What We Do.

Outdoor Odyssey’s approach to experiential learning and team-building is quite unique.  While many high adventure outfits offer exhilarating experiences for individuals and teams, they are missing one essential element.  We base everything we do 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.


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!



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

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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.

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African Odyssey

African Odyssey is a Friends in the West International youth mentoring and leadership program designed to impact children of the African Children's Choir and Music for Life. In 2015, we sent a mobile training team to South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, and Uganda to kick start the program. The African Odyssey leadership curriculum is modeled after that of the primary Outdoor Odyssey Leadership Academy. 



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


Military + Dependents

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.