Happy Term Two!
Term Two’s opening day this Sunday featured some epic “firsts” for Camp Balcones Springs. For starters, we welcomed our very first limousine to opening day drop-off, as the elegant ride made its way around our Circle Drive. We also spotted a car fully decked out in Silver Spurs purple – proving just how deep our camp team allegiances run!
Speaking of Team Comp, once campers were settled into their cabins and had met their bunkmates and counselors, we began our traditional Opening Night Team Initiation Ceremony. New campers were inducted into one of our four camp teams – boy campers to either the Texas Rangers or Rough Riders teams, and girl campers to the Lone Stars or Silver Spurs. Returning campers and counselors helped teach new campers the respective team cheers all campers will come to know well over the next two weeks during our daily Team Comp tournaments and games.
At our first camp meal of the term, we celebrated a birthday in our Rio Grande Dining Hall the only way CBS knows how – with our famous Cake Upside the Head tradition & a ride around our dining hall in our famous birthday throne! For Cake Upside the Head, the celebrated camper selects a camper or counselor to “pie in the face” before enjoying a more traditional birthday cake with their cabin’s table.
With such a fun-filled first day, we can’t wait to see what else is in store for our second session!