Spirit of the Pines is a Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics that is held Bi annually at Camp Olympia in Trinity Texas.

Next Spirit - October 6, 7, and 8 are the dates for the October 2017 Spirit

Save the date - April 20, 21, 22 is the Spring Spirit for 2018
Registration Form (PDF Format)  (NEW - go to the contact page to register online.)
Camp Layout (PDF Format)

Schedule Revised 08/09 (PDF Format)

Directions to Camp

Map of Location

New Photos in the photo gallery thanks to Ariana and Sunshine.

Camp Olympia is a non-smoking facility allowing Spirit of the Pines attendees to smoke in a designated area only.


"This was my first Spirit. I was in no way prepared for the experience I had. I had seen a flier for the retreat at a meeting and got super excited. I had attended Camp Olympia as a child some 40 years ago and had fond memories. It was a step back in time as I entered the property, pine trees in full glory. As the weekend progressed, I found myself reminiscing camp experiences as I cultivated new experiences. I recall as a youngster the last night of camp we would congregate around a huge bonfire by the lake. It was a bittersweet time of sharing memories and making plans for camp the following summer. I never could have predicted that through my life journey, God would have led me back to Camp Olympia 40 years later to get to experience another bonfire with my friends sharing our experience, strength, and hope. I felt as if my life had come full circle. I was right where I was supposed to be." Shelley V. April 2012 Spirit

"Every six months, at around this time of the night before leaving, I pause to wonder how short my life would have been had I not gone to that first Spirit in '95. My life was over, except for deciding how to get out of it. (If I had known in advance that I would get my will to live back at that first retreat, I probably would not have gone.) So, I arrive there with gratitude, which grows with every familiar face I see, and with every new face I see lighting up with that Spirit." - Tim L. before the Oct 09 Spirit

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