Janus Youth Programs, formerly our fiscal sponsor, continues to support Camp Odyssey through administrative assistance. Janus has been changing lives and building futures for children, youth and families in Oregon and Washington since 1972. Janus is committed to delivering innovative community-based programs, reaching nearly 36,000 children, youth and families yearly, as one of the largest nonproﬁts in the Northwest.
The American Leadership Forum (ALF) pledges to consider Camp Odyssey as a priority program for its leadership network outreach efforts and will provide ongoing information regarding Camp Odyssey to ALF senior fellows to solicit resources, contacts, and linkage for the next five years (starting 2012). The ALF Service Opportunities committee commits to serving as the conduit to the ALF network for Camp Odyssey staff/board. ALF brings a diverse range of corporate, public and non-profit leaders together to build effective networks of collaboration, service and community throughout the state.
The Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center of the University of Oregon commits to helping recruit student interns from ADR program, to design and deliver conflict resolution curriculum through workshops and trainings, and to invite staff and youth to relevant events that occur year-round. The ADR Center houses the Master’s Degree in Conﬂict and Dispute Resolution program, the Oregon Oﬃce for Community Dispute Resolution, the Competition Not Conﬂict project, and the Public Policy Collaborative, a partnership with Portland State University.
The Black United Fund of Oregon (BUFOR) Executive Director, Adrienne Livingston will help to market the Camp Odyssey opportunity with the Foundation's minority youth and their youth organizations network.
The Collins Foundation awarded funds to Camp Odyssey for the 2012-13 cycle. They exist to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to the religious, educational, cultural, and scientific endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state.
• ASara Yada, Grants Administrator
The Equity Foundation not only supported Odyssey with a grant, but included Camp Odyssey in their Workplace Giving Campaign. Joey Kerns Programs Director, will help to market the Camp Odyssey opportunity with the Foundation's LGTBQ youth and their organizations network. The Equity Foundation has existed since 1989 to eradicate prejudice against sexual and gender minority communities as well as other diverse communities around Oregon. It builds communities that advance the dignity and worth of all people.
GEAR UP commits to work with Camp Odyssey to identify appropriate students from their rural based schools to participate in Camp Odyssey each summer for the next three years. GEAR UP will work with Camp Odyssey staff to determine the number of students to participate and the funding mechanism for these students.
The Inn Home for Boys commits to providing 1-2 staff member and up to 3 youth to Camp Odyssey, as available, per year starting 2012. Screening and selection of youth and staff members are reserved by Camp Odyssey.
John and Linda Shelk Foundation contributed funds to support the revival of Camp Odyssey. The John and Linda Shelk Foundation help nonprofits work more effectively in Crook, Grant and Wheeler counties. They are on the ground researching the needs, distributing information and providing technical assistance to nonprofits.
Latino Network committed to educating the youth in our programs about Camp Odyssey and sent up to three student participants in 2012.
Maslow Project is committed to doing outreach to the youth in our local program as well as youth in Southern Oregon on behalf of Camp Odyssey, in an effort to get at least 2-3 youth from Southern Oregon to attend. Maslow Project also commits to loaning one of our junior employees, trained to work with a diverse population of youth, as a camp staff person for the 2012 camp, contingent upon that person's application and availability for Camp. Maslow Project is a nationally-recognized outreach program and resource center that works with families, schools, and social service agencies to break down barriers to success faced by more than 1,400 homeless youth in the Rogue Valley.• Mary Ferrell, Executive Director
commits to work with Camp Odyssey to further Odyssey's vision to create a just and equitable society. MSD specifically commits to work directly with Camp Odyssey to recruit campers from Medford schools and will work in conjunction with Camp Odyssey to recruit campers form other schools in the region.
supports the efforts of Camp Odyssey and commits to the following as available: meeting space, recycled Metro paint, coordination with Metro's Diversity Manager to share areas of emerging interest, consideration by Metro Leadership to serve one or more advisory roles for The Piece, Metro's environmental educators for consultation, and Metro's volunteer coordination if there is desire for a volunteer event.
(MCC) reaffirms its recognition of Camp Odyssey as a community partner, and will work collaboratively with the latter to support its programmatic and other needs. MCC creates a community for students through multicultural programming in an environment conducive to enhancing student success through collaborative cultural, educational and social experiences.
Namaste: Organization Transformation, through Hector Roche will provide consultation and facilitation services for The Piece related to board development, strategic planning and team building for three years.
• Hector Roche, Owner
Northwest Health Foundation (NWHF) is working with Camp Odyssey to support building the program’s infrastructure. Northwest Health Foundation is a nonproﬁt foundation that seeks to advance, support, and promote the health of the people of Oregon and southwest Washington. They achieve their mission through a variety of means, including grantmaking, technical assistance and training, convening, commissioning research, and supporting policy advocacy.
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) awarded a grant to support Camp Odyssey through the 2012-13 cycle dependent upon Odyssey securing the balance of the project budget.
• Megan Schumaker, Program Officer for Community Grants and Funds
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) working through Margaret Carter will identify three foster youth to participate in Camp Odyssey each summer for three years. Funding at the rate of $1500/youth will be sought each year and provided as available. DHS is Oregon's principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The Oregon Leadership Institute (OLI) of Rogue Community College (RCC) commits to educating the youth in our local program about Camp Odyssey and doing outreach to the larger OLI network on behalf of Camp Odyssey. The program instructor of OLI RCC will participate on the Camp Odyssey curriculum feedback group and will support program logistics as time allows.
Oregon Mentors commits to raise awareness about Camp odyssey with young mean and women through Oregon Mentors' statewide network of 90 mentoring programs for three years. Should Camp Odyssey decide to develop an electronic mentoring program for alumni, Oregon Mentors will provide access to the latest research on electronic mentoring and technical assistance. Oregon Mentors is the statewide partnership for youth mentoring programs serving nearly 100 programs in almost 500 sites across the state.
Oregon Solutions designated Camp Odyssey as one of its projects with the Governor of Oregon's approval. Oregon Solutions provides a high-level collaborative and elevated forum of diverse individuals/organizations to attract resources and are committed to the long-term success of Camp Odyssey. Oregon Solutions is based at Portland State University and has worked on 60 projects throughout the state.
• Laurel Singer Strair, Program Manager
Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) commits to send up to three youth and contribute up to $4,500 per hear to The Piece dba Camp Odyssey for four years (starting 2012), contingent upon successfully securing a camp venue on an annual basis. OYA's goal is to help youth offenders lead crime-free lives and become productive members of their communities.
Pacific Power agreed to prove $3000 to sponsor two campers for Camp Odyssey XIV. Pacific Power is one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.7 million customers in six Western states as Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California) and Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho).
Portland General Electric (PGE) agreed to provide $3000 to sponsor two campers for Camp Odyssey XIV. PGE is a fully integrated electric utility that serves about 822,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.
• J. Kregg Arnston, Manager, Community Affairs & External Communications
The Standard (Standard Insurance Company) commits to contribute $7,500 per year to The Piece dba Camp Odyssey for three years (starting 2012), contingent upon successfully securing a camp venue on an annual basis. This funding is intended to provide support for five Camp Odyssey students per year.
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette will continue to support Camp Odyssey's work by providing volunteers and financial sponsorships as available; promoting their youth development diversity and inclusion work; and providing a venue free of charge for their year-round gatherings in Portland. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette's goal is to create lasting changes that will help children gain skills in school and life, help families and individuals become financially stable and independent, and help people achieve physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.