5 Reasons Why Parents Love Camp Olympia

opening day of summer camp with parent and boy camper and girl camper

Summer camp offers kids the chance to have fun, make new friends and enjoy their summer vacation, but at Camp Olympia we take summer fun and personal growth to the next level. On our beautiful lakeside grounds, campers can participate in a range of activities, from horseback riding and archery to water sports and drama, all with flexibility unlike any other camp. With one, two, and three week sessions and over 45 activity choices, Camp Olympia is the ultimate overnight camp experience for boys and girls ages 6-16. A summer at Camp Olympia is one they’ll never forget—and one that parents look forward to each year. Here’s why parents all over the world love us:

4 boys having fun outdoors at camp olympia


It’s no secret that one of the main reasons camp is the highlight of every child’s summer is because they get to see their camp friends. At Camp Olympia, they can meet new people from countries all over the world, creating a global network that lasts. Peg, from Houston, says, “When a child comes home saying it felt like they knew their cabin mates forever, then you know you have a good thing going.” Camp is a transformative experience for all campers, and friendships are key.

By drawing campers from all over the world and providing a variety of engaging activities and traditions campers love, campers will return home from Camp immediately looking forward to going back. 

two girl campers with waterski at camp on lake livingston


Our flexible sessions make camp easy to fit into even the busiest summer schedule. With one, two, and three week sessions throughout the summer from May to August, finding the perfect session for your camper is no problem. 

At most camps, campers are assigned activities, but at Camp Olympia they have the ability to choose their favorites and build their ultimate summer filled with their favorite things. Prior to arriving, campers rank their favorite activities from the over 45 activity choices, and then get a personalized activity schedule packed full of the things they love to do! 

As a bonus, in addition to just regular summer camp, we also have special programs to further customize your camp experience!

Younger campers can test the waters of camp in a week designed specifically for them! SPARK Week is made for campers ages 6-9 and is the perfect introduction to sleep-away camp.

The young golfer in the family will love the Junior Golf Academy at Camp Olympia which blends superb golf instruction with the fun of summer camp. Junior golfers will take lessons and play the course at the beautiful Whispering Pines Golf Club, a top-ranked course in Texas. 

“It’s so wonderful to know you are sending your kids to a place that really understands kids, has their best interests at heart, and provides them with a fun and growing experience.” —Pamela; Chicago, Illinois

three campers with face paint ready for summer camp competition

Parent Involvement

It’s important to feel connected to your kids, even while they’re at camp. That’s why we prioritized keeping parents involved! We post over 100 pictures online each day in a password protected area so parents can see their children’s faces even from afar. Helping you keep tabs on what is happening around camp while they’re able to unplug and be kids. 

“I also wanted to let you know how reassuring the photos were each day. The volume of photos made sure that we saw a picture of each child at least once a day” — A Camp Olympia Parent

counselors and girl camper at rodeo with face paint

Quality Counselors

Camp Olympia has one of the largest year-round management and support staffs in the United States, who spend extensive time preparing for camp. Our network of counselors come from all over the country, recruited from college campuses and extensively trained to provide the best possible camp experience. In addition, counselors are able to provide individualized support and mentorship thanks to a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio, ensuring that your camper is growing in mind and spirit while away at camp.

“We all appreciate the light-hearted, nurturing atmosphere at camp and the quality of the counselors that you put together each year who do such an amazing job accompanying them at camp.” — Corrine; Neuilly, France

two boys having fun with color chalk for the fourth of july summer camp celebration


Even though camp comes to an end in August when school starts back up, the tradition lives on! Camp Olympia has events throughout the year including parent/child weekends and Open Houses to bring friends back together and provide parents the opportunity to experience camp. 

Camp Olympia lies on the shore of Lake Livingston, just 95 miles north of Houston, TX, nestled in the Pineywoods. We’ve been creating last summer memories for campers and families for over 55 years and would love to have you join us for one of our sessions!   

Curious to find out even more about what sets us apart? You can always request information!