Watersports at Camp Cullen

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Each camper’s past experience in and around the water can be vastly different. Our waterfront activities are designed to ensure that every child can have fun and succeed on the water. The moments of awe in each activity are endless.

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YMCA Camp Cullen offers a variety of water sports that help keep your camper cool during the summer and ensure they have a blast during their week at camp. From banana boating or tubing, canoeing or sailing on Lake Livingston, to cooling off in our swimming pool, there is something for everyone. For even more thrilling adventures like wakeboarding or water skiing, campers can attend our specialty Watersports Camp.

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Banana Boating

The Banana ranks as one of our top activities. Three to five campers enjoy time together while racing through the waves. From leaning into the turns to helping each other back on the Banana to waiting for a turn, campers have the opportunity to practice our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility all while having the time of their life!


Whether there are two, three or four campers laying or sitting on a tube, we have inflatables for everyone! Once ready, our campers say, “Hit it!” and they are off in a flash. Riders move back and forth across the wake all while giggling, screaming and hanging on tight making it one of the favorite activities to do at camp.

Paddle Sports

Canoeing and kayaking are a classic at summer camp. Canoe races, obstacle courses or trips out of the cove are awesome experiences that your camper will never forget. Although our kayaks are very basic in design, the experiences that a camper receives through independence on the water are immeasurable. Once campers have gotten the hang of canoeing or kayaking they can test their limits with our stand-up paddleboards!


A camper commanding his or her boat under the power of the wind will provide a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. We sail smaller boats to allow our campers to have first-hand knowledge of taking the lead and being the captain on their own watercraft and allow beginners to enjoy themselves.

Swimming Pool

Campers can cool off and have fun with friends in our outdoor swimming pool. Each camper is swim tested every day to ensure they have the most fun while being as safe as possible. Our swimming pool is always a hit with campers, and a place where many memories are made!

Water Slide

You can’t miss our 100-foot long “Wet Willie” water slide with its vibrant red and yellow canvas. If your camper takes on the slide, we KNOW that they will come home with great memories of conquering “Wet Wille,” as it’s something that many of our campers remember for years to come. It’s 100 feet of complete fun!

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Registration for Summer 2024 at YMCA Camp Cullen is now available! We can’t wait to welcome our campers this year – see you there!

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