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TEXAS'S PREMIER OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP

Nestled among the tall pines on 530 acres along the shores of Lake Livingston, YMCA Camp Cullen is located just 90 minutes north of Houston. Kids ages 7-17 can discover new talents, create lifelong memories, learn core values and make forever friends. Our Little Explorers Camp offers half week introductory sessions for kids ages 5-10. 

Camp provides your child with an enriching outdoor experience that includes dozens of activities and specialty tracks that allow children and teens to choose their own activities, including horseback riding and water sports.

YMCA Camp Cullen provides the opportunity for your child to achieve more and experience more. Children have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity in a safe, exciting and memorable environment. It’s where kids go to grow.

Summer Theme Weeks
June 7 to June 13

 

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 14 to June 20

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 21 to June 27

 

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 28 to July 4

 

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!

July 5 to July 11

 

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 to July 18

 

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 to July 25

 

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 to August 1

 

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 2 to August 5

 

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 2 to August 8

 

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 5 to August 8

 

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!

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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