Sign up NOW for Camp Creativity 2017...SSCA's Got Talent!!!

Camp Creativity will be held from June 26-30, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. daily, at the SSCA building. 

Camp Creativity is a day camp for students interested in learning how to think “Outside the Box,” brainstorm, learn creative problem solving skills and how to use their talents! Every student will attend a daily session of spontaneous problem solving along with their choice of two learning sessions from the following three categories:

Vehicles (mechanics, energy, propulsion)

Science (weather, nature)

Drama (costumes, scripts, set building)

Cost is $95 per student.  Deadline for sign-up is

June 12, 2017.  There are 24 spots, first come, first served. Forms available on this site.

Come for fun, educational activities, recreation, snacks, fun group leaders and a super-cool t-shirt!

Trash to Treasure Workshop!

SSCA is offering a FREE Trash to Treasure Workshop, featuring local artist Cecil Savage.  The workshop will be held on Monday, June 12, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the new SSCA office, 2190 S. Lincoln St.  We will learn how to take everyday trash and turn it into art!  Please email Carla at dcengel@cox.net to sign up.  Limited spaces available.  Refreshments will be served!

We have a new office!

We have moved!  Our new address is 2190 S. Lincoln St., Siloam Springs, AR  72761!  Come by and check out our new space!

Congrats to all of our Odyssey of the Mind teams at State Finals!

Job well done!  Way to represent Siloam Springs. Our teams finished 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, and 6th.

Odyssey of the Mind Teams Forming Now!

Teams are forming now for Odyssey of the Mind 2016-17.  For new OMers, or anyone interested in more information, there will be a parent information meeting on Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Southside Elementary.


SSCA is partnering with Gentry OM to host the first annual Odyssey Half Marathon/10K/5K event on Nov. 6, 2016 in Siloam Springs! 

For all the information, visit:  www.odysseyhalfmarathon.weebly.com.  Anyone interested in being a race sponsor or reserving a booth for the Race Expo, contact Carla Engel at dcengel@cox.net or 479-238-3072.

Two SSCA teams advance to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Ames, IA!

Congrats to all of our SSCA teams for great performances at State Finals!  You all represented our town and organization very well!  You are all winners to us!  We will have two teams competing at World Finals in May and wish them all the best!  Go Siloam!

ALL SSCA teams advance to State Finals!!

Congrats to all of our SSCA students for advancing to Odyssey of the Mind State Finals!  Hard work pays off!  We are proud of you!  We are also so very proud of our Primary (K-2) team that gave an amazing performance at the Regional Tournament!  Go Siloam!

 SSCA to host Holly Jolly Family Fun Run!

The Holly Jolly Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015!  Click on the link above for details!!!  All proceeds will benefit the Siloam Springs Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Fund.


Annual Chili Cook-off!!!

Our annual chili cook-off will be Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Community Christian Fellowship.  (*Note, the date was changed due to a major scheduling conflict with a few of our OM teams.)  Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any Siloam Springs Odyssey of the Mind team member.  Please join us for some great chili, some great entertainment and our silent online auction preview!  For more information, call 479-238-3072.

Online Payments are available!

For anyone making your OM registration payment online, please print and fill out the 2 required registration documents (the commitment and information form and the financial commitment form) and mail it to the SSCA office (614 E. Main St.) or drop it by the office before the deadline.


It's time to kick-off a new year!

Odyssey of the Mind 2015-16...Here we go!  Registration begins now!  Contact us if you would like to be on a team!  (479-238-3072, dcengel@cox.net)  Check out the registration and information meeting dates in the Important Dates section of our site.  Grades K-12 are invited to participate.  It's going to be a great year!!!


SSCA's Collegiate Team Takes 3rd Place in the World at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!

 2 Siloam Teams Qualify for OM World Finals!

Congrats to all the Siloam Springs OM teams that competed at State Finals!  You are all winners!  2 teams advanced to World Finals.  Good luck to these teams at Michigan State University in May!

 Congrats to all of our Siloam Springs OM teams! 

All 6 Siloam Springs OM teams advance to State Finals (April 18 at Sylvan Hills MS in Sherwood, AR)!  This was a HUGE competition and we are so proud of each and every one of you!!!

 Cookbooks for Sale!!!

The Siloam Springs OM teams have compiled a cookbook to help raise funds for World Finals!  500 tried and true recipes for only $10!  Order yours today!

 SSCA taking a college team to World FInals!

One of our former teams is coming back to compete at Michigan State University at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!  This will be the first Arkansas team to represent Arkansas in about 20 years!  So proud of these Siloam students!!!

 NW Arkansas Odyssey of the Mind has 96 teams coming to the regional tournament! 

This is the largest tournament that Arkansas has had in about 20 years!  We are very excited to be a part of a program that is experiencing such growth!

 Northwest Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament to be held at JBU!

SSCA is so excited to be the tournament host this year and are very excited to be invited to John Brown University's beautiful campus!  Excited to bring over 2,000 visitors to Siloam Springs!

 OM Registration can be done online!!!

Click the FORMS link on this page to either print and mail registration forms, or download them to fill out and email to me (dcengel@cox.net).  You can also make your registration payment online by clicking the MAKE PAYMENTS link if you choose to pay online with a credit card.  :)

 SSCA Office Hours: We are a total volunteer program, so it is difficult to promise exact office hours on a week to week basis, but for the Fall season, we are trying to have the office opened from 2:30-5:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please feel free to call if you need information, would like to take a tour of the facility, or need to drop off registrations and someone will try to meet you.  479-238-3072.  We are looking forward to starting another Incredible OM Year!!!!

Odyssey of the Mind 2014-15:  Teams forming now! 

Early Registration Deadline, Sept. 23, 2014, $75.  Late Registration Deadline, Sept. 30, 2014, $85.  Forms available by clicking the FORMS link.  Parent information meeting, Thursday, Sept. 4 at Southside Elementary cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.  Hope to see you there!!!!

Camp Creativity 2014:                      The Amazing Race Through Creativity July 7-11, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the SSCA Building,        614 E. Main Street, Siloam Springs.  Cost:  $95.00 per student.       For Completed Kindergarten - 5th Grade.                                     Camp Creativity is a day camp for students interested in learning how to think "outside the box", brainstorm, and learn creative problem solving skills.                                                                    Every student will attend a daily session of spontaneous problem solving along with their choice of two learning sessions from the following four categories:                                                             Vehicles (mechanics, energy, propulsion)                                       Science (weather, nature)                                                              Drama (costumes, scripts, props, set building)                                  Balsa/Toothpick Structures (engineering, design)                            There will be CREATIVE and FUN activities daily, as well as recreation, dress up days, and fun & fantastic group leaders!        Plus, everyone gets a super-cool T-shirt!                                        *Students bring their own lunch.  Snacks are provided.                  Registration is due by Wednesday, June 25, 2014.  There are only 24 spots, filled on a first come, first served basis!  Session choices are also filled on a first come, first served basis!                        Hope to see you there!!!!!

Four SSCA Odyssey of the Mind Teams advance to World Finals!     SSCA had 8 teams competing at state finals, with 4 teams advancing to world finals in Ames, Iowa in May!  Congrats to all the OMers and their coaches and families!  You are all winners!!!

OM/Parent Information Meeting

If your child is interested in being on an Odyssey of the Mind team for the 2013-14 year, join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Elementary cafeteria!

We have a NEW HOME!!!

We have a new space!  The SSCA has rented the building that previously housed Hometown Directories, across from G&S Shoes at 614 E. Main Street.  This space allows for an office and a huge work and storage space for all of our OM teams!  Come by and check it out!!! 


Deadline Extended for Camp Creativity Registration!

Registration must be completed by Wed., June 12.  Student preferences for selected classes will be based on a first come, first served basis!

Camp Creativity dates set!

Camp Creativity will be held June 17-21, 2013 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. at Community Christian Fellowship Church.  Look for more information on the information and registrations forms by clicking on the forms link.

SSCA Teams represent Siloam Springs and Arkansas very well at World Finals!

The Siloam Springs Creativity Alliance took 6 teams to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2013.  All of our teams finished in the top half of all teams from all over the world!  We had teams finish 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 29th.  We are very proud of all of our Siloam OMers!  :)

2 Siloam OM teams win the most coveted award in the Odyssey of the Mind program!!!

The Ranatra Fusca Award is the most prestigious award in all of Odyssey of the Mind.  Of the 6 Ranatras given at OM State Finals at ASU Beebe on April 12, 2 of those came home with teams from Siloam Springs!!!  The awards were given to the Elementary car problem team and the High School drama problem team!  More information will be shared about the problem solutions after the teams have finished competing at World Finals, as to not give away any of our secrets!  :)

Siloam Springs OM Teams Rock State Finals!

All 7 Siloam Springs OM teams represented well at State Finals with 6 advancing to World Finals at Michigan State University in May!!  We had two teams finish as State Champions and 4 teams finish as State Runner-Up!  Siloam Springs is heading to World Finals as the largest group representing the State of Arkansas!  Go Sil"OM"ers!!!

Important Dates:

Camp Creativity: June 26-30, 2017

Trash to Treasure Workshop: Workshop featuring local artist, Cecil Savage.  6:30-8:00, Monday, June 12 at the New OM office, 2190 S. Lincoln St., Siloam Springs.

SSCA Board Meeting: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. at the SSCA office.

Registration Deadlines:  Early Registration for Siloam Springs Odyssey of the Mind ($75) is September 23, 2016.  Late and Final Registration ($85) is September 30, 2016.

End of Year SSCA Celebration:  Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Kamp Paddle Trails.  Check your email for details and directions!  :)   

OotM World Finals:  May 25-28, 2016 at Iowa State University in Ames, IA.  Info and schedules can be found at www.odysseyofthemind.com.

OotM State Tournament: Saturday, April 2, 2016 at ASU Beebe in Beebe, AR.  Info and schedules can be found at www.arkansasom.org.

OotM Regional Tournament: Saturday, March 7, 2016 at Gentry Public Schools.  Info and schedules can be found at www.arkansasom.org.

Holly Jolly Family Fun Run:  Saturday, Dec. 5.  Race will begin promptly at 7:00.  Early Registration Deadline is 11/22/15.  Click link for details.

Online Auction Take-2:  Auction will run on Facebook 11/5/15-11/8/15.  Get your bids in now to win some great items and support SSCA!

Chili Cook-off will be Oct. 15 at CCF, 5:30-7:30.  Tickets are $5 each.  OM teams...ticket money is due on Monday, Oct. 12.

Registration Deadlines for OM 2015-16 are as follows.  Early registration deadline is September 21, 2015 ($75).  Late and Final registration is September 28, 2015 ($85).  You may pick up a registration form at the SSCA office at 614 E. Main St., Siloam Springs, or print one from this page by using the Forms link at the top of this page. Checks need to be made to SSCA or you can pay by using the Make Payments link at the top of this page.

Parent Information Meetings for OM 2015-16 will be held at the SSCA Office (614 E. Main St., Siloam Springs) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 for students in grades 6-12 and on Thursday, Aug. 27 for students in grades K-5.  *If you are unable to attend the meeting on your scheduled day, please feel free to come to either meeting.  Parents with children in both age divisions, feel free to come to either meeting of your choice.  :)

End of year celebration at Kamp Paddle Trails will be on Saturday, July 18!  Join us for food, swimming, canoeing and fun!  SSCA will provide the burgers, hotdogs and drinks.  Check your emails for side dish and dessert sign-ups!

Leaving for Michigan State University-Odyssey of the Mind World Finals on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m.  The charter bus will arrive at the SSHS front parking lot for loading at 5:30.

World Finals payments are due on Friday, April 24.  We need to know at this time if any parents will be riding the charter bus with the teams.

Teams advancing to World Finals:  Parent Meeting, Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00 at the SSCA Office.

Teams advancing to state finals (all 6...yay!) need to make your hotel reservations by Saturday, March 14, in order to receive the group discount.  Hotel info was sent via email.

Arkansas Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament, April 18, 2015 at Sylvan Hills Middle School in Sherwood, AR. 

NW Regional Tournament:  March 7, 2015 at John Brown University.

OM Early Registration Deadline:  Sept. 23, 2014! ($75)

OM Late Registration Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014!  ($85)

2014-15 Odyssey of the Mind Information Meeting:  Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Southside Elementary cafeteria (for all grades)

OM End of YearParty!!!                                     All OMers and their families are invited to join us for a year end cook-out at Kamp Paddle Trails on Saturday, June 14.  SSCA will provide the meat and bread and drinks.  We ask families to provide side dishes and desserts.  There will be swimming, canoeing, lawn games, great food and lots of fun!  Fun and games begin at 4:00 p.m.  Dinner will be at 6:00.  Hope to see you all there!

Camp Creativity 2014:                               Amazing Race Through Creativity                       July 7-11, 2014 @ SSCA Building (614 E. Main St., Siloam Springs).  9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily!             Cost: $95 per child   For: Completed K-5th Grades For registration form, click the link on this page.  For more information, contact Carla Engel at 479-238-3072.  Registration deadline is 6-25-14.

Northwest Arkansas OM Coaches Training:  Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Park Elementary School in Bentonville.

Siloam Springs OM Coaches Training:  Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the SSCA office.  *All Siloam Springs OM coaches must attend this training or the NW Regional training.


SSCA Board of Directors Meeting:  Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the office.

Odyssey of the Mind Parent Information Meeting:  Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southside Elementary Cafeteria.

Camp Creativity Deadline:  June 12!

Pin and t-shirt orders due on Friday, April 19. Payment is due on April 30.

Celebrating Home fundraiser forms are due on April 25!

World Finals Registration Payments are due on April 25!

OM Yard Sale:  Saturday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Allen Canning Parking Lot Downtown.  Bring your items already priced.  All unmarked clothing will sell for $1. Bring tables if you have them.  Proceeds go to World Finals expenses.  :)

OotM World Finals:  May 22-25, 2013 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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