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July 2020

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Teen Adventure Camp: Week 1
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Session 4: Stars and Stripes
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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 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 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.

July 19, 2020 to August 01, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp: Week 2

 

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 2:

Practical Application

  • “Plane Crash” scenario and debrief
  • “Shipwrecked” scenario and debrief
  • “Rising Waters” scenario and debrief
  • Lesson given by youth participants on basic and intermediate Wilderness Survival

Teen Adventure Camp 2: July 19 - August 1

Cost: $1,600

TAC Packing List >

July 19, 2020 to July 25, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 7: 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 26, 2020 to August 01, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 8: 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.

August 02, 2020 to August 05, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Little Explorers: Week 1 (Ages 5-10)

 

Little Explorers Camp, designed for children ages 5- 10 years old, is an introductory experience for children who are joining us for their first overnight camp. This half-week experience gently introduces them to the incredible opportunities that overnight camp offers. 

Our experienced staff take the children on an exciting camp journey as they learn about gaining independence, belonging, responsibility and resilience, through their own, unique lens. Campers will build strong bonds with the same small of group of counselors and campers throughout the week, offering comfort and security in this new environment. 

Throughout the day, campers will enjoy an array of activities, as they foster their imagination, exploration, creativity and sense of adventure.

Safety is of utmost importance to us here at Camp Cullen, as we have a ratio of 3 to 1 during Little Explorers sessions.   Max campers per cabin is 10.   Cabins are grouped by age.

Let your Little Explorer begin their adventure here at Camp Cullen!

August 02, 2020 to August 08, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 9: The Great Adventure

 

Pack your bags for a journey of nonstop fun!

Our Great Adventure week will take campers on an exciting trek through the wonders of nature surrounding us. Campers imaginations will climb to new heights in the mountain climbing themed adventure.

Make sure you tie up your shoes as you step into this amazing week of your best summer ever!

August 05, 2020 to August 08, 2020

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Little Explorers: Week 2 (Ages 5-10)

 

Little Explorers Camp, designed for children ages 5- 10 years old, is an introductory experience for children who are joining us for their first overnight camp. This half-week experience gently introduces them to the incredible opportunities that overnight camp offers. 

Our experienced staff take the children on an exciting camp journey as they learn about gaining independence, belonging, responsibility and resilience, through their own, unique lens. Campers will build strong bonds with the same small of group of counselors and campers throughout the week, offering comfort and security in this new environment. 

Throughout the day, campers will enjoy an array of activities, as they foster their imagination, exploration, creativity and sense of adventure.

Safety is of utmost importance to us here at Camp Cullen, as we have a ratio of 3 to 1 during Little Explorers sessions.   Max campers per cabin is 10.   Cabins are grouped by age.

Let your Little Explorer begin their adventure here at Camp Cullen!

September 04, 2020 to September 07, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Labor Day Family Camp

 

Join us this Labor Day Weekend, September 4 - 7, 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 09, 2020 to October 11, 2020

3:00 pm to 12:00 pm

Fall Festival Family Camp

 

Pack your family-friendly costumes and celebrate Fall with us October 9-11! 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 23, 2020 to October 25, 2020

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 20, 2020 to November 22, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Giving Thanks Family Camp

 

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 04, 2020 to December 06, 2020

5:00 pm to 11:00 am

Winter Wonderland Family Camp

 

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.

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