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Country Store, Merit System & Philanthropy Club

Camp Olympia's Country Store is full of toys, games and clothing that campers love!  Campers are able to purchase items in the store only with the merits that they earn. Parents appreciate that campers are asked NOT to bring money to camp (unless for transportation purposes). Each camper will go to the Country Store once a week for the opportunity to spend his/her earned merits.  Campers feel a real sense of accomplishment for earning the items that they purchase!  Parents can shop the Country Store in person on Opening and Closing Day, as well as anytime at our Online Country Store. We will gladly deliver any purchased items to your camper while he/she is here, though we suggest no more than one package per week.

Our Merit System works as an incentive rather than a disciplinary measure. It is based on the theory of logical consequence. Positive behavior results in a merit received; negative behavior results in a demerit taken. This system promotes a positive environment and encourages personal responsibility.  Our merits are little red disks and demerits are blue disks.  Campers carry a merit pin with them around camp throughout the day.  Every morning, merits and demerits are totaled up by their cabin counselors.  Each camper can choose to save their merits, spend them once a week in Olympia's Country Store, or donate them to our Camp Olympia Philanthropy Club. 

The Philanthropy Club, founded in 2011, allows campers to donate their merits to a charity that benefits children.  Their merits are converted into a dollar amount.  That total is then matched by Camp Olympia and given to the selected charity.  Prior donation recipients have been nationally-acclaimed Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas and Briarwood Elementry in Moore, Oklahoma, which was devastated by deadly tornadoes in 2013.  We have been amazed by the generosity of our campers... seeing kids give back to other kids in need is incredible and such an important lesson to instill! 


Camp Olympia
723 Olympia Drive Trinity, Texas 75862
Phone: 1.800.735.6190
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