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.

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.

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!

Field Trip Details

  • Availability – Our school program is available throughout the school year to facilitate a full range of events, from field trips, to year-long education, to end of year celebrations.
  • Schedule & Duration – Choose from weekend and mid-week opportunities – single or multi-day, overnight and week-long stays available. You tell us what your needs are, and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • Pricing – Pricing varies depending on group needs, including length of stay, agreement and needs. Pricing is competitive and can range from as low as $20 per student, to $100+ per student, depending on length of stay, activities, meals and other retreat choices. We will always strive to design a program that provides maximum benefits to your students for an affordable cost.
  • Terms – YMCA Camp Cullen wants to be more than a transactional vendor. We want to be a partner in your students’ journey to reaching their full potential. To this end, we can discuss agreement on multi-year, multi-class contracts, and build a case for support in our annual giving campaign if cost is a barrier to providing the best educational experiences to our partners.
  • Facilitation – A camp experience involves a partnership between the educational institution and the camp team. Prior to your event, we will agree on how the event will be structured, including a mix of activities facilitated by camp staff, some facilitated by teachers and others that are unstructured.

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.

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.