Alumni and History
What is your favorite memory of Camp Olympia? Is it blobbing, learning to ski, riding the trolley at the pool or competing in Spartan/Athenian?
Do you catch yourself saying phrases from camp, like “Good Deal” or “Be There or Be Square”? Do you ever find yourself singing “Taps” or the “Dolphin Day” song? Camp Olympia is a special place to our current campers and staff, as well as so many alumni. With over 50 summers of fun at Camp Olympia, it is always fun to look back on all of the great years at camp. It is amazing to see all of the new improvements to camp, but coming through the gates of camp, it still feels like home.
Though technology, styles, and our overall culture has changed, there is definitely one thing that has not changed and that is the heart of a child.
Camp Olympia was started by Chris Gilbert and Corby Robertson, Jr. in 1968 with a passion to make Camp Olympia the best camp in the world for its campers and counselors.
T.O.R.C.H. – True Olympians Remember Camp Heritage
T.O.R.C.H. is Camp Olympia’s alumni organization. T.O.R.C.H.’s mission is to strengthen and perpetuate ties of affection and esteem formed at Camp Olympia, support youth camping and be a part of its progress. We encourage all former Olympia campers and counselors to join T.O.R.C.H.
Why Join T.O.R.C.H.?
- Perpetuate and/or Re-Establish Relationships Formed at Camp Olympia
- Support Scholarships for Alumni’s Children to Attend Camp Olympia
- Be a Part of the Continuing Camp Olympia Experience
You can join T.O.R.C.H. in person at our next alumni reunion or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Stay in Touch
Our most recent ALUMNI REUNION was September 2018, and what a great time it was seeing so many of our camper and counselor alumni! The weekend was packed with fun activities like archery, challenge course and everyone’s favorite, rocketing! Our next reunion at camp will be in 2020! We hope you and your family will join us here at Camp Olympia to relive some of your fondest camp memories and make new ones!
Alumni Update Form
We want to hear from YOU! CLICK HERE to enter your contact information so we can stay in touch with you! If you’ve already registered with our site and provided your contact information, you can log in to confirm your information or make updates by CLICKING HERE.
Once you’ve updated your contact information, you will receive newsletters and other announcements throughout the year!
Connect with Alumni on Social Media
Do you want to reconnect with your fellow campers or counselors? Ever wonder what your old friends have been doing since camp? What to hear Olympia’s announcements of events? Stay in touch with with the camp community via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
If you’ve been a part of Olympia, we’d like to hear from you! We’re interested in hearing about your fondest camp memories, as well as what you’re doing now. Plus, if you have had any Olympia Alumni spottings or any alumni news, including weddings and children, that you would like for us to post, email us at email@example.com!
Children of Alumni
It is wonderful to meet the next generation of Olympia campers! So many of our former counselors and campers now send their children (and now grandchildren!) to Olympia so they too can share in those wonderful experiences that only happen at Camp Olympia. Let us know if you would like for us to send your family any information about the upcoming summer or about scholarship opportunities for alumni.
Alumni Photo Albums
Remember those way cool staff uniforms and those multi-purpose bandanas? Take a walk down memory lane by visiting our Photo Albums in our Media Gallery. Don’t see your picture in there? Email your favorite camp photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll include them!