Frequently asked questions

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Call or text us: (405) 308-8138


YMCA Camp Cullen

Address: 460 Cullen Lp, Trinity, TX 75862

Phone: (936) 594-2274


Dormitory-style lodging is included as part of the standard registration. Twin-size bunk beds are included. Bed linens and towels are not provided in dormitory-style lodging.   

Please check out the THINGS TO PACK.

See the RETREAT SITE page for a picture of the lodging accommodations.


Generally Dallas, Texas is hot in the summer. Please bring a hat and sunscreen. But please also remember to bring along a light jacket for outdoor activities in the cool evening.

Please CLICK HERE for the latest weather forecast.


Casual and appropriate (as we will be practicing alongside the monastic sangha)


Please check the THINGS TO PACK page


Camp phone to be used for emergencies:  (405) 308-8138.


All family members, children, and friends age 18 and over are welcome to attend the 2023 Retreat.


Due to liability issues, you must be 18 by the first day of the retreat, August 30, 2024, to attend.


While we hope that you will not cancel after registration, we understand that extenuating circumstances may occur. 

Please forward your Registration Receipt to 


The retreat center has limited internet connectivity to encourage attendees to take the opportunity to embrace nature and enjoy quality time with family and friends at the retreat.  We ask that you reserve using your electronic devices for emergencies only so that you can fully benefit the Retreat of Awakening program.  


In case of emergencies where your family needs to get in touch with you while you are attending the retreat, please ask them to call the Retreat of Awakening's dedicated line:  (405) 308-8138.

Or please call the campsite directly at (936) 594-2274.


All of our meals will be vegetarian.  If you have any dietary requirement, please include this information in the 'Special Requirements' box when you register. We will check with Ascend Camp & Retreat Center facility to see if they can accommodate your needs, and get back to you.


If you have a medical condition or are on medication that may be affected by this event and would like us to know, please include this information in the 'Special Requirements' box when you register. There is no obligation to do this, but it will help us be prepared for any special requirements you may have during the Retreat.


Yes, upon receiving your gift, we will either email or mail you a receipt.


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We will promptly begin planning for the 2025 Retreat once the 2024 Retreat is over.  Please visit us on Facebook and our website often to receive the latest updates on our program, retreat center information, etc.


Due to liability and contractual obligations with the retreat center, the Retreat of Awakening must register every attendee and guest coming to the facility, even if the visitation is brief.