Balcones Blog

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

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.

Welcome Term 4!

Greetings from the first day and a half of Term 4! Campers are already fast at work perfecting their skills at CBS’ newest game – pickleball! The sport combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and traditional tennis and is all the rage here at camp. While pickleball may be a new CBS tradition, we’ve still got some old ones too – like the cup-stacking feats of our Work Crew! Every summer (and every term), Work Crew campers entertain themselves “on the job” by seeing who can balance the tallest cup stack while bussing tables in our Rio Grande Dining Hall.... Read more.

Term 3 Music Video Awards!

Wednesday evening, we celebrated the most coveted CBS event of all – the Music Video Awards! During Term 3, our only three-week term, every cabin works together to brainstorm, write, direct, and film their own music video. Campers and counselors select a song and come up with a creative storyline to go along with the music. Our talented camp videographers work hard to edit the videos according to each cabin’s creative direction. Then, the videos are viewed and judged by our Leadership and full-time teams. On the night of the MVAs, cabins get dressed up for the CBS red carpet... Read more.