Welcome to California Odyssey of the Mind!!
When people ask me, “What is Odyssey of the Mind?” I tell them to imagine a combination of theater and problem solving with a creative twist. Through the writing of original scripts, the creation of costumes, props, scenery, and technical elements, teams of students work together to produce incredible solutions to creative problems while thinking “Beyond the Box!” Students with talents in many areas find a unique opportunity to showcase their gifts in script writing, costume creation, music, dance, visual arts, props and scenery construction, engineering, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, and more!
California OM has a long history of outstanding creativity, with teams competing at the regional, state, and international levels. Our state has 10 regions run by amazing regional directors who dedicate an incredible amount of time and energy to make sure our program runs smoothly for our 750 teams from Redding to San Diego.
Enjoy looking around our website – we have information about OM, galleries with photos and videos from our teams, information about forming a team in your area, opportunities for volunteers, and a link to make a donation if you would like to support our program.
Lynn Larsen, California Odyssey of the Mind State Director
Volunteer for the State Tournament TODAY
March 17, 2018
ONE WEEK until the California state tournament!! Every team is REQUIRED to provide a two-hour volunteer. And, if your team cannot provide a judge for the tournament, then you are required to fulfill two volunteer slots. Now that the schedule is out, there's no reason to delay signing up for your time. We can't run an efficient tournament without these volunteers, so please sign up today!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ca9ae2ea7ff2-2018 Questions About State Tournament?
March 14, 2018
Check out the state website. The answers can be found under the TOURNAMENT section on the home page. If you want complete detailed information it can be found at the top right of the home page under the STATE tab.
Questions about pins, food, maps, and more can all be found under the STATE tab.
If you need a step by step be sure and check out the PowerPoint presentation by the State Director. Go to the STATE tab, pull down menu to Important Forms and Info, then click on Teams Advancing to State Overview from State Director.
Also, for advancing team coaches, emails are being sent out directly to you. These are full of important information. Worth the read.
Check It Out!
Calomer High School Seniors Scholarship Reminder
February 15, 2018
Check it High School Seniors!
Apply for scholarships that are only available to Calomers
by going to the California state website and apply today if you have been in Odyssey for three years and one of those years is in high school. Due date March 1st.
Do not have to be participating in Calomer right now, but simply have participated one year during high school.
National Odyssey of the Mind has scholarships available thru Creative Opportunities. Apply TODAY!
http://www.creativeopportunities.org/ CLARIFICATION Deadline
February 8, 2018
Calling ALL Teams!
CLARIFICATION Deadline February 15th!
Have you read that problem over and over and over? Have you read it so many times that you know the ins and outs of what the problem is all about? Have you read posted clarifications that have been posted on the national website? THEN... have you read the 2018 Program Guide to clear up any questions? If you have done that and STILL have questions it may be time for a clarification. If your team needs a CLARIFICATION you
should do it NOW. The deadline is approaching fast!
CLARIFICATION Deadline February 15th!
Continue to check CLARIFICATIONS after the February 15th date as Clarifications are still posted after the submitting deadline.
Calomer Scholarships for California High School Seniors
December 28, 2017
Calomer Scholarships Program
Coaches and Division III High School Seniors:
California Odyssey of the Mind is excited to offer a scholarship program for Division III California High School Seniors. We invite participants to apply for the scholarships during their senior year of high school. The applicant must have been active on an Odyssey Team for at least three years and one of these years must have been in High School.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018. No exception.
The application for the scholarship online! An applicant can complete the entire process online.
Go to the following link to apply for the Calomer scholarships:
All the information needed to apply can be found at this link or the applicant can go to the TEAM tab at the top of this website to find CALOMER STATE SCHOLARSHIP. Applicants that are unable to apply online can find instructions on how apply by mail at the website or email us a Scholarship Question .
P.S. Be sure and purchase your raffle tickets for the quilt at the state tournament to support this scholarship program for future Calomers.