Balcones Blog

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

Term 2: Nights in San Miguel!

On Wednesday, Work Crew prepared for our Nights in San Miguel theme night by getting crafty. They showcased their creativity by crafting stunning flower crowns using a mix of carnations and wildflowers. We are immensely grateful for their hard work and dedication, and they truly deserved this enjoyable activity. Other activites on Wednesday include: slip n slide, Lake Ted, Tubing, and riflery! So! Many! Activites! Read more.

Mission Impossible, Etiquette Class, & More!

The week’s activities started off welcoming Health Coach Megan Brown to speak with our 16 and 17-year-old girls to give tips on hydration and nutrition as they prep for college. Read more.

Women's/Men's Dinner, Night Team Comp, & More!

On Friday night, we celebrated “Man’s Dinner” at boys camp. Everyone gathered for a great meal of sausage, ribs, wings, and rolls. Naturally, there wasn’t a shirt or utensil in sight, which naturally led to a classic food fight! Camp-wide capture the flag was next, and the Texas Rangers won the best of three series! The night concluded with a movie and ice cream sundae buffet. Read more.

Term 2 - LET'S GO!

Term 2 has kicked off with a whole lotta PHUN! On Sunday night, we began camp with our classic camp tradition – team initiation – where old campers put on their red, green, purple, or blue to welcome rookies into the CBS fold as Texas Rangers, Rough Riders, Silver Spurs, or Texas Rangers. Read more.

Discoteca Nights in San Miguel + Mission Impossible

We kicked off the night with a song filled SOS, complete with a skit and laughs. Then, campers moved to the Rose Garden to find a group of mariachis serenading away in the Rose Garden. Our Mexican campers and counselors helped curate Mexican delicacies like a churro bar with nutella and toppings, Mexican street corn, and popular Mexican candies. They also helped facilitate cultural activities like dart balloons, lotterilla, and even a photo booth with custom made Mojiangas (i.e. giant paper mache dolls!). The dolls were reincarnations of our Camp Director Maggie and full time staff Diego, which naturally was... Read more.