The North State Shasta Odyssey of the Mind program has been serving the students of Northern California for many years. We are a large region of some of California's most beautiful mountains, lakes, forests, and rivers. Our region incorporates Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, and Colusa Counties. Over the years, North State Shasta kids have presented their dynamic and creative solutions at the regional and state tournaments. Several teams have even gone on to the World Finals!

The 2020-21 Season will be Virtually Creative!

The Regional and NorCal State Tournaments will be held online this year due to statewide restrictions on gatherings. This is unusual for sure, but remember, OotM is all about creative problem solving, and together we can make this an amazing

season for all OMers!!!

Instructional videos and NEW online training materials

 have been released at www.norcalodyssey.org to help guide teams

and coaches through this unique season.

Additionally you can go to https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/join-odyssey/ 

to learn about the two types of memberships available this year. 

North State Shasta Gallery of Teams


What is Odyssey of the Mind?

OotM is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

Useful Links 

Contact Us  

Regional Director

Julie Malik


How to support NSS OotM

Apply your Holiday WOW points to our organization! 

At the register let the cashier know you'd like to donate your WOW points (in increments of 1000) to North State Shasta Odyssey of the Mind (#209). We will receive gift cards that we can use to provide food and beverages for our numerous volunteers. Don't have 1000 pts? No problem, you can donate with money at the register as well. We wholeheartedly thank you for your support!