odyssey staff has executed dozens of very affordable and exceptional leadership programs for our group, all in a beautiful outdoor setting. The staff worked hard to make our experience positive and dynamic every time. Our participants have stated that the programs they have attended at Outdoor Odyssey have not only been inspirational but have also been a unique experience that would be hard to replicate!”  
Carol Overly, PMSC AmeriCorps Program Director

Contact Us

Address

OUTDOOR ODYSSEY

450 BOY SCOUT ROAD

BOSWELL, PA 15531

Contact

814-629-6516

EMAIL@OUTDOORODYSSEY.ORG

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