Balcones Blog

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

Term 3: Nights in San Miguel, Talent Show & More!

On Wednesday night, campers made their way to the enchanting Rose Garden, where they were greeted by a group of mariachis serenading them. Our Mexican campers and counselors took the lead in curating a delightful array of Mexican delicacies, including a tempting churro bar with indulgent Nutella and various toppings, mouthwatering Mexican street corn, and popular Mexican candies. They also organized cultural activities such as dart balloons, lotterilla, and even set up a photo booth featuring custom-made Mojiangas, which are giant paper mache dolls. These dolls were crafted to resemble our beloved Camp Director Maggie and the dedicated full-time staff... Read more.

Term 3: Disney Come to Life!

Disney came alive at Camp Balcones Springs Tuesday night with our very own Animal Kingdom, Star Wars Galaxy, Magic Castle, and even a CBS Epcot Ball! What really brought the magic to camp, however, were the amazing costumes brought by all the campers and counselors. Everyone looked like they had stepped straight out of a Disney movie (including many Marvel superheroes). Boys and girls made their own Mickey Mouse cupcakes at the Magic Kingdom and autograph-books signed by Disney characters. Over in the villains layer, Ursula was featured on her throne delivering “poison apples” to the kids (in other words,... Read more.

Term 3: Night Team Comp, Sunday Fun Day, & Compound Night!

On Saturday evening, all of camp gathered to watch our older boys play in the night team competition basketball game. The game between the Rough Riders and Texas Rangers was electric. The Riders, led by Ayden Green, started off hot, making their first 6 shots. But the Rangers, led by Jax Sloan, cut the lead to 10 at half. The second half was a barn burner. The Rangers started full court pressing and hitting threes, pulling within 1 with 3 minutes left. However, Rough Riders Graham Reynolds’s and Elliot Hyde led the Riders to victory with a final score of... Read more.

Term 3: NOLA comes to CBS, Women's Dinner, & More!

Last night’s Mardi Gras dance was one for the ages! The night began with a one of kind Bayou themed dinner including gumbo, jambalaya, and fried okra paired with white rice, and house made corn bread! The meal was truly Southern comfort food at its finest. After dinner, kids went to flagpole where our boys counselors surprised all of camp with a skit where “crawfish” (i.e. counselors dressed/painted head to toe in red)ran for their lives from an angry chef wielding a skillet to “boil” the crawfish! Let’s just say the crawfish and the chef were both left to “boil”... Read more.

Term 3: Happy Fourth!

Welcome Term 3 Campers! We’ve had quite the exciting start to our third session at Camp Balcones Springs, beginning with our fantastic Fourth of July celebrations! Read more.