The answers to all of your questions

We realize that parents have a lot of questions before sending their child off to summer camp.
Below are some of the most common ones – many of which you are probably wondering about yourself.
However if you have a question that you can’t find the answer to, feel free to contact us.

Registration and General Questions

How do I register my child for summer camp?

There are two different options. You can register your child online from our website. Or you can download our printable registration forms on our Fees & Registration page. The forms can be faxed or mailed to our office in Markham.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations after March 31,2015 will be subject to a $125.00 + HST cancellation fee.  NO REFUND will be given for cancellations occurring less than 15 days prior to registered camp session(s).

What are the ages of campers at Olympia?

We have campers of all ages at Olympia Sports Camp. Our youngest campers are 8 years old and our oldest campers are 19.

Will my child be placed with other children that are the same age as him/her?

Yes, children are placed in cabin groups and sports groups with children that are around the same age as them.

How many campers are in each cabin?

Our camper cabins sleep between 8 – 12 people.

Can my child request a friend to be in their cabin?

Yes. You can request up to three cabin mates that are the same age as your child. Every effort is made to honour the cabin requests of campers; however this is not always possible.

Preparation for Camp

How does my child get up to camp? Do you offer transportation?

There are two different ways that your child can get up to Olympia. You can drive them up yourself, or they can come up on a bus. Olympia does offer bus service to and from camp every week.

There is a coach bus that leaves from HEAD OFFICE in Markham on Sunday mornings at 10:00am.

HEAD OFFICE – MARKHAM

145 Renfrew Drive Unit 112, Markham, Ontario L3R 9R6

The bus makes a stop in Barrie and Orillia on the way to Olympia. On Saturdays, the bus leaves camp after closing ceremonies at approximately 2:00pm. Once again, there are stops in Orillia and Barrie before the bus arrives at our HEAD OFFICE in Markham. Please contact our office for more information and for prices.

What are the arrival and pick up times?

On Sunday, you can arrive at camp to drop of your child between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Opening ceremonies begin at approximately 2:30pm. On Saturday, you can arrive around 12:00pm to pick up your child; closing ceremonies begin at 12:15pm.

Is there lunch available on Sunday, arrival day?

There is no scheduled lunch, however we do offer a barbeque where you are able to purchase food and drinks.

At Camp

How many sessions are offered per day?

There are three sessions per day (Monday – Friday). Each session is approximately 1 hr and 30 minutes long. On Sunday and Saturday there is one session.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Evening Programs
CASINO NIGHT, CAMP WIDE GAMES, CABIN ACTIVITIES, VIDEO DANCE, MURDER MYSTERY, SKIT NIGHT, CAMPFIRE AT THE WATER FRONT

There’s an activity for all campers!
Everyone looks forward to ‘SKIT NIGHT’ where campers and counsellors perform for the enjoyment of all! Each Skit Night finishes with the memorable premier screening of the ‘WEEK-END’ video which relives the past week of fun and excitement.

What is "Free time"?

There are two free time sessions each day. They occur between 10:30am – 12:00am and 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Free time is a chance for campers to spend time with their cabin groups and cabin counsellor. Free time is also a chance for everyone to participate in different activities around camp, such as; high ropes, low ropes, water activities, the climbing tower and much more.

Do you have a tuck shop? Where is my child allowed to purchase products?

Yes, we do have a tuck and pro shop where we sell food, drinks and Olympia clothing. The tuck shop is open during free time from Monday to Friday. Free time is 10:30am – 12:00pm and 3:30pm – 5:00pm each day. Our Tuck & Pro Shop is also open Saturday and Sunday for parents to purchase clothing and/or tuck items for their children or themselves.

How can I get a message to my child at camp?

There are multiple ways to get in touch with you child while he/she is at camp. You can call our summer office at (705) 635-2491. You can email us, and put your child’s name in the subject line. There is also the old fashioned snail mail. Our summer address is:

Olympia Sports Camp
2400 Limberlost Road
Huntsville, ON
P1H 2J6

How do you handle campers who are staying longer than one week?

Campers staying for more than one week will be provided with room and board and a supervised recreational program during changeover at no additional cost. Their cabin assignment and counsellor may change for the following week.

Do you offer laundry service?

We offer laundry service to campers that are staying at Olympia for more than one week. Laundry is picked up Saturday afternoon, and it is returned to camp on Sunday morning.

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

What qualifications does your staff have?

All of our counsellors have first aid and CPR training. All staff working at our high ropes course must complete our site specific training, or must demonstrate and provide proof of equivalent training and experience. There will also be a Lead Instructor on camp with a minimum of a Level 2 Challenges Unlimited Inc. Certification.

All staff working at our waterfront must have their NLS, or if they have their Bronze Cross/Med, they may work in conjunction with a staff member with NLS.

Do you have a camp doctor?

Yes. Olympia has a Health Centre team that consists of a camp doctor, four registered nurses, and four athletic therapists.

Do you have bathrooms in the cabins?

Yes. All of our cabins are fully equipped with bathroom and shower facilities.

How many meals are served each day?

When campers arrive on Sunday the first meal served to them is dinner. On Saturdays, campers are served breakfast and lunch before leaving Olympia. All other days, campers are served three meals a day as well as an evening snack.

How do you handle food allergies?

Olympia does not allow nuts or nut products on our camp. They are not used in our kitchen or sold in the tuck shop.

We are also able to accommodate for most dietary restrictions, as long as we are informed of them in advance. For example: vegetarian, lactose intolerant, gluten allergy, egg allergies, allergies to certain fruits, etc.