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05/11/2014 08:00 AM Posted by: Camp O


Independent Researcher of Education Degree Programs Publishes the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps in the U.S.

TRINITY, Texas – Camp Olympia, a premier Texas summer camp for boys, girls and teens ages 6 to 16 located on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas, was recently published on the Top Education Degrees blog as the number 1 and only Texas Summer Camp and 17th of the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps in the U.S. Read more here.

"It is such an honor for Camp Olympia to be listed among the most amazing summer camps in the United States. The article did a great job highlighting what makes Camp Olympia special: our fabulous founders Corby Robertson, Jr. and Chris Gilbert, both noted as All-American football stars; our open lakeside location on beautiful Lake Livingston; our water sports, horseback riding, arts program, and Junior Golf Academy”, said Tommy Ferguson, co-director of Camp Olympia.

Camp Olympia offers four camp sessions a year. For 2014, the following camp terms are offered:

  • Term 1 (two weeks) – June 8 to June 21, 2014
  • Term 2 (three weeks) – June 22 to July 12, 2014
  • Term 3 (three weeks) – July 13 to August 2, 2014
  • Term 4 (two weeks) – August 3 to August 16, 2014

Camp Olympia has added many new and exciting features, such as a 2-person zip line and mini golf course, for the 2014 summer to celebrate is theme of "Destination FUN!” Also for the first time, the camp’s Term 2: June 22 to July 12, 2014 will be celebrating the Fourth of July with an all new Color the Fourth festivities including games, parade and fireworks.

Due to a high return rate of campers, Camp Olympia’s summer sessions book quickly. Interested campers and parents can schedule a camp tour by visiting the Camp Olympia website at to talk to a Camp Olympia staff member call toll-free at +1 (800) 735-6190. Online registration is also available by visiting the website at

About Camp Olympia

Established in 1968, Camp Olympia is an overnight Texas summer camp for boys and girls located on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas; conveniently located just 100 miles north of Houston and close for families living in Sugar Land, Kingwood, Beaumont, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas or those flying into Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Camp Olympia campers choose from over 40 camp activities, ranging from waterskiing to golf to horseback riding, so they participate in activities that interest them. Accredited by the American Camping Association, Camp Olympia focuses on building character and values by teaching responsibility and cooperation. The veteran full-time camp leaders, with over 30 years of experience, and a dynamic group of college counselors serve as positive role models for campers. Camp Olympia is dedicated to having fun together, helping people grow in body, mind and spirit.

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Tommy Ferguson

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

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.

02/20/2013 08:00 AM Posted by: Camp O
Camp Olympia Awarded the Prestigious Markel Safety 1st Award for 2012 - Sixth Year in a Row

Camp Olympia Markel Safety 1st Award 2012

The Camp Olympia leadership staff just received notification that the prestigious Markel Safety 1st Award for 2012 has been given to the camp for the sixth year in a row!

Markel Specialty develops and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs for a variety of niche markets, including kids summer camps.
02/07/2013 10:26 AM Posted by:

Camp Olympia, in Trinity, Texas, is hosting its annual Family Camp Weekend, March 22-24, 2013.  Family Camp Weekend is an exciting weekend where parents, not just campers ages 6-16, get to experience the FUN of this Texas summer camp with their children.  The weekend is a great way to spend quality family time together experiencing the great outdoors!

Families will participate in many fun adventure activities during the day like the giant swing at the challenge course, horseback riding, rock wall climbing, archery and fishing, in addition to the fun programs planned for the evenings. 

Mark your calendars for March 22nd – March 24th and REGISTER NOW for this fun-filled family weekend at Camp Olympia.

Established in 1968, Camp Olympia is a Texas summer camp tradition for boys and girls.  Located on the shores of Lake Livingston in the piney woods of East Texas, Camp Olympia is a private, residential summer camp that offers its campers over 40 different activities, including its premiere Junior Golf Academy and extensive waterfront activities. Camp Olympia is accredited by the American Camping Association.

08/14/2012 10:58 AM Posted by: Camp O

School, summer activities, extracurricular activities, chores . . . before you know it, where has the time gone? So, when was the last time you laughed so hard together that you had to catch your breath, or learned something new about each other? The Camp Olympia Mother Daughter Weekend is the perfect opportunity to stop the clock and just enjoy having a great time.


Camp Olympia Mother Daughter WeekendAt the Camp Olympia Mother Daughter Weekend, Friday - September 28 through Sunday - September 30, moms and their daughters can enjoy water activities like stand-up paddleboarding canoeing, or playing at the pool, plus other activities including horseback riding, archery, giant swing, and so much more.


The weekend is also super affordable too, for only $200 a mother/daughter team ($75 per extra daughter) includes lodging, all meals and activities. But, you need to sign up quickly because this special weekend always books up quickly. Click here to register.

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

With summertime right around the corner (just 7 weeks away!) everyone is starting to dream SUMMER CAMP!

Camp Olympia opened its gates to more than 100 new and returning campers to its Annual Open House Carnival on Saturday, March 31 to kick off the countdown to summer and to have an O-mazing day of fun, friends and adventure!

Parents and kids had the opportunity to participate in some of the 40+ summer camp activities, meet the camp directors and camp counselors, tour the terrific facilities and enjoy a lakeside picnic lunch.

Here are a few pictures from the beautiful day:

Camp Olympia Open House
Camp Olympia Open House

Bullseye! One new camper tries archery for the first time, with the help from one of Camp Olympia’s camp counselors.

AHHHHH! The Camp Olympia giant swing, one of most popular activities, takes participants on a wild ride in the tree tops!

Camp Olympia Open House
Camp Olympia Open House

The beloved Camp Olympia mascot, Merit, a yellow lab, greets camp’s visitors. He loves to show them around camp!

Many of Camp Olympia’s first-time visitors and campers were excited at the opportunity to ride a horse. Olympia’s trained horseback riding teachers enjoy leading participants on horses through an obstacle course at the Camp Olympia K.O. Corral.

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

Camp Olympia Family Camp WeekendJoin Camp Olympia in Trinity, Texas for a weekend of fun for the entire family, March 30th - April 1st, 2012 as Camp Olympia celebrates its annual Family Camp Weekend. Boys and girls ages 6-16 enjoy Camp Olympia during the summer, but for Family Camp Weekend, parents get to experience the FUN of this Texas summer camp with their children!

This year's Family Camp Weekend, themed "Hawaii Camp O", will include several camp activities like the giant swing, horseback riding, canoeing, rock wall climbing, fishing and archery, in addition to a special Luau program Saturday night. It will sure to be a blast for parents and children.

Mark your calendars now for March 30th - April 1st and REGISTER NOW for this fun-filled family weekend at Camp Olympia.

Located on the shores of Lake Livingston in the piney woods of East Texas, Camp Olympia is a private, residential summer camp that offers its campers over 40 different activities, including its premiere Junior Golf Academy and extensive waterfront program. Established in 1968, Camp Olympia is accredited by the American Camping Association.

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!

11/19/2011 10:00 AM Posted by: Merit

Camp Olympia is hosting its annual Houston DVD Premiere at the Richmond Avenue D&B Buster's on November 19th, 2011 from 2pm-4pm.  Campers are invited to an afternoon of fun, reliving all of the O-mazing memories with friends and counselors from the 2011 summer.  Prizes!  Merits!  Food!  Plus, campers will receive their copy of their DVD Yearbook! 

In addition to watching the DVD, campers representing the Olympia Philanthropy Club will be making a special donation to Texas Children's Hospital.

09/15/2011 10:00 AM Posted by: Merit

On September 30 - October, 2011, Camp Olympia is hosting a Mother-Daugther Weekend. It is the perfect way for moms and daughters (grandmothers too!) to spend quality time together and have fun in the beautiful outdoors! Moms and daughters will get to enjoy a variety of activities together, including crafts, cooking, giant swing (at the challenge course), archery, pool and much more camp fun! For more information about the weekend and to register, visit
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Women's Wellness Weekend at Camp Olympia
November 2-4, 2018
Women's Wellness Weekend

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November 30 - December 2, 2018

Calling all Fathers and Sons!  
Mark your calendar now for a
BIG weekend of fun in the great
outdoors!  REGISTER TODAY!

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