Odyssey of the Mind is the original problem solving program in the country and was founded in 1978 by Dr. Sam. Colorado Odyssey of the Mind has been a chartered association of Odyssey of the Mind since 1983.

 

In the late 1990’s a group splintered off to offer a similar program called Destination ImagiNation. DI has its known has shared that Odyssey of the Mind no longer exists and became DI much to the surprise of many in Colorado. It is not uncommon for Colorado Odyssey of the Mind to be at an event and hear “Oh, we thought you became DI or Destination ImagiNation.” Many are Odyssey of the Mind Alumni and were sad to hear the program had become Destination ImagiNation or DI. In addition, Colorado Odyssey has had member schools go to DI or Destination ImagiNation then return to Colorado Odyssey of the Mind because it felt more like family.

 

Destination ImagiNation or DI has paid staff where Colorado Odyssey of the Mind is completely volunteer run. As a result Colorado Odyssey of the Mind can offer the program at much less expense to the schools and families and all income goes back into making it a better program rather than paying for staff.

 

Visit the international website of Odyssey of the Mind to learn how this program has been providing a creative problem program to kids around the world for 40 years or our About Us page to learn how Colorado Odyssey of the Mind has been providing a creative problem solving program to kids in Colorado for over 35 y ears