SoCAL Odyssey of the Mind

SoCAL Odyssey of the Mind

Welcome to SoCal Association Odyssey of the Mind , California!!!

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 historically had 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.

As of August 1, 2018, California Odyssey of the Mind  split into two separate organizations, NorCal and SoCal. The regions in SoCal are LA Basin, South Central Valley, Inland Empire, and Coastal. This decision was made to address the geographic difficulties many teams had in attending the state tournament. We are excited about this new phase for Odyssey of the Mind in the great state of California!

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.  Please stay tuned as changes to our website and social media take place during this year. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to a regional director.

Lynn Larsen, California Odyssey of the Mind State Director


22 May
7:00:am Michigan State University
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

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News & Announcements

2019 Season January To Dos

We are in the midst of the 2019 season.  Teams have been hard at work on long term solutions.  The creativity is in full swing all across California South.  Now is a good time to make sure many important tasks …

WIN ONE SoCAL Association Membership!!!

HELLO SoCal Odyssey!!! WIN ONE SoCAL Association 2018-2019 Membership!!! How, you ask? Get your spontaneous hat on (this is hinting how to think) so you can go on a scavenger hunt to find the purple Omer and answer the riddle …

ALL New Season and NEW Association!!!

Announcing the NEW SoCal Odyssey of the Mind Association!!! We are excited to announce that it is official that the state of California now has TWO association. Yes we said 2 associations! The entire state of California has been growing …

Welcome to SoCal

Welcome to our new SoCal website.

Odyssey of the Mind 2018-19 Season Is Almost HERE

IT’S TIME!!! Register your organization TODAY! What time is it? It is time to to get your school or organization signed up for Odyssey of the Mind. Be one of the first to have those problems in hand when they …

SoCal Odyssey Association Tournament


Pay SoCal State Membership


The state membership will register your group at the state level. These funds are used to run the state tournament, train officials, and maintain the program in Southern California.


Starting a Team

General Interest
Generate interest in the Odyssey program.

National Membership
Any school, home school, or community group may purchase a national membership from Creative Competitions, Inc. for $135.00.

SoCal State Membership
Purchase a state membership from SoCal Odyssey Association for $75.00, which is required of each national membership to participate in the SoCAL Odyssey of the Mind program.

Regional Membership
Each team competing in a Regional Tournament pays a registration fee per team.

Get started with your team. Get training for coaching and coordinating.

Find Your Region

Search for your region by zip code:

Find the region that your team will register to compete and where coaching training will be offered.

Help Support Students

SoCal Odyssey is a non-profit organizations that runs on volunteer efforts. Help support the efforts of this organization to give Southern California students the opportunity to let their imaginations grow and be creative.

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