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October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019

3:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Fall Festival

 

Pack your family-friendly costumes and celebrate Fall with us October 18-20! In accordance with the season, we will be doing the screamer, archery, canoeing, and more! On Saturday evening we will also be having a Fall Festival with a special prize for the family in the best costume.

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Halloween Family Camp

 

 

Join us for our new Halloween Family Camp - there will be jack-o'-lanterns, hayrides, and trick-or-treating for the whole family! You will also be able to enjoy our usual Family Camp activities - along with a few spooky extras!

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

November 15, 2019 to November 17, 2019

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Giving Thanks

 

Food, family, and fun are some of the best things about the Thanksgiving season. Join us as we celebrate the holidays with some great activities for the whole family. Saturday evening will include a Thanksgiving banquet to remember. Our dual zip-line will be open so make sure to bring some warm clothes as you zip through the air!

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

December 06, 2019 to December 08, 2019

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Winter Wonderland

 

Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with us at Camp Cullen! We will have a great mix of indoor and outdoor wintertime fun for all ages. Race down our zip line, cook up a warm snack over the fire, create your own snow globe, bake and decorate cookies, team up for a “snowball” fight, and exchange camp-provided gifts in a white elephant gift exchange! One gift might even conceal a free week of summer camp!

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

February 14, 2020 to February 16, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Valentine's Day

 

Come shoot real bows and arrows like cupid and go for a canoe ride with someone special. For arts and crafts, we will be creating a unique flower bouquet to give to someone special here at camp! Enjoy time together while at our giant swing, arts & crafts, and family games. 

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

March 13, 2020 to March 16, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Spring Has Sprung

 

Bring the family together and climb to new heights on the Alpine Tower, create your own family flag, and end a wonderful day with a family barbecue and an ultimate family camping challenge!

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

March 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Spring Break Camp

 

Bring the family together and climb to new heights on the Alpine Tower, create your own family flag, and end a wonderful day with a cookout and an ultimate family camping challenge! 

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

April 03, 2020 to April 05, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Family Getaway

Tired of the hustle and bustle of the every day, busy schedule? Well then put down that phone and tablet and come spend some quality time together! It is time to forget the city life and enjoy each other's company. There is nothing better than venturing into the East Texas Piney Woods for a weekend full of FUN! Whether you just want to enjoy the view overlooking the lake or whether you want a jam-packed day of awesome, outdoor activities, YMCA Camp Cullen is the place for you!

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

May 08, 2020 to May 10, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Mother's Day

 

Let’s celebrate our wonderful moms out on the water. Enjoy a full gamut of water activities that may include banana boating, tubing, watersliding, and pool-time. Enjoy a breeze as you fly down our zipline and marathon pipeline. Mother’s Day has never been cooler than this!

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

May 22, 2020 to May 25, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Memorial Day

Come start your summer with an exciting, fun filled family weekend. This extended, 3-night family camp offers twice the fun with activities all day Saturday and all day Sunday! The weekend’s excitement includes tubing on the lake, fishing, zip-lining, archery, and so much more! We will wrap up Saturday with a lake-side BBQ, amazing music, and awesome games.

Horseback riding is available for an extra fee of $25 per person. If you elect to participate in horseback riding during your visit to camp, you will join other families on an hour-long trail ride through the piney woods led by our capable wrangler staff. Kids ages 7 and up are able to steer their own horse on the ride, while kids ages 4-6 will be led behind a wrangler's horse. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian on all trail rides. If a parent does not wish to ride, one of our wranglers will lead your child around in our arena and help them learn and practice some riding skills. There are age and weight restrictions for horseback riding and ropes activities.

June 07, 2020 to June 13, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 1: 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.

June 07, 2020 to June 20, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Leadership Camp: Week 1

 

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.

June 07, 2020 to June 20, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Kamp K'aana 2020

 

BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS, GETTING HEALTHY

JUNE 7-20, 2020

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 kids ages 10-14 who are above a healthy weight.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

Kamp K'aana is designed by a team of specialists from Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Baylor College of Medicine and is delivered by the YMCA of Greater Houston at YMCA Camp Cullen.

NUTRITIOUS MEALS

Each day campers receive three meals and several snacks in a meal plan designed by TCH dietitians. Meals are delicious, balanced and nutritious with an emphasis on high fiber and whole grains rather than sugar and fat.

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

Campers are equipped with the tools they need to conquer their weight management issues while at the same time offering an incredible experience that increases self-confidence and builds self-esteem. By the end of camp, campers typically lose between 5 and 10 pounds. Once they return home, children will be motivated to maintain their weight and obtain long-term results. To be eligible for this specialty camp, children must be in the 95th percentile of Body Mass Index (BMI) for their gender and age. Click here to calculate. For more information, please contact kampkaana@ymcahouston.org.

FINANCIAL AID

PHYSICIAN REFERRAL FORM

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June 14, 2020 to June 20, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 2: Time Traveler

TBA

June 21, 2020 to June 27, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 3: 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.

We will have guest educators from The Children’s Museum of Houston teaching campers the principles of chemistry. Kids will explore polymers, discover the difference between physical and chemical changes and make their own lava lamps and bath bombs. On Friday, campers will be amazed by the power of chemistry during a special show where they will witness the freezing effects of dry ice and liquid nitrogen.

June 21, 2020 to July 04, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp: Week 1

 

Teen Adventure Camp

Teen Adventure Camp is a specialty program defined by it innovative, and bold take on classic primitive camping. TAC consists of a two week program for participants ages 13-15 , broken down into two six day sessions, all at our Camp Cullen facility, focusing on the basic and intermediate skill development of wilderness survival, creative problem solving, orienteering, and conservationism to name a few. Participants have the opportunity to obtain and hone these skills during the first week of of TAC, where we will operate in both a classroom environment and in the field working on theory and praxis. Week two is where participants put their skills to the test, participating in “Plane Crash”, “Shipwreck”, as well as an overnight canoeing trip, and other various scenarios designed to challenge participants and create the ultimate outdoor adventure experience. The program is designed to encourage youth to develop their leadership skills, and to create lasting friendships through an exhilarating outdoor adventure here at our Camp Cullen facility.

Week 1:

Skill development

  • Survival Rule of 3
  • Shelter Building
  • Fire Building
  • Orienteering
  • Trapping (theory only), Hunting (theory only), Foraging & Fishing
  • Basics of Wilderness Medicine
  • Wilderness Conservationism
  • Various lessons to underline the importance of YMCA core values in day to day life, and how they apply to the wilderness

Teen Adventure Camp 1: June 21 - July 4

Cost: $1,600

TAC Packing List >

June 28, 2020 to July 04, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 4: Stars and Stripes

TBA

July 05, 2020 to July 11, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 5: 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.

July 05, 2020 to July 18, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Leadership Camp: Week 2

 

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.

July 12, 2020 to July 18, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 6: 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.

Camp Cullen was so fun for me because it was a learning experience, and I got to meet really awesome people. I got to do tubing and the zip line, which I could never do at home, and the counselors were so nice.

Quentin C., 13