Outdoor Education Program

The YMCA of Greater Houston believes that for youth to thrive, they need a full range of positive opportunities. Research indicates that outdoor instruction keeps youth engaged and interested, not only during outdoor learning but also upon returning to the classroom. YMCA Camp Cullen provides the chance to step away from games, phones and daily distractions to learn about the ecosystem and natural environment.

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Experience Outdoor Education, Adventure and Leadership at Camp Cullen

In partnership with schools, YMCA Camp Cullen provides the opportunity for students of all grade levels to experience outdoor education, adventure and leadership. YMCA Camp Cullen is accessible to all students and communities. The option is open to the public school district, private schools, Montessori, Home School groups, and more and can be customized to fit the school curriculum and needs.

YMCA Camp Cullen proudly offers a wide range of trust-building, intuitive games and thought-provoking challenges that will cover the full spectrum of your school group’s needs. Our goal is to provide an outstanding experience for all involved, no matter the participant age, skill or experience level.

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Tailoring the Camp Cullen Student Experience

Your group’s schedule of events will be specifically designed to align with your designated goals and objectives. Our staff specializes in outdoor education, adventure and leadership, which can also be incorporated into your day, if desired. We can tailor a day for your students across all grade levels or for any size faculty/staff team. Choose from one of our pre-set itineraries or we will work to create a custom experience.

Need a short session? No problem! Want to hang out at camp all day? That works for us, too! Let us build the perfect retreat for you.

“Try it for a day, love it for a lifetime!”

Your school will walk away from their Camp Cullen adventure renewed, refocused and revitalized; we guarantee it!

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Outdoor Education Rates

Overnight Trips
*School staff attend at no cost
Length of Stay Rates 
2 Days, 1 Night $75 per student, $38 per parent
3 Days, 2 Nights $110 per student, $55 per parent
4 Days, 3 Nights $148 per student, $74 per parent
5 Days, 4 Nights $180 per student, $90 per parent

Day Trips
*School staff attend at no cost
Trip Details Rates
Day trip with hot lunch provided by Camp Cullen $30 per student, $15 per parent
Day Trip with lunch brought by school $20 per student, $10 per parent
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Book Your Group’s Next Retreat

If you would like to engage with YMCA Camp Cullen as a partner, please reach out to our staff using the contact form provided, and we will be in touch to begin the discussion on how we can help enhance the journey and goals you have for your students. The booking process is low pressure, and exploratory, with the intent of aligning goals and proposing the best solution for your students and organization.

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Interested in a Camp Cullen hosted Retreat or Event?

Please take the time to reach out and let us know when your interest in having Camp Cullen host your retreat.

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