We know that kids are ready...ready for fun, ready for adventure, ready for it all. YMCA of Greater Houston is ready too! No one does summer camp like the Y! They offer overnight camp as well as day camp options. They have the right camp for your child, all in a safe and supportive environment. Just pick what works best for your family.
Overnight Camp: YMCA Camp Cullen
Nestled among the tall pines along the shores of Lake Livingston lies one of Texas's premier resident camps. At YMCA Camp Cullen, located just north of Houston, youth and teens enjoy an experience of a lifetime. Campers, ages 7-17, take part in a wide range of choice-based activities, including water sports, horseback riding, a high-adventure course, nature exploration, arts/drama and much more. All of this is provided in a multi-layered protection plan with safety as the number one priority, while maintaining the magic of camp. Examples include camper pods, increased safety procedures, rigorous cleaning protocols and counselors quarantining prior to camp. Teen adventure camps are also offered where they can enjoy adventures and grow their leadership skills as well as specialty tracks such as equestrian and water sports. Outside of activity time, campers gather as a cabin group to play, learn and bond together while participating in fun activities like campfires, scavenger hunts and talent shows. In addition, sleepaway camps teach the character values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith, all in a safe and supportive environment.
YMCA Camp Cullen was established in 1974 and enjoyed a rich history, full of tradition until 2010 when there was a major fire in the dining hall. The fire provided a blessing of a clear slate to dream up an ideal camp facility. The $27 million rebuild was master-planned by architects from around the country. They reopened a “Best in Class” facility in 2013 which is recognized on a national level. The kitchen in their massive dining hall was built by Pappas Brothers. Their chapel and cabins were designed and constructed by David Weekley Homes. The accommodations are second to none. In addition to having windows for all top bunkers, there are front and back porches complete with rocking chairs for relaxing. Registration with a money-back guarantee, payment plans and discounts for siblings and referrals are available.
Youth and Teen Day Camp
Offered at convenient neighborhood locations all around the greater Houston area, YMCA Day Camps allow youth, ages 5-11 and 12-15, the opportunity to have a blast during the day, while returning home each night. Camp offers a safe and healthy atmosphere where youth can enjoy their summer break. Enhanced safety procedures have been implemented for your child’s health and well-being, such as small group sizes, increased cleaning and disinfecting processes throughout the day and scheduled hand washing/sanitizing. Special emphasis is placed on youth choice, achievement and a sense of belonging, with exciting themed weeks, sports, games, new friends and adventure. Other activities may include creative and performing arts, archery,
engineering and nature exploration. At the Y, your kids will leave ordinary at the door and prepare to learn and grow with positive role models encouraging campers to take on new challenges. Financial assistance is available for families who qualify.
To learn more about any of the YMCA of Greater Camp Houston's summer camps, visit ymcahouston.org.