Balcones Blog

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

Term 3 is Here!

Greetings from Term 3! We have had the most dreamy weather at camp. The days have been a cool and breezy 85 degrees accompanied by peaceful afternoon rains. The flowers and fields are so verdant – it’s almost like we are in North Carolina! We’ve been able to do so many outdoor activities and games that we wouldn’t normally be able to do in the afternoons, especially in July! This week, we taught all of our Senior Camper and Work Crew girls the basic elements of self-defense thanks to the resident talents of CBS’ own Mr. Daniel Adams, a self-defense... Read more.

Some Closing Thoughts on Term 2

Before we jump into our Term 3 updates, we wanted to take a brief moment to again thank all of our Term 2 campers for creating our aerial “CBS” photo on Closing Day! We’ve included a digital copy of the photo here so campers can find themselves. We also wanted to share a few additional photos from Closing Day – including one of a couple who met in 3rd grade while attending CBS! Now their children are campers! Tune in next for our first blog of Term 3. :) Read more.

Last Day of Term 2!

The last few days of Term 2 were a fun, emotional blur! On Friday, July 2nd, we started the day with the Amazing Race. The Texas Rangers and Lone Stars eeked out a narrow victory to take home the term Team Comp championship. In the afternoon, we had our Big Blowout event, a day of inflatable toys, swimming in the lake, and ice cream in the Thicket Area. The day ended with our famous Rodeo Round-up dance, where campers and staff alike dress in western garb and commemorate the growth and friendships they experienced during the term. Campers gathered in... Read more.

Thursday, July 1st

Thursday, July 1st, at CBS was an important day of the term: Team Spirit Comp Day! Every last Thursday of each session, one day before the Amazing Race, our four camp teams – the Texas Rangers, Rough Riders, Lone Stars, and Silver Spurs – gather together to perform three sets of two-minute-long group cheers to a judging panel. The winning teams are awarded a large chunk of points that contribute to the overall term point totals that give teams a head-start on Amazing Race day. Sponsors – the counselors selected to represent each team as a sort of “mascot” for... Read more.

Monday, June 28th

Monday, June 28th, was an all-around exciting day at CBS! First off, we introduced a brand-new activity – a floating DIY spa on Lake Ted! Campers, counselors, and even Director Ms. Christine, made DIY avocado hair conditioner, honey and sea salt lip blams, jojoba oil facial massages, and shea butter cuticle conditioner! After pampering themselves completely, everyone jumped into the lake for a refreshing cleanse. :) Down at the beach, one of our favorite camp activities is tie-dying! We’ve included a photo of some of our counselors and campers modeling their creations. In other news, the Ladies Fitness Class hiked... Read more.