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05/08/2014 01:47 PM Posted by: Camp O

Only 18 days until Term 1 Starts on June 8.

That's right, school is almost out and summer is almost here.

Get ready for camp, check out the cool new stuff we have in the Country Store: Spartan and Athenian Shirts, Tanks, Pillowcases, Belts, Caps, and so much more.

You can also pre-order care packages for your camper to be delivered during their term.

Visit the Camp O Country Store

 

 
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01/02/2014 12:00 AM Posted by: Camp O
2014 What's New at Camp O
Camp Olympia is making a BIG SPLASH for the Summer of 2014.

We will be posting pictures, as soon as they are available.  You will love the new WATER BALLOON LAUNCH STATIONS and AQUA REVOLUTION with a series of water inflatables an slides.  We are also getting PADDLE BOATS and WATER LOGS.  Lots of ways to cool off this summer.

We are also planning a huge July 4th Bash for Session 2.

Happy New Year from your friends at Camp Olympia!




 
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10/28/2013 12:00 AM Posted by: Camp O
The Spirit Golf Tournament Camp Olympia








Started
by Corbin Robertson, Jr. in 2001, this is the 7th Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at the Whispering Pines Golf Club, ranked the #1 golf course in Texas for a record-setting 8th straight time. This is the same golf club that is home to our Camp Olympia Jr. Golf Academy.

Prior winners at The Spirit include now, pro-golfers: Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Martin Kaymer and Brandt Snedeker.






What is the Spirit?

The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship is a world class golf event. It features the world's best amateur men and amateur women golfers as they represent their respective country in team and individual competitions. The 80 participants, two male and two female golf amateurs, from 20 countries spanning six continents enjoy a premier sporting event experience from the Opening/Closing Ceremonies, international village to competing for gold medals.

Invitation Guidelines:
The field of countries is limited to 20 teams (each team is comprised of two men and two women golfers). Twenty country teams are invited based on the men and women's combined results from the most recent World Amateur Team Championships.

Team Selection:
Each invited country assembles their best available amateur men and women golfers (two each). All players must be official citizens of their country. Each country's National Golf Association/Federation establishes its own selection criteria. However, national champions, finalists or top ranked players are the majority of participants. (76) National Amateur Champions participated in The 2009 Spirit.

Format of Play:
72 holes of best ball competition, five separate competitions are conducted: International Team (combined best ball of the Men's and Women's teams), Men's Team, Women's Team, Men's Individual, and Women's Individual. Gold, Silver and Bronze commemorative medals are awarded to the top three places in each competition.

Player Accommodations:
Camp Olympia, a nationally acclaimed youth camp located adjacent to Whispering Pines Golf Club provides accommodations for all Spirit participants. Camp Olympia is themed as an international village where participants enjoy lodging, meals and a wide variety of entertainment each evening.


 
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08/09/2013 12:00 AM Posted by: Camp O

Name: Andrew Ginty

School: Texas A&M

Major: History with Business Minor

Hometown: Houston, TX

Years at camp: 13

Position at camp: Junior Boys Division Head

Favorite camp tradition: Spartan & Athenian Competition

Favorite Camp Activities: Lacrosse

Favorite Camp Food: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Favorite Hobbies: Frisbee, Lacrosse, Listening to Music and Catching Football

Favorite Movie: Friday Night Lights

Favorite Costume Day: Major League Monday

Fun Fact: I lived in Hong Kong for two years when I was younger.

 
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07/18/2013 12:00 AM Posted by: Camp O

Camp Olympia Counselor Spotlight Emily PluhowskiName: Emily Pluhowski

School: Bayloir University

Major: English, with a double minor in Spanish and Journalism

Hometown: Kingwood, TX

Years at camp: 13

Position at camp: Junior Girl Division Head

Favorite camp tradition: Carnival… it’s really fun to see everyone dressed up and I love being able to hang out with everyone at once.

Favorite Camp Activities: Kayaking, Archery, Wakeboard are all my favorites

Favorite Camp Food: Crispitos

Favorite Hobbies: Being involved in Pi Phi, Photography, Reading, Writing, Running, and Baking 

Favorite Movies: O Brother Where Art Thou?, Pride & Prejudice, Love Actually

Favorite Costume Day: Twinsday Wednesday

Fun Fact: I have one blue eye and one green eye 

 
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06/18/2013 12:00 AM Posted by: Camp O

Camp Olympia Counselor Spotlight Parker TennetName: Parker Tennet

School: ACU (Abilene Christian University)

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Houston, TX

Years at camp: 12

Position at camp: Senior 1 Lead Counselor (Athenian Chief)

Favorite camp tradition: Spartan Athenian Rope Burn

Favorite Camp Activity: Wakeboarding

Favorite Camp Food: Crispitos

Favorite Hobbies: Playing Soccer, Lacrosse, Video Games, Snow Boarding, Fishing & Hunting

Favorite Movle: The Hobbit

Favorite Costume Day: Twinsday Wednesday

Fun Fact: Parker can whistle three different way

 
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06/03/2013 12:00 AM Posted by: Camp O
Whispering Pines Golf Club, the highly touted philanthropic private club near Trinity, unveiled its new short course on June 1, 2013 to rave reviews.

The new 9-hole short course will be used by the Camp Olympia Jr. Golf Academy campers this summer.

The course is named "The Needler" was designed
for a tournament conducted by Camp Olympia co-founder and Whispering Pines founder Corby Robertson, Jr. 

Chet Williams designed the new 9-hole course at Whispering Pines, as well as the original 18-hole course.  He was Inspired by the par-3 courses at Augusta National and Pine Valley, the course has multiple sets of tees and can be played in any configuration. Holes range in length from 68 to 312 yards. It includes a double green that's almost 100 yards wide and encompasses 28,000 square feet with "plenty of buried elephants."


Whispering Pines 9 Hole Short Course The Needler

The course also yielded its first hole-in-one over the weekend when Randy Collins, who was part of the construction crew, holed out on No. 9.

"I wanted a course that everyone could enjoy," Robertson said. "This course is meant to share good times."

About Whispering Pines Golf Course
Whispering Pines, ranked No. 1 in the state by the Dallas Morning News, is the host course for the biennial Spirit Invitational, which features the best amateur players in the world. This year's event will be Oct. 27-Nov. 3.

About Camp Olympia Jr. Golf Academy
The Camp Olympia Junior Golf Academy is much more than just a golf clinic. It is the perfect combination of premier golf and amazing summer camp for children ages 6 -16. It is an experience like no other for the junior golfer. For over 15 years, the academy has provided top quality golf instruction to youth. At the Camp Olympia Junior Golf Academy, junior golfers practice and play at the stunning Whispering Pines Golf Course, rated the #1 golf course in Texas seven years straight by the Dallas Morning News. Tucked away in Trinity, Texas, Camp Olympia and Whispering Pines Golf Club are approximately 90 miles north of Houston. At the academy, golfers will receive PGA instruction at a ratio of 1 instructor to every 6 golfers. All skill levels are welcome. While working on their game, the junior golfers see noticeable improvement, make new friends and have a blast!



 
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04/10/2012 10:00 AM Posted by: Merit

Camp Olympia Paddle BoardingAs if 40+ activities isn’t enough to get you exited about summer camp at Camp Olympia this summer, Camp Olympia has just added another exciting activity for summer 2012…Stand Up Paddleboarding! Paddleboarding will be combined with sailing to create an unbelievable water activity that you have to try!

For those who are less familiar with this fast growing activity, Stand Up Paddleboarding is a water sport in which participants propel themselves across the lake with paddles while standing on a paddle board (it looks a lot like a wide surfboard). In other words, it’s another form of non-wave surfing! Never tried paddle boarding? Don’t worry! Camp is the perfect place to experience something new.

Check it out!

 
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04/09/2012 10:00 AM Posted by: Merit

Summer is just around the corner which means it is time to complete all of your camp paperwork! Please take time to review the below list of forms, their deadlines, and where you will find them. Remember, If we have your camper's Medical Form by the deadline your camper will be awarded 25 MERITS! In order for your camper to receive his/her cabin assignment, we must have his/her full tuition and all required forms on file.

REQUIRED FORMS
DUE DATE TO COMPLETE
2012 Activity Brochure April 1
Online - Forms Dashboard or

  Paper form in "The Packet"
Camper Policy Agreement
May 1
Online - Forms Dashboard
Health History
May 1
Online - Forms Dashboard
Physician's Examination
May 1
Paper form in "The Packet"
Parent Insurance Card
May 1
Paper form in "The Packet"
Permission to Attend, Release, May 1
Paper form in "The Packet"
and Indemnity
   
Camper Personal Information Sheet
May 1
Online - Forms Dashboard
     
OPTIONAL FORMS
DUE DATE
TO COMPLETE
Transportation
May 1
Online - Forms Dashboard
 Special Delivery  May 1  Paper form in "The Packet"

TUITION PAYMENTS are due by May 1 - invoices will be mailed in April

How do I get to the Forms Dashboard?
The "Parent Login" link is found on the bottom right of our homepage, www.campolympia.com. Once you log in to your account, you will be able to view:
Forms Dashboard - Complete forms online and print important documents for the summer.
Update Addresses/Phone Numbers - Review and update contact information.
Financial Management - Review and update your financial information for tuition and other
payments to camp.
Log In Details - Change your e-mail and address or password.

We can't wait to "DREAM BIG" with your camper this summer and guide them through an unbelievable summer experience!

 
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04/04/2012 10:00 AM Posted by: Tommy Ferguson


Camp Olympia Junior Golf AcademyThe Camp Olympia Junior Golf Academy is so much more than just a golf clinic. It is the perfect combination of premier golf and amazing Texas summer camp for boys and girls ages 6-16. It is an experience like no other for the junior golfer.

A Day at Camp Olympia Jr. Golf Academy
For over 15 years, the academy has provided top quality golf instruction to kids who love golf. At the Camp O Jr. Golf Academy, golfers receive instruction each morning from Professional Golf Association (PGA) professionals. The instructors create a positive learning environment, using the incredible training facilities atWhispering Pines Golf Club, rated the number 1 golf course in Texas seven years running by the Dallas Morning News. Also, junior golfers have the opportunity to play Whispering Pines Golf Course on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday afternoons. After intense golf instruction in the morning, junior golfers get the opportunity to relax and have fun participating in Camp Olympia’s 40+ activities and awesome nightly programs. As with Camp Olympia’s regular campers, junior golfers select an individualized activity schedule based on their preferences. While working on their golf game, the junior golfers see noticeable improvement, make new friends and have a blast!

Jr. Golf Academy Welcomes All Golf Skill Levels
All golfing skill levels are welcomed at the Jr. Golf Academy. Golfers will be grouped according to ability, with a PGA Instructor and collegiate assistant assigned to each group. With a ratio of 1 PGA Instructor to 6 golfers, each golfer is assured individual attention. The golf instructors have years of experience, as well as the interpersonal skills, that will make the Jr. Golf Academy motivating and fun for junior golfers.

Jr. Golf Academy Partners with the Northern and Southern PGA
Camp Olympia has taken additional steps to provide quality year-round training opportunities by partnering with the Northern Texas PGA and Southern Texas PGA on their Junior Golf Tournaments. The state’s top competitors often play these tournaments at the top courses across Texas, providing a challenging environment for junior golfers to test their skills. For more information regarding these tournaments visit http://www.stpgajuniorgolf.com and http://juniorgolf.ntpga.org.

Mark Harrison, Director of Operations for Northern Texas PGA said, "If you are considering having your kids attend a camp this summer, look no further than Camp Olympia! It is fantastic! If they want to focus on golf while at camp, the Junior Golf Academy is second to none. In the morning if your kids would enjoy practicing and playing at the best course in Texas, then after lunch perhaps biking, water skiing, playing tennis and much, much, more – Camp Olympia is for them!"

The Camp Olympia Junior Golf Academy offers junior golfers the best of both worlds… amazing golf and Texas summer camp fun.
To learn more about the Camp Olympia Junior Golf Academy, visit their website at www.jrgolfacademy.com.

 
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02/09/2012 10:00 AM Posted by: Merit

Camp Olympia Open HouseYou are invited to experience the fun of Camp Olympia on Saturday, March 31st from 10am - 4pm as Camp Olympia hosts its annual Open House Carnival. Open House Carnival is a an O-mazing day for families to tour Camp Olympia's terrific facilities, meet the experienced camp leadership, participate in fun summer camp activities and enjoy a lakeside picnic lunch. Current and prospective camper families are encouraged to attend! It will be a blast!

Camp Olympia is celebrating its 45th summer in 2012. Located outside of Trinity, Texas on the shores of Lake Livingston, Camp Olympia is a private, residential summer camp for boys and girls, ages 6-16. Olympia offers campers the choice of 40+ activities from wakeboarding to golf to horseback riding during their two-week or three-week session at camp.

Mark your calendar now for Saturday, March 31st! Join Camp Olympia and DREAM BIG this summer!

 
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February 9-11, 2018
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March 24, 2018
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