Camp Facilities & Amenities

Camp Facilities & Amenities

The YMCA Camp Cullen facility is a best-in-class facility, intentionally designed to deliver a high quality, immersive experience to families of all ages. The cabins, activities, layout, and amenities, mixed with the well-preserved natural environment, provide a perfect setting for fun, growth, excitement, disconnection from the hustle of the world, and reconnection with nature and your family. Families can take part in a wide range of family camping activities away from day-to-day distractions, including water sports (seasonal), camp fires, an adventure course, hiking, nature exploration, and so much more.

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Cabins

Our cabins were designed with Family Camp fun in mind! After a day of adventure, your family can relax in the comfort of a clean, climate-controlled bunkhouse where you’ll feel right at home with en-suite, individual bathroom and shower facilities. Refrigerators are included and there are snacks and YMCA apparel available for purchase. There are covered porches complete with rocking chairs for relaxing and deepening relationships with your family. Each cabin is complete with wifi as well.

Accessibility

Facilities are accessible and transportation is available across the property for those if needed. Each cabin village has 1 accessible bathroom. We are happy to work with you if you have any specific requests, so please contact us at 936-594-2274 for more information on accommodations. Accommodations can be made for our families within reason and ability.

The Hammil Dining Hall

A fun-filled family retreat isn’t complete without delicious meals that even the pickiest eater will love. We also offer alternative options to accommodate dietary needs. Our dining hall is located on the waterfront with additional porch space for social time. Take some time off and allow someone else to prepare some fantastic meals while you spend quality time at the table with your family!

Infirmary

Coming Fall 2021: Our new infirmary building! This new facility is designed for the challenges of modern-day camp, including efficient medication storage and distribution, quarantine space, and nurse and medical personnel living space. It will also include a cafe and store! We are committed to the health and safety of all campers. Our current infirmary stocks a wide variety of over-the-counter medication and supplies for minor emergencies administered by trained medical staff who are available 24 hours a day.

Weekley Chapel

The chapel area seats up to 400 at a time. The stage is approximately 10 x 18 with steps the full width of the front and access from the side via another stairway. This space allows time to reflect on the core values of camp, caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith, and how you can continue to improve on life as a family. Looking for a Christian retreat for your church group? Explore our faith-based retreats.

Hamman Ranch at Camp Cullen

Every Houston area family camp needs a little bit of rodeo! Participants will learn how to ride in our state-of-the-art Hammil Equestrian Center on Hamman Ranch, featuring 30,000 square feet of arena space. This experience includes riding skills, horse care, and an opportunity to guide your horse around the ring and on our riding trails and is perfect for all levels of horseback riding experience

Know Before You Go

Thank you for choosing YMCA Camp Cullen for your Family Getaway. We appreciate you and hope you enjoy your Escape to the Woods.

All reservations require a minimum 2-night stay. Rates are per person. 0-3 years are free.

YMCA members receive a 25% discount on reservations. Max per cabin is 8 and additional cabins (some connecting) can be booked as available to accommodate larger families.

Pets allowed in Pet Friendly cabins only. Max of 2 pets per cabin. Please refer to Pet Policy to reserve.

CHECK IN

Check-in time is 5pm. Check-in before the scheduled time may require the payment of an additional fee.

CHECK OUT

Check out time, for all campers, is no later than 4pm. Cabins must be vacant and clean or a cabin cleaning fee may apply. Check out later than the scheduled time may require the payment of an additional fee.

PAYMENTS

All reservations require 50% deposit at time of booking and payment in full 14 days prior to arrival. If the booking is within 14 days of arrival, payment in full is due at that time.

CANCELLATIONS

All cancellations made within 30 –15 days prior to arrival will incur a $100 cancellation fee.

All cancellations made within 14 -7 days prior to arrival will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

All cancellations made within 6 days of arrival will forfeit the full reservation amount.

No credit or refunds will be issued due to the discomforts of nature. The fun continues rain or shine.

For further cancellation and modification questions, please email us at campcullen@ymcahouston.org

NO-SHOWS

A no-show guest is one who does not arrive at Camp Cullen and does not cancel the reservation by end of day of scheduled arrival date. The entire reservation fee is forfeited.

EARLY DEPARTURES

If a guest departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund.

Eligibility requires a minimum of 24hrs notice of early departure. A 2-night minimum payment is required before any refunds are eligible.

YMCA STAFF DISCOUNTS

All staff are required to email or call Camp Cullen to receive their eligible staff discount. campcullen@ymcahouston.org or 936-594-2274

REFUNDS

Guests may submit a refund request through our office within 7 days of the end date of their reservation by email or by calling the Camp Cullen office. campcullen@ymcahouston.org or 936-594-2274

Debit or Credit Card Purchases

Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used for payment. In the event the guest has cancelled this card, they will need to contact their card company to have the funds released. We cannot issue refunds to any card other than the one used to pay.

Emergency Closures

In the event of an emergency closure, YMCA Camp Cullen will refund all fees of unused dates of reservations. If your reservation has not begun, staff will attempt to notify you using the contact information within your Booking profile.

We hope your stay with us will be relaxing and enjoyable. This document is intended to clarify our position on behaviors that will provide the best camping experience possible. Everything included is common sense. This is NOT meant to limit your camping experience but to make everyone aware of basic camping etiquette, which will ensure safety for all.

The undersigned (all being called “Camper” or “Visitor”) agrees that the following Rules and Regulations shall govern the Camper and Visitor’s occupancy of a YMCA Camp Cullen cabin for the duration of the reservation. It is agreed that any breach by the Camper or the Camper’s Guest of these Rules and Regulations shall constitute grounds for immediate action or eviction from the cabin with no refund of fees. These rules may be amended from time to time in any reasonable fashion and such amendments shall become effective three (3) days after notice of a change. It is the registered Camper’s responsibility to review these Rules and Regulations and share them with everyone on their reservation.

By accepting and paying for a camp reservation, all Campers agree to abide by all Rules and Regulations as printed and thoroughly outlined as follows.

Copies are available on our website or at the office.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

We want your family getaway to be a peaceful, relaxing and healthy experience. Our programming design revolves around catering to your family while maintaining social distancing from other guests for peace of mind for all. To help ensure your continued health, we recommend the following:

  • Maintain social distancing of 6-feet from others and avoid physical contact with others.
  • Wash hands thoroughly and regularly, using soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and eyes.
  • Cough or sneeze into a clean paper tissue or your elbow, then discard the tissue immediately.
  • Masks and gloves are recommended but not required.

CHECK IN – Check-in time is 5pm. Check-in before the scheduled time may require the payment of an additional fee.

CHECK OUT – Check out time, for all campers, is no later than 11 am. Cabins must be vacant and clean or a cabin cleaning fee may apply. Check out later than the scheduled time may require the payment of an additional fee.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – Alcohol is prohibited. Drunkenness, impaired or under the influence, loud or disorderly behavior will not be tolerated.

CIGARETTES / TOBACCO / CANNABIS – Smoking is prohibited.

APPEARANCE – The overall, neat appearance and natural serene beauty is what all campers enjoy most, so please do your part in maintaining your cabin and porch in this manner. Management has sole discretion on “appearance”.

BICYCLES – All bicycles and non-motorized wheeled modes of transportation are welcome but must be back at your site by dusk. Please have your children adhere to proper bike safety regulations. No bicycles allowed in any building or any posted areas. Please take all actions necessary to minimize the potential for injury and make your camping experience as safe as possible.

BOATS / TRAILERS – Boats / Trailers are prohibited.

CAMPFIRES – All fires are to be contained within the fire ring or pit. We reserve the right to monitor and control the size of all campfires. Fire rings or pits are not to be moved. Fire extinguishers posted throughout the cabin villages and at each fire pit. Safety First.

CAMPERS / PARENTS – Campers/Parents/Guardians are responsible for the safety and behavior of their children, friends of their children and their guest at all times. Our goal is to make your camping experience safe, relaxing and a lot of fun. We look for your cooperation to attain that goal. Children under 18 cannot be left to occupy the cabin overnight without adult supervision.

CAR ALARMS / LOCKS – Repeated operation of car/truck alarms or door locks shall be grounds to require disconnection of the alarm or removal of the vehicle from camp.

FIREARMS / DRUGS – The use, display and possession of firearms, air arms, paint ball markers, fireworks, explosives, weapons and illegal drugs or substances is strictly prohibited. Violation will result in immediate eviction and removal of personal effects and the authorities will be notified. The tossing, throwing, etc. of rocks, stones or other objects is prohibited.

FIREWOOD – Firewood is provided by Camp Cullen. No cutting of firewood is permitted in the campground or abutting properties.

GOLF CARTS – Golf carts are prohibited.

MOTORCYCLES – Motorcycles, motorbikes, motor scooters or any sound producing registered vehicles used for transportation shall be used only to enter and leave Camp Cullen. Only persons with a valid driver’s license are allowed to operate any motorized vehicles, including golf carts.

PARTIES – Family gatherings are fun! We encourage family gatherings although; they must be maintained at a level that is not disturbing to others. A gathering of 8 people or more must register at the office.

PERSONAL PROPERTY – All personal property brought onto camp is at the Registered Camper’s risk and YMCA Camp Cullen/YMCA of Greater Houston shall bear no responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of such property. All campers assume the responsibility of maintaining proper insurance on their campers and personal property. We are not responsible for any damage to any camper or personal property for any reason including an act of God (i.e. wind, lightning, hail, fallen branches, trees, embers that drift onto property, etc.), accident, fire or vandalism.

PETS – Pets are welcome at Camp Cullen. Please refer to our Pet Policy for complete regulations. All pets are required to be leashed at all times. Maximum of two (2) pets per cabin. All pet waste must be picked up immediately. Campers who do not pick up after their pets will be asked to leave – with NO refunds. No exceptions.

QUIET HOURS – Quiet hours are from 11pm to 8am. The quality of rest and relaxation is important to all campers so please refrain from loud noises and disturbances during this period. The volume level for all stereos, radios, TV, instruments or other noise-making devices must be at a minimum during this time.

Gauge: If you can hear it from outside your cabin, it’s too loud! Please lower voices after 10pm. During Quiet Hours, remember, your voice carries. Please keep to a low volume to not bother other campers. During non-quiet hours the Registered Camper or guest shall not operate any radio, stereo, TV, instruments or other noise-making device at such an unreasonable volume level to be a disturbance to any other campers. BUG LIGHTS–BUG ZAPPERS – Electric bug lights/bug zappers must be turned off during quiet hours.

RESTROOMS/SHOWERS – To avoid accidents or injury in these areas, it is requested that an adult accompany children under 8 years of age to all restrooms.

SWIMMING POOL/WATERFRONT – Entering into any body of water, pool or waterfront, at Camp Cullen is prohibited. Doing so, will result in immediate eviction.

TIKI TORCHES – For safety purposes, tiki torches prohibited.

TREES – Please do not cut, trim, strip, nail into or damage trees or vegetation in any way. All landscaping (trees, flowers, shrubs, stone, fencing, etc.) remains the property of the YMCA Camp Cullen.

VEHICLES – All vehicles must be parked in the visitor’s parking lot. Vehicles may be used to drive around the camp to reach activities, including to the Equestrian Center, but strict use of paved roads only. No repairs shall be made to vehicles except emergency repairs. No parking within Villages.

VISITOR / GUEST – Any person or persons who are not named on the initial registration as a “Registered Camper”, and who has entered the campground is considered a visitor. Registered Campers who have visitors that are not registered will be charged the visitor’s fee for their guest according to the scheduled rates. Failure to register Visitors and / or Guest will result in a $10 penalty fee in addition to the regular fee. There will be no more than 8 people registered to one cabin at any given time. Visitors must either leave camp by 10pm or pay an overnight guest fee if they would like to stay in a cabin. State Law requires us to know who is in the campground and on-premises at all times.

We are pleased to offer accommodations for you and your pet(s). Our Camp is for the enjoyment of all visitors. To ensure the comfort and safety of all our guests and employees, please review and acknowledge the following pet policy:

Pets are permitted in cabins, (except our limited pet-free designated cabins). Pets will not be permitted in any enclosed public spaces such as meeting rooms, lobbies, bathrooms and dining areas, program rooms, Baker Arts & Science Center, swimming pool or aboard any watercraft. (Not applicable to service animals as defined by the ADA)

Pets must be registered with the front desk upon arrival. Guests failing to notify the front desk prior to/during check-in, will be charged the applicable non-refundable pet fee and any incremental cleaning charges (even after departure).

YMCA Camp Cullen requires a non-refundable pet fee of $25 per pet (maximum two pets). This covers normal wear and tear and standard additional cleaning associated with pets.

Pets must be on-leash while on property and when outside the cabins. They must be under the control of and with their owner, or designee, at all times and pet owners are responsible for immediately cleaning up after their pet while on the YMCA Camp Cullen property. Pets should be current on all vaccinations; documentation must be immediately available upon request.

YMCA employees are not allowed to enter accommodations with an unaccompanied pet. If maintenance or other staff service is required, please remove the pet from the cabin. Please contact the front desk to arrange a convenient time for such services.

Should there be additional damages or injuries, each pet owner is 100% responsible and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless YMCA Camp Cullen/ YMCA of Greater Houston from all liability and damage suffered as a result of the guests’ pet. This includes but is not limited to guest accommodations, all public areas, corridors and outside grounds areas.

If an accommodation is unusable due to damage from a guest’s pet, the guest whose pet is responsible for said damages will be responsible for any lost room revenue plus expenses incurred while the damage is being repaired.

The YMCA Camp Cullen reserves the right to discharge any guests with hostile or disruptive pets without a refund of the balance of stay.