At Camp Olympia, two-week and three-week campers CHOOSE from over 45 different activities , including a wide variety of WATER FUN activities. Camp Olympia offers several water activities in its pool in addition to many lake activities due to its location on Lake Livingston. Each camper will have the opportunity to participate in camp favorites: ROCKETING, BLOBBING, PADDLEBOARDING, SLIDING, WATER WARS and FREE SWIM. Other water fun activities listed are options to choose for your individualized activity schedule.
So many FUN Water Activities !
A long-time tradition at Olympia, blobbing is definitely a highlight for many campers! Blobbing is jumping from a platform and landing on a large inflatable (called a Blob), which is floating on the lake and anchored in position. At camp, we have two blobs for double the fun!
In canoeing class, campers enjoy paddling out on Lake Livingston. Canoeing is a great team exercise, with campers learning to work together to row. In addition to standard sized canoes, Olympia has two 29′ War Canoes that can hold entire cabins at once!
Make a splash in our pool! Learn a new dive! In diving class, campers have the opportunity to dive off our diving board and our platform at the pool. Many campers have learned to dive for the first time at Olympia!
Kayaking was introduced at Olympia in 2005 and has become one of our most popular activities. Kayakers enjoy paddling together on Lake Livingston.
Campers LOVE rocketing! Rockets, which are large inflatables pulled behind the boats, can hold up to 10 people at a time, so campers get to share in the excitement of this lake activity together. Hang on for an exciting ride!
See camp by sailboat! Campers love sailing from our Point on Lake Livingston. In sailing class, campers are taught the parts of the boats, various knots, and sailing techniques. It is a great time for campers to relax and bond together out on the water. Plus, Paddleboarding has been added to sailing class for another fun experience on the lake.
Free Swim at the Camp Olympia pool is the perfect time to cool off and have fun! The pool has many fun elements including a diving board, water slide, climbing wall, platform and trolley!
Snorkeling at the pool is fun and refreshing. Campers learn about snorkeling equipment and use it to find “treasures” in the pool.
Olympia believes in the importance of every campers being a capable swimmer, and as a result, swimming lessons are required for campers ages 9 and under. Lessons are optional for campers 10-16. Campers learn swim strokes and pool safety.
Paddleboarding is a leisurely way to enjoy life out on the lake. Campers who take sailing as an activity will have the opportunity to paddleboard, but others will have the opportunity to paddleboard at some of our special camp events at the lake.
Camp Olympia has two thrilling slides, one at our pool and one on our lakefront. Our 100 foot water slide at The Point is a highlight for many campers as they slide from the top of the tall spiral staircase into the lake! Campers also enjoy the long slide at the pool during Free Swim and special programs.
Wakeboarding has quickly become the most popular activity at Camp Olympia. With Olympia’s 9 competition ski boats, campers of all skill levels have a blast Wakeboarding on Lake Livingston. In Wakeboarding class, campers also have the opportunity to slalom, water ski, and kneeboard.
Through the years, Waterskiing has been a favorite activity with hundreds of campers learning how to Waterski for the first time at Olympia. Olympia utilizes 9 competition ski boats to teach campers the proper techniques of skiing. In Waterski class, once two skis are mastered, campers will also receive instruction on slaloming. Additionally, campers may also have the opportunity to try wakeboarding and kneeboarding during Waterski class.
Camp Olympia has its own water balloon battle stations called Water Wars! Campers can pair up to shoot water balloons at their opponents or aim for the target to splash water on them!