Meet the Family

Christine Baskin, Owner/Director

meet-the-family-christine-baskin2Christine and her three children (Katie, Annabelle and Mac) continue the legacy of this family-run Camp that, since its 1993 inception, has provided a blend of activities that are both educational and fun. A graduate of Southern Methodist University and Ursuline Academy in Dallas, Christine is actively involved in every facet of Camp.

Christine helps with counselor recruitment from colleges and universities in addition to adding her energy and talents to all activity and event programming at Camp Balcones Springs. Further, she helps to plan camper recruiting events throughout Texas and beyond. Christine also owns and operates The Retreat at Balcones Springs, which utilizes Camp’s facilities in the off-season and makes possible some of Camp’s most desirable features, like air-conditioned cabins. Christine’s vision is to create an experience for campers that they simply cannot find anywhere else. 

Richard Bombach, Director – Jessica Bombach, Office

Camp Balcones Springs welcomed the Bombach family in March of 2017. Richard and Jessica have worked in private camping in east Texas for over a decade and bring their knowledge, experience and love for serving others to Camp Balcones Springs. Richard received his degree in Education from Oklahoma State University and can be seen wearing orange almost every day to support his Pokes. Richard loves finding ways to connect with staff and campers through the outdoors, whether through sports or recreation. He tends to think he is still in his athletic prime, so be weary of his tricks and antics on the sports fields! Richard will be overseeing all aspects of Camp Balcones Springs this summer, working to ensure the safety of all who enter CBS and to motivate & challenge staff to be at their best every day. Jessica received her degree in Elementary Education from Southern Nazarene University as a student/athlete where she pole vaulted! Jessica will be helping in the office with paperwork and getting everything organized for the summer.

Richard and Jessica have two daughters, Amaya (4) and Annabelle (1) that will be seen running around camp this summer! The Bombach family is absolutely thrilled to call Camp Balcones Springs “Home” and look forward to investing in every person that comes through camp’s gates this summer!

Jeremy Jenkins, Boys Camp Director

Jeremy is entering his seventh summer at Camp Balcones Springs and fifth summer as Boys’ Camp Director. Jeremy graduated from Louisiana College in 2011 with a degree in Business Management. Since the summer of 2012, Jeremy has worked as a counselor and compound head for Camp Balcones Springs, as well as an event manager for The Retreat at Balcones Springs. Jeremy’s love for sports, the outdoors, and most importantly, camper and counselor relationships, is what has kept him at CBS. He is very excited to continue his service to camp, and he looks forward to many more summers to come.

Maggie Pickett, Girls Camp Director

Although Maggie is entering her second summer as a CBS full-time staff member, this will be her 18th summer at Camp Balcones Springs!  We are absolutely ecstatic to have a Girls Camp Director with so much camp experience to usher in our great female leaders of tomorrow!  Maggie is originally from the Austin area and graduated from the University of Alabama in December of 2016 with a degree in Human Development & Family Studies.  Maggie has an incredible ability to meet campers where they are and encourage them to be the best version of themselves.  She continually invests in her campers lives; both within and outside of camp’s gates. Her vast knowledge of being a camper and counselor is a wonderful benefit to everybody she works with.


Bailey Barton, High School Programs Director

CBS is thrilled to have Bailey Barton as a part of our full-time summer team!
Bailey has been a part of The Retreat Team since the fall of 2017, but this will
be her first summer at CBS.  Bailey graduated from Texas A&M with a degree
in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences in May of 2016.  Bailey has been
involved in summer camp for 6 years and we are excited about her unique skill-set
and her passion for serving others.

Connie McCoy, Office Administrator

Connie has been a part of the Camp Balcones Springs full-time staff since 2008. She started out as the Housekeeping Supervisor for the Retreat before stepping into her current role as Camp Office Administrator. Connie is the proud mother of three children who have all attended CBS. Her favorite part about camp is seeing the excitement and joy on a first-time camper’s face and knowing that they are about to have an amazing experience!

Marietta Johnson, Founding Director

Marietta is an educator, parent, grandparent, devoted Christian, and avid lover of smiles and laughter. She has the rare ability to find exactly what makes every youngster special. Her background in Christian camping began over 30 years ago and reflects her commitment and love for kids and summer camping. A graduate from Stanford University, Marietta has taught at St. Marks School of Dallas since 1973, and she has spent each of the past 23 summers with Camp Balcones Springs!