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.

christine@texasretreat.com 

Richard Bombach, Director – Jessica Bombach, Office

Camp Balcones Springs welcomed the Bombach family this past March. 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, a very spirited 3 year old and Annabelle, born December 23, 2016, that will be seen running (or crawling) 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!

rbombach@campbalconessprings.com
jbombach@campbalconessprings.com

Jeremy Jenkins, Boys Camp Director

Jeremy is entering his sixth summer at Camp Balcones Springs and third 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.

jjenkins@campbalconessprings.com

Katie Milam, Girls Camp Director

Katie is in second year at Camp Balcones Springs as the Girls Camp Director.  She is originally from North Carolina and has quickly become a Texan and a part of the CBS family! In 2013, Katie graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, with a degree in Sport Management and Youth Ministry.  She has several years of camping experience, working in multiple countries with YoungLife camping. Katie brings with her a passion for sports, kids, building relationships, and service. 

kmilam@campbalconessprings.com

 

Katie Jones, High School Programs Director

This is Katie’s second summer at Camp Balcones Springs as the Director of High School Programs. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2014 with a B.A. in Systemic Sustainability and went on to work in San Francisco and then in Austin. Katie has worked as a counselor and on the leadership staff for other Texas camps and also has experience taking high school campers on backpacking and leadership trips in Texas and Colorado. She loves working with kids of all ages and looks forward to instilling camp’s values in our young adults!

kjones@campbalconessprings.com

Michael Kitner, Activities Director

Michael is entering his second summer at Camp Balcones Springs and his first as
Activities Director! He graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in
Education, while also running Cross Country and Track. Michael has several
years of camp experience and is excited to bring his unique campy attitude to
activities! Michael brings a strong passion for summer camp and brings a unique
curriculum to make every activity a new adventure for campers!

mkitner@campbalconessprings.com

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!

info@campbalconessprings.com

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!

mjohnson@campbalconessprings.com