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May 12, 2017 to May 14, 2017

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Mother's Day

 

Let’s celebrate our wonderful moms out on the water May 12-14. Enjoy a full gamut of water activities to 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 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Spring Into Summer

 

Join us May 19-21 as we celebrate the arrival of summer the best way we know how: with loads of fun activities that let you spend time in the summer sun with your family and friends.

Go for a ride on our 1000-foot Dual Racing Zipline, fire off .22s at our Riflery Range, spend some time paddling around Lake Livingston and more.

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 26, 2017 to May 29, 2017

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Memorial Day

 

Come start your summer with an exciting, fun filled family weekend  May 26-29. 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 11, 2017 to June 17, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session1: 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 11, 2017 to June 24, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Leadership Camp

 

This leadership program is designed for 15- 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 11, 2017 to June 24, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Kamp K'aana 2017

 

BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS, GETTING HEALTHY

JUNE 11-24, 2017

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.

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June 18, 2017 to June 24, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 2: 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.

June 25, 2017 to July 01, 2017

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 25, 2017 to July 01, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

BOYS/GIRLS OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

Boys/Girls Outdoor Leadership Development (BOLD/GOLD) is a program intentionally designed to transform your teen in a wilderness environment. Participants are divided into culturally-diverse groups of boys and girls ages 13-15 and participate in physical, cognitive and social-emotional outdoor challenges. They experience adventure and teamwork while developing friendships, learning new skills and gaining a sense of belonging. BOLD/GOLD is a program teens can experience on its own or as part of their Teen Adventure Camp experience.

June 25, 2017 to July 08, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp

 

This adventure program, for teens ages 13-15, will provide them with a more adventurous camp experience with such activities as overnight canoe trips. Teens will have the opportunity to complete our level system, allowing them to become a master of our activities. They will also complete community service projects.
This is not a leadership course, but teens will learn leadership skills to prepare them for the future and is a great stepping stone for Teen Leadership Camp.

July 02, 2017 to July 08, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 4: 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 09, 2017 to July 15, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 5: 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.

July 09, 2017 to July 22, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Leadership Camp

 

This leadership program is designed for 15- 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 16, 2017 to July 22, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 6: 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.

July 23, 2017 to July 29, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 7: 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.

July 23, 2017 to July 29, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

BOYS/GIRLS OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

Boys/Girls Outdoor Leadership Development (BOLD/GOLD) is a program intentionally designed to transform your teen in a wilderness environment. Participants are divided into culturally-diverse groups of boys and girls ages 13-15 and participate in physical, cognitive and social-emotional outdoor challenges. They experience adventure and teamwork while developing friendships, learning new skills and gaining a sense of belonging. BOLD/GOLD is a program teens can experience on its own or as part of their Teen Adventure Camp experience.

July 23, 2017 to August 05, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp

 

This adventure program, for teens ages 13-15, will provide them with a more adventurous camp experience with such activities as overnight canoe trips. Teens will have the opportunity to complete our level system, allowing them to become a master of our activities. They will also complete community service projects.

This is not a leadership course, but teens will learn leadership skills to prepare them for the future and is a great stepping stone for Teen Leadership Camp.

July 30, 2017 to August 05, 2017

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 8: 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.

September 01, 2017 to September 04, 2017

3:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Labor Day Camp

 

Join us this Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, to celebrate every American’s hard work coming together to keep our country strong and prosperous! We will enjoy one of the last weekends of summertime weather on our waterfront with banana boating, our Wet Willy waterslide and a family picnic complete with lawn games, an obstacles course and sack races.

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 20, 2017 to October 22, 2017

3:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Fall Festival

 

Pack your family-friendly costumes and celebrate Fall with us October 20-22! 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.

Camp to me is an opportunity to leave all your worries behind and enjoy life. To make new friends. To explore the things I like. To get to know nature and myself. Camp makes me a better person.

Ara T., 14