For over 30 years, the Olympia staff has worked with a variety of retreat groups from church groups to school groups and college groups to corporate groups to provide a wonderful retreat experience. Whether for a day, weekend or entire week, our Olympia staff is committed to working with you to provide an outstanding experience for your entire group.
Outdoor Education History
Camp Olympia has been a facility for Outdoor Education for schools for over 40 years, and now runs its own Outdoor Education Center led by Texas certified teachers with over 30 years of combined Outdoor Education experience.
Olympia Retreats can facilitate groups of up to 450 people and our staff works closely with each group to customize activities and meals that fit each group. Comfortable cabins, first rate facilities, beautiful surroundings, convenient location and exciting activities define Camp Olympia Retreats. You can view our map here.
Camp Olympia guests are often treated to deer grazing in the mornings, spectacular sunsets over the lake in the evenings, and stunning star-filled skies at night. With scenic views of the lake or forest from each cluster of cabins, Olympia Retreats offers a weekend escape for each group.
In addition to enjoying the natural surroundings at Camp Olympia, groups of all types take pleasure in the variety of activities that Olympia Retreats offer. A playground for both adults and children, Olympia’s retreat facilities offers activities like horseback riding, archery, canoeing, jumping pillow and many more. Many groups like to challenge themselves on the high elements in our ropes course as well as practice teamwork on our low elements. Some of the newest attractions include the 2-person zip line at the ropes course, water-balloon battle station at the pool, and 9-hole mini golf course. These new, fun attractions are in addition to the newest, beautiful set of cabins with meeting space that overlook the baseball field and lake.
Camp Olympia’s Mission
Camp Olympia is dedicated to having fun together, helping people grow in body, mind and spirit.
Camp Olympia’s Staff
The Camp Olympia staff is committed to providing an outstanding experience for each retreat group. The Retreats Staff works closely with group leaders to plan a full-service, customized retreat for each group. They are hands-on and flexible to meet the needs of the participants.
Outdoor Education Center staff has developed a TEKS aligned curriculum to meet the needs of various grade levels and offer flexible scheduling. They will coordinate activities and lessons to meet each school’s needs.
Camp Olympia’s History
Camp Olympia was established in 1968 by Chris Gilbert and Corby Robertson, Jr. while they were student-athletes at the University of Texas. Originally a summer camp for boys, Olympia has grown into a year-round facility with its Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 6-16, retreats and its own Outdoor Education Center. It is one of the largest camps of its kind in East Texas.