Category: Banyan Odyssey

What it’s like to volunteer at Banyan…

I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with Camp Banyan during one of their cooking classes! We worked with all of the young people to prepare, create, and then eat a DELICIOUS meal including baked ziti, chicken, roasted potatoes, and finished it off with hand decorated cupcakes! It was such a joyful experience and working… Read more »

Responsibility with Hannah Hurm – Camp Banyan Spotlight!

Hannah Hurm is a beloved member of the Camp Banyan community! She is known for her smile, her jokes, and her love of pizza. Join us as we explore how our friend Hannah uses the core value of responsibility! What follows is the full interview with Jane Williams (JW) and mom, Michele Hurm (MH). H:… Read more »

Perseverance with Jordan Krolak – Camp Banyan Spotlight!

Jordan Krolak, a local singer who goes by Jordan Michael Studios, is also a member of the Autism Community. He joined the crew at Camp Banyan 2017 for Music Week to have fun with friends and share all about what it takes to be a singer! Perseverance, a core value at Camp Banyan, is a… Read more »

What’s Next?

Hello friends of the Banyan!  Here’s a little update on what is happening next for our nonprofit! We are starting the Business Development Plan for the social enterprise aspect of The Banyan Odyssey.  It is the trunk of the tree that will create sustainability for the residential and training programs for participants with disabilities! We… Read more »

Hospitality with Mary Elizabeth Williams – Camp Banyan Spotlight!

Mary Elizabeth Williams (or M.E.) is the daughter of The Banyan Odyssey creators Bill and Jane Williams. She is also a Camper from Camp Banyan who has taken the value of Hospitality to heart! Full interview with Jane Williams below: Jane: Why don’t you introduce yourself to us? M.E.: Hi, my name is Mary Elizabeth Williams and I… Read more »

Camp Banyan 2017 is Coming!

Camp Banyan 2017 is Coming! Camp Banyan is a six-week summer program for handicapable young adults ages 16-29 who are working toward independence (i.e. employment and life on their own, with supports). Must be able to self-care (bathroom, feeding, hygiene), Must be able to understand and follow directions, Must be able to express wants and… Read more »

Perseverance with Allison Tremblay – Camp Banyan Spotlight!

Allison Tremblay is a Camper from Camp Banyan who is growing toward her dream of being a chef! Take a look at her journey and how she incorporates our Core Value of Perseverance! Full interview with Jane Williams below: Q: Tell us your name and where you work A: I’m Allison Tremblay, I work at the… Read more »

Welcome to Our Odyssey

Join one of our founders, Jane Williams, as she outlines our purpose and goals for this blog and for the Banyan Odyssey!

2016 Year in Review

Hello friends, welcome to our blog! We are so glad you’re here, and we can’t wait to share with you our goals, dreams, the things we love in the handicapable community, and more!