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

Next Spirit - October 21 - 23rd are the dates for the Fall 2016 Spirit

Save the date -April 21-23 is the Spring Spirit for 2017
Registration Form (PDF Format) 
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.

For the time being Camp Olympia is non smoking. 


"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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