Balcones Blog

All of the lastest news from camp during the summer and beyond.

End of Term 4 & Summer 2021

Greetings from Lola the pup’s depressed face and the first week post-camp. :( We wanted to recap the close of Term 4 and our entire 2021 Summer before we take a break to reflect on the year and what’s to come in 2022. First of all, we end Term 4 with the fan-favorite dance – Rodeo Roundup! Rodeo Roundup always reminds us of how wonderful it is that Camp Balcones Springs is a coed camp. Rodeo Roundup is often the first occasion on which campers will take part in some sort of couples’ dance – whether they master the art... Read more.

Glow Parties, Fairy Tales, and Mission Impossible!

As we approach the end of Term 4, we wanted to recap some of the fabulous night activities we have hosted this session! This week, we all partied the night away at our Glow Wild Dance, which took place partially in the black-light interior of our Rio Grande Dining Hall. Campers dressed in glow-in-the-dark garb and animal costumes, dancing with glow sticks and neon lights. Earlier in the week, we all enjoyed the Once Upon a Time Dance. The Thicket area was flooded with princesses, magic bouncy castles, Hansel, Gretel, Jack and his beanstalk, and even Rumpelstiltskin! Campers made fairy... Read more.

Cooking Class + CBS Mess Fest!

We’ve been training some real chefs-in-the-making this term at CBS! The Boys’ Major cooking class has been whipping up a slew of delicious recipes. This week, they made a healthy version of Chicken Cordon Bleu – we’ll be sure to send the recipe home with them so you can put their skills to the test! We’re also been able to whip up delicious pasta salads, vegan side dishes of acorn squash and zucchini grown in our very own CBS garden, and grilled portobello mushrooms with a balsamic glaze! A hearty meal isn’t complete without dessert of course, so we also... Read more.

Women's Dinner + Cook-Out!

We have had an amazing first week of Term 4! First of all, Girls Camp got to celebrate our famous Women’s Dinner, an elegant evening honoring all of the girls at camp with tasty food, dancing, and an empowering and inspirational talk from our Girls Camp Director. For dinner, each cabin gets to design made-to-order pizzas for their table, and everyone enjoys delicious and elegant appetizers. We ended the night with a viewing of the classic film, The Princess Diaries. This term, we have quite the talented crew of counselors coaching our field sports! Our football classes are led by... Read more.

Term 4 Updates!

Greetings from Term 1! So much is happening here at camp, we don’t know where to begin! On Sunday, new campers were initiated into one of our four camp teams – The Texas Rangers and Rough Riders for the boys, and the Lone Stars and Silver Spurs for the girl campers. Campers will participate in daily competitions with their teams throughout the term, learning cheers and gearing up to compete in our end-of-term Amazing Raze event. We’ve also been staying cool despite dining outside – our misters are doing the trick! Meanwhile, several campers looking to avoid the heat have... Read more.