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Beyond Banana Boats: Benefits of Summer Camp

It was a great summer at YMCA Camp Cullen – full of memories, friendships, confidence, skills, first-time experiences, cheers and laughter! More than just a retreat, camp was a valuable resource to grow and educate campers. PURPOSE You’re probably familiar … Continue reading

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Need a summer job? Work at the YMCA

Mason Badillo finds it rewarding to have a summer job where he can have fun, get paid and be a role model for kids. What does he do? He is a YMCA day camp counselor. “I did numerous activities with … Continue reading

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Camp Cullen Welcomes Summer Campers

On Sunday, we welcomed dozens of summer campers to the newly renovated YMCA Camp Cullen on Lake Livingston for the first time since 2010. To say we are excited, would be an understatement! Hearing the sounds of summer campers playing … Continue reading

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Get a Jump on Summer with YMCA Healthy Kids Day: It’s FREE!

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow. But for some kids, exposure to activities that stimulate the body and mind ends with the school year. In fact, research shows that kids are prone to … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Child to Camp

Camp Makes Children More Resilient The following is an excerpt from an article by Michael Ungar, PhD, who says, “the best camps don’t provide cookie-cutter solutions to what kids need. Instead, great camps understand that the factors that make children … Continue reading

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A Happy Camper

I have never been a “camper.” Sure, I went to summer camp as a kid, but I don’t have deep, fond memories of my experience and never kept in touch with the friends I made and couldn’t tell you one … Continue reading

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