Odyssey will be closed from Friday, June 30th through July 4th
We look forward to welcoming scholars back on at 8:30am on July 5th. Happy 4th of July!
Helping Students Discover Careers
Why is Odyssey free?
Amazing sponsors & donors pay tuition.
How can I attend Odyssey?
The first step is to apply by the deadline.
Can I be a volunteer?
Yes! We have several volunteer opportunities.
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Odyssey: Atlanta’s Alternative to Summer Camp
Odyssey, a summer program with a proven track record, works with motivated public school students to help improve their school performance and instill a love for lifelong learning. Targeting Atlanta Public Schools students in rising grades 1 to 12 from disadvantaged communities, Odyssey offers an educational six-week summer camp experience for nearly 400 students, focusing on STEAM — science, technology, art, engineering, and math — through a curriculum grounded in Project Based Learning. Odyssey encourages students to embark upon a quest for knowledge and a journey toward higher education.
Offering educational enrichment to children who might otherwise not have access to these experiences has always guided Odyssey’s program. All programs are offered for only a $35 registration fee as a sign of a family’s commitment, with the rest of the student’s tuition paid by donors. Classes are held on the campus of The Westminster schools. Transportation from local elementary schools or the Arts Center MARTA station is provided, as are lunch and snacks. Elementary children also receive breakfast.
Odyssey’s program targets “middle third” students: those students who may need the extra push, the nurturing environment, and the sense of community that a multi-year summer program like Odyssey can provide. We focus on families from Title 1 schools for whom education is important and on students who are willing to make the commitment to Odyssey for multiple summers.
Odyssey’s summer school curriculum exposes students to concepts they covered during the school year but in a more creative, and rich, and experimental environment. Our goal is to make a measurable impact on the academic achievement, career aspirations, and lives of Odyssey students. Odyssey’s Scholars develop lasting friendships, a boost in confidence, and a life-long love for learning.