What does it mean? It all starts with our vision.
We see our campers as going on a journey – a Hero’s Journey.
Campers leave the comforts of everyday life of back home.
Campers accept the “call to adventure”: the Olympia Challenge.
Campers then enter the Special World of Olympia.
Olympia encourages the following evolving living character traits:
Olympia develops the following performance character traits:
Olympia’s well-structured PROGRAMS provide the following opportunities to help campers develop their “heroic” character quality traits:
5 to 6 hours of daily instruction from our professional coaching staff in one of our Sport, Leadership, Adventure, Recreational, Fitness, Art or Self-Discovery programs.
Group living, team-building, structured free-time: various fun and challenging activities under the leadership and supervision of our well-trained counselling and senior staff.
Throughout the week, whether it be in cabin group activities, during their session, or on the high ropes course, campers face various challenging situations.
These challenges provide campers with opportunities to develop and grow these “heroic” quality character traits.
Challenges reflect campers’ needs and areas needing improvement, for it is only by directly facing them, that they can be overcome.
While facing challenges, campers learn to SHIFT from depleting negative reactions (dragons) and RESET to more positive life enhancing responses (heroic qualities) by learning: several, simple science based HeartMath techniques at Dave Talk, which are reinforced by coaches and counsellors throughout the week.
These HeartMath techniques help campers to regulate their emotions “on the spot” so they can live and perform better in sport/activity and camp situations. They “SLAY THE DRAGON WITHIN”.
Campers learn life lessons and insights towards achieving BECOMING THE HERO OF THEIR OWN STORY!
This elicits positive feelings/emotions resulting in smooth coherent heart rhythms allowing the Body, Mind, Heart, and Emotions to operate in a coordinated, optimal way.
This paves the way for all one’s energies (the “heroic” living and performance qualities of the hero within) to “flow freely” in the same direction (Inner Balance) toward goal achievement, with little wastage of energy (Excellence). Thus, empowering “INNER BALANCE BASED LIVING AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE”.
Campers have started to integrate these “heroic” (living & performance) character qualities into their self-image.
Thus they are better able to:
Campers learn to live and perform to the best of their ability.
Campers return home having moved in the direction of:
Campers now are in a better position to share all of these new found character traits, gifts, talents, life lessons and insights so as to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in their own lives and the lives of others on returning home.