Corporate

All professional teams possess unique personalities; no two are alike. Outdoor Odyssey, therefore, tailors course material to match the exact needs and mission profiles of each organization engaged. From no-impact to low-impact, moderate to high, we will build a set of activities that will accomplish your goals. Metrics for success are skillfully aligned with your stated objectives.

Your stay can be designed for a few hours or a few days; your particular needs drive program development. Our facilities and programs provide virtually unlimited potential for team and leadership development. With lodging, dining and conferencing options we will build your visit to achieve your goals.

Our Leadership Series for Corporate Development offers your team a wide array of choices that will fit your needs for seminar based leadership development. All parts of our Leadership Series curriculum can be supported with low to high impact team based activities.
Our Facilities offer many activities that are unmatched in our area including:

  • Tailored Leadership & Teambuilding packages
  • 60’ climbing complex with:       Rappelling      600’ zip line & dual racing zip lines – climbing walls
  • Low Impact Initiatives
  • Orienteering and GPS activities

  • Leadership Reaction Course
  • High Ropes Course
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Sahalie Adventure Challenge Center – the area’s only indoor climbing and ropes facility

Team Building

Outdoor Odyssey offers a wide range of team building experiences. While we offer many high adventure programming, not all team events are physically challenging. Many events are geared more towards mental flexing than physical strength or prowess. Our team building and adventure curriculum is designed to offer teams of employees a variety of opportunities to solve problems, support each other, develop communication skills, and learn to use each others strengths to build your team and bond more cohesively. Our events consist of a graduated series of programming designed to provide a dynamic learning environment. Participants learn the fundamentals necessary to establish and reach goals, trust one another, think outside of the box when solving problems, show genuine concern for each other, and to be effective communicators in the workplace. All aspects of Outdoor Odyssey team builders and adventure activities are tied back to the work place experience by our staff of trained facilitators. Ultimately participants are given new insights about themselves, their coworkers, and their effectiveness as a group.

Leadership Series

General: For the past 17 years, Outdoor Odyssey has developed and implemented customized leadership development and team building experiences for a wide range of organizations throughout the country, with an emphasis on educational institutions. The success of these experiences has enabled Outdoor Odyssey to collaborate with school districts of Pennsylvania (free of charge) to provide leadership development to a very select group of high school mentors who forge a bond with elementary-age youth in need at Outdoor Odyssey and then assist the youth throughout the academic year, impacting thousands since 1999.

A Sampling of Outdoor Odyssey’s Capabilities:

  • Team Building tied to the specific mission of the organization
  • Leadership Development reinforced by high adventure facilities and interpersonal initiatives
  • Facilitation of wide range of high adventure activities, leveraging indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Personal Assessment and Goal Setting
  • Life-long Planning Tool usable in any market or within any group
  • Complex organizational planning
  • Mentoring for individual or organizational investment: both for internal and external utilization
  • Power of commitments and tools to ensure growth within the organization
  • Personal and professional mission development: enhance organizational development
  • Warrior Ethos from a Marine: develop a winning ethos, while inspiring responsibility to others
  • Mental Fitness (brain training) and mindfulness from a grunt not a guru
  • The Cardinal Virtues Still Apply: building winners, regardless of the mission
  • Facilitation of conferences and off sites: reinforced by capabilities outlined above

Focus: “Outdoor Odyssey provides experiences that enable people to grow mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, becoming better citizens, employees and family members. Outdoor Odyssey’s “triad” of capabilities and resources (Leadership Academy, Lodges and Conference Center) reinforce these very important tenets. Accommodations range from Spartan (cabins in the woods) to very comfortable (Lodges and Conference Center); however, they are, by design, not oriented to pamper people but to facilitate growth. Although there’s NO shortage of resorts and facilities that pamper folks, there’s a DEFINITE shortage of venues that challenge folks and avail them an opportunity for personal and professional improvement. Meaningful improvement requires some level of sacrifice; that’s why many training and educational opportunities fail miserably. People are happy when pampered, but actual improvement is seldom experienced.” Growth begins when individuals and groups leave their comfort zone, seeking challenge and bona fide improvement.”

T.S. Jones, Major General, USMC (ret)

Founder/Executive Director of Outdoor Odyssey

tsjones@outdoorodyssey.org

High/Low Impact Activities

All professional teams possess unique personalities; no two are alike.  Outdoor Odyssey, therefore, tailors course material to match the exact needs and mission profiles of each organization engaged.  From no-impact to low-impact, moderate to high, we will build a set of activities that will accomplish your goals.  Metrics for success are skillfully aligned with your stated objectives.

Your stay can be designed for a few hours or a few days; your particular needs drive program development.  Our facilities and programs provide virtually unlimited potential for team and leadership development.

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

Corporate Clients

REI

University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania State University

Carnegie Mellon University

Temple University

California University of Pennsylvania

St. Vincent University

AmeriCorps

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Duquesne University

Frostburg State University

Villanova University

Shippensburg University

St. Francis University

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Point Park University

Juniata College

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Seton Hill University

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OUTDOOR ODYSSEY

450 BOY SCOUT ROAD

BOSWELL, PA 15531

Contact

814-629-6516

EMAIL@OUTDOORODYSSEY.ORG

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