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June 06, 2021 to June 19, 2021

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp: Session 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

TAC Packing List >

June 06, 2021 to June 12, 2021

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 13, 2021 to June 19, 2021

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 2: 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.

June 20, 2021 to June 26, 2021

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 20, 2021 to June 26, 2021

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp: Session 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 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

TAC Packing List >

June 27, 2021 to July 03, 2021

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Session 4: Stars and Stripes - FULL

 

This week the United States celebrates its birthday! Join Camp Cullen in a revelry of all the best things about this country. Campers will enjoy a special 4th of July cookout. Don’t forget to pack your stars and stripes themed clothing!

June 27, 2021 to July 17, 2021

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Leadership Camp

 

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 04, 2021 to July 10, 2021

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 11, 2021 to July 17, 2021

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 18, 2021 to July 31, 2021

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp: Session 3

 

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

TAC Packing List >

July 18, 2021 to July 24, 2021

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 25, 2021 to July 31, 2021

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 01, 2021 to August 07, 2021

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 01, 2021 to August 07, 2021

2:00 pm to 9:00 am

Teen Adventure Camp: Session 4

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

TAC Packing List >

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