CREATIVITY. TEAMWORK. INGENUITY. ARTISTRY.
For over 40 years, Odyssey of the Mind (OM) has empowered young people (K-12 + university) around the world to embrace their creativity, learn divergent-thinking skills, and contribute as part of a team to develop innovative solutions to open-ended problems. The program has a long history in California, with over 750 teams competing.
The skills acquired in Odyssey of the Mind help young people succeed in life and make them attractive candidates for university admission and internship/career opportunities. For participants, OM is a hands-on, engaging, and social experience. From robotics to acting, painting to engineering, coding to music, participants learn valuable new skills while having so much fun!
Best yet, OM is affordable: every young person has the opportunity to participate! Whether OM is run as a school activity, a community program, or a family/friend offering, OM is available to anyone and everyone who wants to join!
by Jim Mourey
"Never say you can't. Say you can but it will be difficult"
- Dr. Sam (Founder of OM)
Starting a Team
Generate interest in the Odyssey program.
If you would like more information please contact Membership Director, Cameran Haire, at email@example.com.
Any school, home school, or community group may purchase a membership from Creative Competitions, Inc at www.odysseyofthemind.com
Traditional International Membership – $290 Join now!
Pricing for the 2022-2023 season
Purchase a state membership from NorCal Odyssey Association for each Traditional Membership $80 * which is required to participate in the NorCal Odyssey of the Mind program.
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Each team competing in a Qualifying Tournament (replacing the Regional Tournament) pays a $75* registration fee per team. Participation in a Qualifying Tournament is required to advance to the State Tournament.
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Get started with your team. Get training for coaching and coordinating.
Pay NorCal State Membership
The state membership will register your group and allows for the membership to participate in California North. These funds are used to run the state tournament, train officials, and maintain the program in Northern California.
NorCal Odyssey Association Tournament
Find Your Regional Coordinator
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Find the Regional Coordinator who can assist you and your team with information and questions. Your Regional Coordinator is here to travel the season's journey with you. Don't hesitate to reach out anytime.
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Help Support Students
NorCal Odyssey is a non-profit organizations that runs on volunteer efforts. Help support the efforts of this organization to give Nouthern California students the opportunity to let their imaginations grow and be creative.