Balcones Blog

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

Term 2: Rainy Days at Camp Balcones Springs

We have been enjoying dreamy weather out at Camp Balcones Springs, with cool, breezy mornings, no mosquitoes, and wonderful cloud cover. We are so thankful for the cooler summer temperatures – up to 20 degrees cooler than last summer at this time! Read more.

Three Cheers for Term 2!

The second of term of summer camp 2024 at Balcones Springs has kicked off with a ton of PHUN! On Sunday night, we began camp with our classic camp tradition – team initiation – where old campers put on their red, green, purple, or blue to welcome new faces to Camp Balcones Springs onto one of four camp teams, the Texas Rangers, Rough Riders, Silver Spurs, or Texas Rangers. Boys and girls will compete in various games and events over the course of the term with their teams. Read more.

Term 1: Team Competition Day, The Ted 10,000, & Week 2 Beginnings!

On Saturday, we began a new tradition at camp, beginning the day with the Senior Camper Girls Flag Football game in the morning. All of camp gathered for breakfast outside in the Grid Iron. While the girls were warming up, campers partook in a Slip & Slide & Dunk Tank, and the Work Crew hosted a tailgate, cooking bacon on the grill. The girls had a pre-game Gatorade race to decide who would get the ball first (the Spurs won). At halftime, we had a mini game for a pazookie (a chocolate chip cookie with ice cream). The Stars won... Read more.

Term 1: Women's & Men's Dinner, Cookout, & Week 1 Highlights!

Thursday night at Camp Balcones Springswe hosted the saught-after Women’s Dinner, a night of delicious appetizers – like sauteed shrimp, pot stickers, and made-to-order gourmet pizza – dancing and singing, an outdoor movie while the sun was setting, and an inspirational and empowering talk from our Girls Camp Director. Meanwhile, Boys Camp roasted hot dogs on Balcones Beach, swam in Lake Ted (which has been full to the brim, we are happy to report!), and had a chili cook-off! The boys also watched the NBA finals after dinner, and a few older campers brought their fishign rods and fished at... Read more.

Summer 2024 is Here!

Happy Summer 2024! Term 1 at Balcones Springs has kicked off with a ton of PHUN! On Sunday night, we began camp with our classic camp tradition – team initiation – where old campers put on their red, green, purple, or blue to welcome new faces to Camp Balcones Springs onto one of four camp teams, the Texas Rangers, Rough Riders, Silver Spurs, or Texas Rangers. Read more.