The Banana ranks as one of our top activities. Three to six campers enjoy time together while racing through the waves. From helping each other back on the Banana, to waiting for a turn, campers have the opportunity to practice our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.. all while having the time of their life!
Canoeing and Kayaking
One of the oldest activities within camping, canoe races or running an obstacle course can always be a fun experience that many kids miss out on in life. Kayaking has become the new adventure in canoeing. Although our kayaks are very basic in design, the experience a camper receives in independence on the water are immeasurable.
For a camper to command his or her boat under the power of the wind, is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. We sail smaller boats to allow our campers to have first-hand knowledge of taking the lead in their own activity.
Our Pool is "L" shaped with the large section the shallow side and the smaller section utilized as a diving tank with two 1-meter diving boards. New this year, swimming lessons will be a part of the daily schedule for all campers ages 8-10 and is also available as an option for our 11-16 year olds!
We connect two tubes with nylon covers to a small boat. The kids say, "Hit it!" and are off in a flash. With two tubes going at one time, it is more of a bumping contest as the tubes scoot across the water running into each other at the outside points of the wake. Back and forth they race with kids giggling, screaming and hanging on tight. It easily ranks as one of the favorite things to do while at camp.
Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
We are very excited about our skiing program. With the recent addition of the "Boom" on our Mastercraft ski boats, we are easily able to give each child the feeling of skiing or wakeboarding.
For those that have already mastered getting up behind the boat on a rope, we utilize the skylon, a large pole reaching high above the boat to give a better pull for the skier. With the ability to virtually guarantee success for our campers in whatever might be chosen to do, skiing brings out a whole new level of fun.This is a great opportunity for a child to feel greatly challenged but to have relatively easy success, thus continuing to build self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem.
Our water slide is 100' long from a 25' tower. The slide can handle over 200 people per hour, so campers will get to ride the slide many times during their week at Cullen.