Summer Overnight Camp

An epic summer of adventure and fun awaits you at YMCA Camp Cullen!

An epic summer of adventure and fun awaits you at YMCA Camp Cullen! Here you’ll find everything you need to know about what your child can expect at camp. Exactly how much fun can we pack into one day? Check out our daily schedule. What adventures await your camper? Experience the sights of 530 acres of camp fun through our interactive map and check out our activity selections! Summer camp is about making friends, having adventures, and building incredible memories. A week at camp provides the necessary knowledge to master new skills that will last for a lifetime. Camp is epic! Your stay at Camp Cullen will be the best thing your child does this summer!

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Cabin Living

Camp is a place for your child to thrive.

We are intentional in every element of program design to help your child progress along the journey to becoming the very best version of themselves. While maintaining the broader Y mission of being a camp “For All,” we put into practice our Judeo-Christian principles through our 5 Core Values – Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. These words mean different things to different people from all backgrounds, and we highlight one value each day to discover what it means to our campers. We live and explore these values and spend time throughout our week together in reflection and conversation as we strengthen a child’s understanding of their own value system.

Camp is full of structured challenges for your child. These challenges come from all directions, whether it be leaving home for the first time, trying new activities, encountering barriers to success, making their own decisions, setting goals, or handling conflict in the cabin. All of our counselors are trained in guiding your camper through those opportunities to become a more confident, independent, resilient young person. We seek out the moments to make a difference, and that’s where the most incredible growth can be found. We know that YMCA Camp Cullen will have a lasting and meaningful impact on your child’s life.

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Adventure Awaits

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.

Your child is in for a week filled with enriching outdoor adventure that includes dozens of activities and specialty tracks, allowing them to choose their own activities, including horseback riding and water sports. There is a new theme each week, offering a fun and festive atmosphere for your camper’s stay.

If you’re new to the overnight camp experience, a local summer camp in Texas like YMCA Camp Cullen makes it easy for parents to prepare their child for camp, and confidently send them off for a week that they will NEVER forget.

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Dates, Rates & Themes

All camp sessions begin on Sundays and end on Fridays. Most camp sessions are one week, with a two-week option available for Teen Adventure and Leadership Camps.

Themes like Buried Treasure, Blast from the Past and more help make your camper’s stay even more memorable! Teen Adventure camps offer a great alternative to our more seasoned campers, with a bit more thrill! And Teen Leadership camps are a wonderful option for teens looking to grow and boost their resume or for college applications.

Financial assistance information is available.

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Camp Experience

Nestled among the tall pines and on the shores of Lake Livingston, YMCA Camp Cullen offers the perfect backdrop for a week filled with fun, adventure and personal growth. From water sports, to horseback riding, adventure courses and more, campers stay busy and want to return year after year. It’s the perfect place for a new or seasoned camper!

Our cabin groupings are designed to offer a “home base” to our campers, and activities are planned throughout the day with their cabin mates. We know that new friends and wonderful counselors are one of the best things about overnight camp and that many campers remember these people for a lifetime.

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Parent Resources

Our staff help to prepare you and your child for camp, and go the extra mile to help ensure safety and fun. A Planning Guide (Parent Guidebook) is available, which includes all the important information needed to send your camper off with confidence. From detailed packing lists, ways to send care packages, and policies and procedures for sickness or injuries, it is jam-packed with helpful information for you. We know that sending your child to overnight camp for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, and our experienced staff are here to help guide you and make sure your child has an amazing time in a safe, fun-filled environment.

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Don’t miss out!

Book your spot today!

Summer camp is always a wonderful way for kids to make new friends, experience new adventures and come home more confident and ready to start a new school year. YMCA Camp Cullen provides the opportunity for your child to achieve more and experience more. It’s where kids go to grow. Make sure your child’s summer is one that they will never forget.

We can’t wait to welcome our campers this year – see you there!

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Echoes from camp

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See what campers are saying about their Camp Cullen experiences

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