Odyssey Summer Camp 2024 * Enrollment Opens Early February

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Gray Squirrels & Flying Squirrels Day Camp! (two groups)

When: June 11 – August 2nd

Times: 9am – 4pm

Where: The Odyssey School campus – 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC 28801

Who: Must be 5 years old by May 2024; rising Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Cost: To Be Released in February 

Camp is a great way to spend the summer!  Our youngest campers have plenty of time for free, creative play in our beautiful classroom centers. Every morning, children have the choice to play with small group games, building blocks, math manipulatives, pencil and paper, or an art project. Campers gather together in a daily circle to share stories, practice quiet time, and play together.  In addition, we offer swim time and outdoor play amongst the trees every day!  We also offer beginner swim lessons during camp! For more information, please email elesley@odysseycommunity.org.

Bobcats Day Camp!

When: June 11 to August 2nd, 9am-4pm

Where: The Odyssey School campus – 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC

Who: rising 2nd -3rd Grades

Cost: To Be Released in February

Camp is a great way to spend the summer!  Our campers have plenty of time for free, creative play in our beautiful classroom centers. Every morning, children have the choice to play with small group games, building blocks, math manipulatives, pencil and paper, or an art project. Campers gather together in a daily circle to share stories, practice quiet time, and play together.  In addition, we offer swim time and outdoor play amongst the trees every day! 

Red Wolves Day Camp!

When: June 11 to August 2nd, 9am-4pm

Where: The Odyssey School campus – 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC

Who: rising 4th – 5th Grades

Cost: To Be Released February

Camp is a great way to spend the summer! With enough time for free, creative, unbound play among our hundreds of trees and in our swimming pool, campers have energetic early morning dance parties in the gym, get active with our basketball hoops and tennis courts, play together in group games, and still find the time for a little quiet relaxation.  

Otters Day Camp!

When: June 11 to August 2nd, 9am-4pm 

Where: The Odyssey School campus – 90 Zillicoa St. Asheville, NC

Who: rising 6th -7th Grades

Cost: To Be Released February

Camp is a great way to spend the summer!  With enough time for free, creative, unbound play among our hundreds of trees and in our swimming pool, campers can be seen throwing energetic early morning dance parties in the gym, getting active with our basketball hoops and tennis courts, playing together in group games, creating together in design challenges, and still finding the time for a little quiet relaxation.  We offer swim time every day. 

Mountain Lions especially will enjoy more independent time, have a greater voice in choosing their own games and activities. The older group will also take more walking trips from camp, heading toward the Botanical Gardens to enjoy the wildlife or toward Montford park to play group games in a large field.

Magic: The Gathering (card game camp)

Magic: The Gathering is returning, back by popular demand! Odyssey is teaming up with local game store, The Gamer’s Haunt, for a fifth year to provide a safe place for kids to build and test their skills, make new friends, and have fun.

Magic: The Gathering is a camp designed for campers interested in the strategic trading card game Magic: The Gathering. Whether you are new to Magic: The Gathering, or a long-time player, Magic Camp has something for everyone. As a game, Magic helps players develop close reading skills, logical thinking, social skills, math skills and creativity. Campers in the beginner and intermediate groups will spend each morning at Gamer’s Haunt, then return to Odyssey in the afternoon for swimming and active play. The advanced group will spend the whole day at Gamers Haunt and will have pick up there.

SUBJECT to CHANGE: This year we are offering three different Magic Camp experiences:

Week 1 is geared towards newer players aged 8-13. Campers will learn how to build a deck, draft, sideboard, and play strategically. The week will culminate in a Standard tournament in which players will compete for Magic The Gathering prizes such as a playmat, deck boxes, and sealed packs. Campers who attend one or more weeks will receive a Magic Camp t-shirt. $350/ week

Week 2 This week will be geared toward intermediate players, although it is open to anyone aged 8-13 and will focus primarily on the Commander and Pauper formats. Campers will learn how to build a 100 card commander deck and have the chance to try out older formats. In this week, every camper will get to build a new Commander deck as well as draft the Commander Legends set to help build their collection. $350/ week

Week 3 will be for Advanced Magic the Gathering players focusing on deck building and advanced play strategies, including older formats like Modern, Legacy, and Commander. The advanced section is for campers aged 11-16 who have prior experience with playing Magic. $350/ week

Great Horned Owls / Junior Camp Counselors

Are you or your child aged 12+ interested in becoming a Junior Camp Counselor? Send a resume and letter of interest to Rebekah Walker, rwalker@odysseycommunity.org. We are calling our Junior Counselors “Great Horned Owls”. We ask that these students register $275 / week or $215 4-day week. More details soon, but benefits include:

  • Swim, lead games and generally have a blast with younger students
  • Odyssey Camp Director will write a letter of recommendation and document volunteer hours
  • If enrolled by May 31st, junior counselors will receive first aid training
  • Free t-shirt!