Current Camp Conditions

Summer Camp

Overnight Summer Sessions
Ages 7-17

 Camp sessions for summer start once school gets out in June and continue through the beginning of August.

Weekly Session Rate:
Houston YMCA Members= $799
Non-Members= $899

Campers that sign up for multiple sessions will pay full price for the first session and receive a $50 dollar savings on each additional session booked within that same summer. Houston YMCA membership must be verified before member discount is applied.

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Summer 2016 Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 12-18, Aloha Summer
    What better way to spend your week at camp than with the cool island vibes of a Hawaiian paradise? We will be introducing campers to summer fun and games with our Aloha themed week.

  • Session 2: June 19-25, Under the Big Top
    We will transport the camper’s in the fantastical world of the circus, and the strange and wonderful things that go on there. This week will excite, amaze and astound the campers who join us.

  • Session 3: June 26-July 2, Sci-Fi
    Our Sci-Fi week will take the campers on a journey to the future, imagining what might be possible, and living that dream at YMCA Camp Cullen through futuristic fun and games themed around technology, space travel and other-worldly adventures

  • Session 4: July 3-9, Super Heroes
    Super Heroes week will transform camp into a battle ground for the superhuman. As the forces of good and evil collide at YMCA Camp Cullen, we will need your camper’s help to set the world right.

  • Session 5: July 10-16, Passport to Another World
    This is where we take the campers on a trip around the world, without ever leaving the safety of the camp ground. Campers will experience all kinds of culture and learn from our counselors who hail from all over the world.

  • Session 6: July 17-23, Wild Wild West
    The Wild West inspires children’s imagination the world over, and it's no different here at YMCA Camp Cullen. We will take the campers on a journey through the frontier towns and troubles, helping the sheriffs and upholding the law.

  • Session 7: July 24-30, Planet Earth Safari
    This week we’ll be presenting the kids with the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of the world and its natural beauty. We’ll surround them with programming designed to intrigue, inspire, excite and instill respect for the world around them.

  • Session 8: July 31-August 6, Time Traveler
    Campers will experience ancient civilizations and learn how different cultures from the past thrived. The whole week will take the campers from the beginnings of time through present day, just in time to be picked up by their parents.

To reserve your child's spot for summer overnight camp, click here.

Specialty Tracks

Campers, ages 10-17, have the option to select up to two specialty tracks at Camp Cullen where they can concentrate on their favorite activity. Campers must sign up for a regular camp session, then choose the specialty track.


Horsemanship Track
Full track (3 hours) - $200
Half track (1.5 hours) - $100

Horsemanship campers will enjoy either a three-hour session (full track) or an hour and a half session (half track) each day at the barn improving their western or English riding techniques and participating in a wealth of activities designed for the passionate horse-loving camper. Our introductory level is for beginners with little to no experience. Riders who have already grasped the basics and are ready for a challenge advance to our Novice level. Intermediate level riders have demonstrated their capabilities by working their way through our main camp or specialty track program in past summers. For more information on curriculum or riding level recommendations, please contact our Equestrian Director at

Horsemanship Specialty Camp

Water Sports Track
All levels - $200

Water Sports campers will spend their half of their day focusing on waterfront activities such as water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, tubing, canoeing and sailing. Rather than going to the pool, they will have the chance to spend more time at any of those activities. While on the motorboats, campers will receive individual attention and may choose to learn how to water ski, wakeboard and kneeboard or focus on one. Over the week, your camper will build an understanding of boating safety while having the time of their life!

Water Sports Camp


Counselors in Training Program

This leadership program is designed for 16- to 17-year-old campers to help them prepare for their role not just as a future camp counselor, but also life after high school. Working closely with the Leadership Director and other directors, they will learn new leadership skills and develop skills they already have.

Problem solving, effective communication skills, interviewing skills, leadership and teamwork are just some of the skills to be learned during the different workshops.

The teens will create a business while at camp and sell the business idea to their counselors and director in a "Shark Tank"-like fashion.

Offered from June 21-July 3, July5-18 or July 19-August 1.



Kamp K'aana

Kamp K'aana introduces children to powerful, life-changing tools for healthy living while offering the fun of an overnight summer camp experience. Held at YMCA Camp Cullen on Lake Livingston, Kamp K'aana provides a two-week program for obese kids ages 10-14.

Offered June 12-25, 2016.

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