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!


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


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.


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


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.

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What a great weekend! Not only did we have 30+ mentor teams arrive for the overnight refresher, we had an additional 25+ teams attend a trip to the Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center! From arts and crafts to team building to rock climbing, our kids had a fun-filled adventurous weekend. Thank you goes out to Tickets for Kids Charity of Pittsburgh for the generous donation of tickets to the Carnegie Science Center. The joy brought to these children’s lives is an everlasting memory of friendship and family created through Outdoor Odyssey and Staff. Wishing everyone all the best this holiday season. “3-Most”

Leadership Series

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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.


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



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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.


– 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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We travel a long way at great expense and effort from Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida to Outdoor Odyssey in Pennsylvania. The reason we do so is because we believe General Jones and his carefully selected staff at Outdoor Odyssey reinforce the mission of our school and help us mold the character of our young men and women more effectively than anyone anywhere. The facilities are perfect for achieving our objective, the staff is unsurpassed in inspiring our students, and the leadership of Outdoor Odyssey is extremely receptive in customizing a program to meet our unique needs. There are probably places closer to Florida that we could use, but Outdoor Odyssey has proven that they are without peer and we won’t settle for second best for our students.
Warren Hudson President, Lake Highland Preparatory School (PreK-12th grade coed day school with an enrollment of 2,000 students, dedicated to graduating student academically prepared for college and morally grounded for life’s challenges.)

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