Balcones Blog

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

Camp Olympics!

Greetings from another exciting week of Term 3! This week, we hosted our inaugural Camp Balcones Springs Olympics Games. Campers participated in a variety of age-appropriate events across all of camp, with each cabin competing for prizes. Cabins even decorated their own flags akin to the national flags displayed at the real Olympic Games. We have also been so fortunate this term to have a wonderful group of high school campers in our Senior Camper and LT programs! These 9th and 10th graders add so much creativity to camp, helping lead activities, mentor younger cabins, and join with our staff... Read more.

Weekend Team Competition

This weekend we enjoyed some CBS classics! The biggest event of the weekend was Saturday night’s Team Comp game in which the Senior Camper and LT boy campers competed in a basketball game, Texas Rangers versus Rough Riders! The game was close through the third quarter before the Rough Riders were able to eke out a solid victory. The Rough Riders’ win gives their team five points in their overall score for the term, bringing our current standings to Texas Rangers/Lone Stars: 17 and the Rough Riders/Silver Spurs: 15. The MVPs at the game were Kyle Schmid, Charlie Weatherby, Sebastian... Read more.

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.