Called "the coolest summer camp in Louisville," Camp Odyssey immerses children entering grades K-6 in the three main aspects of the Earth & Spirit Center mission: spiritual practice, compassion for others, and connection to the Earth. As they explore the woodlands and meadows of our 27-acre nature sanctuary, work and play with our artists, garden and environmental educators, chefs, yoga and meditation instructors, and musicians, kids come to understand how ecosystems work, where their food comes from, and how to be more mindful and compassionate toward themselves, others, and their surroundings. We have now expanded to a summer camp series. Weeks 1 & 2 will still be our original Camp Odyssey. We have now continued the Odyssey with two more weeks of fun and adventure. You can sign up for individual weeks or the entire series.
Weeks 1 & 2 – Camp Odyssey – The Big Adventure; Click here for more info
Week 3 – Odyssey - What's Growing On; Click here for more info
Week 4 – Odyssey -Adventures in the Great Outdoors; Click here for more info
Early Registration: $245 Week by May 1
Regular Registration: $280
Camp Odyssey Week 1 & 2 are FULL (Call if you would like to be on wait list)
Camp Odyssey Weeks 1 and 2- Ages Entering 1st grade to 6
Odyssey Continues Weeks 3 and 4- Ages Entering K to 4the grade
For cancellations received by May 1, all but a $60 processing fee is refundable.
Q: My kids have loved attending Camp Odyssey in the past, will it be the same this year or will you have different programming?
A: We have new instructors that will have new lesson plans. Weeks 3 and 4 have new concepts and new activities. We always try to vary our programming but stick to our mission of giving your children a way to connect to the Earth through arts, music, food, mindfulness and more!
Q: If I want my child to do multiple weeks of camp, which weeks do you recommend?
A: You can send your children to weeks, 2,3 & 4 and they will each have their own unique activities.
Q: Will the new camps (weeks 3 and 4) be smaller or similar in size and scope to the Big Adventure?
A: Weeks 3 and 4 will also have the same attendance cap which is 100 children.
Q: Can I request my child be placed in a group with a friend? How are groups formed?
A: We always accept requests for children to be placed with friends. Groups are formed by ages so if the children are not the same age, this will be more difficult but not impossible.
Q: What should my child bring to camp?
A: We ask you to bring a lunch without nuts, put sunscreen on your child, bring a water bottle with their name on it, wear shoes that can hike or get muddy, bring a hat if your child prefers that in warm weather.
Q: What do you do with the children in the event of poor weather?
A: We move indoors if we have poor weather.
Camper Expectation Agreement
Any child attending Camp Odyssey is expected to be kind, safe and respectful at all times. By registering for camp you acknowledge the following:
Camp Odyssey is committed to a safe educational environment for all of our campers and staff, free from harassment, intimidation or bullying. We focus on redirecting any inappropriate behavior, as well as using positive narration to help encourage appropriate behavior. A very important part of our program is giving children the opportunity to learn how to get along in the world, enjoy being with other children, problem solve and follow the direction of an adult other than their parents. A caring and positive approach will be taken regarding behavior management and discipline.
Camp Odyssey has a zero tolerance policy for hitting, fighting, bullying, verbal threats, destruction of property, and elopement (leaving their group) during our program. If these behaviors are exhibited the Instructors are trained to contact parents for immediate pick up depending on the severity of the incident.