Camp Lacrosse Program + Women's Dinner

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Today on the Camp Balcones Springs blog, we’re going to talk about our lacrosse program, headed by camp alum Margaret Woodberry, and one of our most popular camp events – Women’s Dinner!

At Camp Balcones Springs, we offer an array of activities spanning sports, fine arts, and outdoor adventure that campers can elect to major in while at camp. To ensure we offer the highest level of skilled training available to campers, we strive to bring in talented young people who are college athletes or have trained in the arts and outdoor activities they are coaching. That said, we knew we could have no one better leading our lacrosse program than long-time camper Margaret Woodberry.

Margaret is a rising junior at Brown University where she plays lacrosse and majors in economics. Margaret has been playing lacrosse for nearly as long as she has been coming to camp, with 14 years at CBS and 12 years on the lacrosse field! Leading the lacrosse program at Camp Balcones Springs was a dream for Margaret. In her words, “Camp and lacrosse are my two favorite things in the world, so I love when I get to teach lacrosse at camp!”

We are so grateful to be able to provide girl campers and boy campers alike with high-level instruction and coaching from young people they can look up to and admire. Thank you Margaret!

One of the most highly-rated activities at CBS that makes us a sought-after summer camp for girls is our Women’s Dinner event. Each term, girl campers get the entire front property to themselves for an elegant evening of fine dining, inspirational learning, and bonding with their fellow girl cabinmates and counselors. The night begins when girl campers gather in our Rio Grande Dining Hall in their pajamas. Tiaras are available at every table (though by no means required!) as campers gather with their cabins to feast on an array of fancy appetizers – shrimp kabobs, cheese boards, and fruit plates, just to name a few! The evening’s main course consists of chef-special artizen pizzas made-to-order for each cabin. Campers dance and sing along to hits like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and enjoy the fan-favorite “Dirt” dessert cups (chocolate icecream with oreos and gummy worms) to cap off the meal.

As a Christian summer camp, we strive to help inspire and empower campers to be strong, caring, and courageous citizens, no matter their gender. So after every Women’s Dinner, campers gather around for an inspirational talk about female empowerment. Every term, a select member of our full-time staff speaks to the campers about the challenges and gifts of being a woman, citing powerful and influential women from history and seeking to encourage girl campers in their identities. The speaker aims to remind girl campers that they have the power to make the world a better place and to become role models for other girls just as the women mentioned are people they can look up to.

Girls camp ends the night watching a movie together with their sleeping bags and pillows.

Stay tuned for more about tomorrow’s corresponding event – Men’s Dinner!