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Camp Olympia

Water Fun

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 female camper jumping from a platform onto an inflatable blob anchored on the lake.


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!

Two female campers canoeing on Lake Livingston.


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!

A male camper diving into the Camp Olympia swimming pool.


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!

Two female campers kayaking on Lake Livingston.


Kayaking was introduced at Olympia in 2005 and has become one of our most popular activities. Kayakers enjoy paddling together on Lake Livingston.

Four male campers riding the inflatable rocket 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!

A group of campers sailing a small boat on Lake Livingston.


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.

A young male camper hanging on the trolley during free swim.

Free Swim

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!

A young female camper snorkeling in the Camp Olympia pool.


Snorkeling at the pool is fun and refreshing. Campers learn about snorkeling equipment and use it to find “treasures” in the pool.

A young female camper doing the backstroke in the Camp Olympia pool.

Swimming Lessons

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.

A young female camper paddle boarding on Lake Livingston.

Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is a leisurely way to enjoy life out on the lake.  Campers who take sailing as an activity will have the opportunity to paddle board, but others will have the opportunity to paddle board at some of our special camp events at the lake.

A young male camper riding the water slide at the Camp Olympia pool.

Water Sliding

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.

A young male camper wakeboarding on Lake Livingston.


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.

A young male camper water skiing on Lake Livingston.

Water Skiing

Through the years, Water skiing has been a favorite activity with hundreds of campers learning how to Water ski for the first time at Olympia. Olympia utilizes 9 competition ski boats to teach campers the proper techniques of skiing. In Water ski 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 Water ski class.

A young female camper shooting a water balloon from a battle station.

Water Wars

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!