Camp Facilities

Best-in-Class and Full of Wonders

YMCA Camp Cullen is a best-in-class camping facility dedicated to serving youth, families, and other organizations. Over 500 acres of woodland along the shores of Lake Livingston offers wonders at every turn.

A transformational investment of over $22 million dollars made in 2013 sparked the beginning of a camp to serve children and families now and for generations to come. Due to additional capital donations, the YMCA continues to make ongoing improvements. Camp Cullen features high quality cabins, a welcoming dining facility and a wide range of activities and amenities.

YMCA Camp Cullen offers more than just a collection of facilities and amenities. Each of our activities offer a chance for participants to grow, to be challenged, learn new skills, grow in confidence, develop resilience, find new passions, and push their boundaries. YMCA Camp Cullen has something to offer everyone!

Something for Everyone

Our camp facilities provide something for everyone! Nestled among the majestic wooded East Texas pine trees, YMCA Camp Cullen is the perfect environment for trying new things, breathing in the unique, serene setting and embarking on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery. Whether it’s through summer camp, family camp or a corporate retreat, Camp Cullen is sure to impress.

Camper Experience

The camp facilities are designed to provide for your child’s every need. Our spacious and comfortable climate controlled cabins, with bunks and private shower and changing areas provide rest and relaxation, while our beautiful dining hall provides a fueling station for the next adventure. Pathways are accessible, and provide super highways between all the incredible opportunities that a week at camp provides.

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Family Experience

Experience Family Camp at your own pace. Want to race from activity to activity getting as much action in as possible? You can do that. Prefer to take it a little slower, relax in a rocking chair and watch the kids play gaga, cornhole or roast marshmallows at the firepit? You can do that, too. Cap it all off with a family meal, hassle free in our dining hall, complete with an endless supply of coffee!

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Retreat Experiences

The camp facility can be utilized to your specific needs. From meeting and classroom spaces set to your specifications, to pre-agreed upon food service menus and delivery times, we ensure your retreat goes off without a hitch. A/V capacity in the primary areas, wifi access in the cabins, meeting and dining facilities, along with the perfect blend of disconnecting from the world and connecting to the goals of your retreat, make this the perfect getaway facility.

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At the end of their day of fun, kids will come back to a clean, climate controlled bunkhouse with their friends.

Kids will feel right at home with en-suite, individual bathroom and shower facilities. There are front and back porches complete with rocking chairs for relaxing and building relationships with their cabin mates.

The Hammil Dining Hall

Our dining hall is located on the water front and offers 12,200 square feet with an additional 3,500 square feet of porch space for social time. Campers sit with their cabin mates to enjoy balanced, kid-friendly meal options, prepared by our camp chef, that even the pickiest eater will love.


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.

The Hammil Waterfront

Head down to the lake for fun on the water! Many activities launch from the dock including sailing, skiing, tubing, our banana boat and more. If your child love water sports, consider signing them up for our specialty camp track!

Weekley Chapel

Campers start their day with songs, skits, and excitement for their activities at this outdoor amphitheater. After their dinner and day of fun, campers come back to the chapel for closing ceremonies against the sunset sky. The chapel is a place to experience the camp community as a whole – to bring campers together in readiness for the day, reflection on their achievements, and to display their talents including dance, sing, and cheer and experience joy together.

Hamman Ranch at Camp Cullen

Your camper 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. Your child will learning riding skills, horse care, and gain confidence as they guide their horse around the ring and on our riding trails. We offer specialty equestrian tracks for riders who want an immersive experience.

Baker Arts and Science Center

Camp offers something for every child. In our Baker Arts and Science Center, we let the campers curiosity and creativity run wild. Kids can experience our Earth Science room featuring rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world. Interested in performing arts? We have a dance room and a music stage. Love to make arts and crafts? Visit our crafts and pottery rooms complete with wheels and kilns to bring camper’s creations to life!

500 Acres of Outdoor Adventure Fun!

Your camper can explore 500 acres of camp grounds in their time here. Outside of our buildings, campers can experience a wide variety of outdoor activities. From target sports ranges, to horse trails, wildlife, geological features, a wild west town, hiking trails, a pool and more, the opportunities for discovery and wonder are endless!

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