Balcones Blog

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

Girls’ Cookout & Paint Wars + Men’s Dinner!

Today on the Camp Balcones Springs blog, we’re highlighting Friday night’s Men’s Dinner event and the corresponding Girls’ Cookout & Paint Wars! After activities ended on Friday, boy campers gathered at the front of camp for one of our most epic camp traditions – Men’s Dinner! Boys camp began the evening by eating sausage, turkey legs, and crusty bread according to the following three rules: 1) No utensils, 2) Shirts optional, and 3) Most importantly, no girls allowed! After clearing the tables and having a small food fight, the night was continued with a full-camp capture the flag game. The... Read more.

Boys’ Cookout + Women’s Dinner!

Today on the Camp Balcones Springs blog, we’re going to talk about Women’s Dinner and the corresponding Boys’ Cookout event! One of the most highly-rated activities at CBS that makes us a sought-after summer camp for girls is our Women’s Dinner event. Each term, girl campers get the entire front property to themselves for an elegant evening of fine dining, inspirational learning, and bonding with their fellow girl cabinmates and counselors. The night begins when girl campers gather in our Rio Grande Dining Hall in their pajamas. Tiaras are available at every table (though by no means required!) as campers... Read more.

Horseback Camp Program + a Dr. Seuss Dance!

Today on the Camp Balcones Springs blog, we will be giving a brief overview of our camp horseback program, as well as highlighting Wednesday night’s Dr. Seuss-themed camp dance - Seussical! The equestrian program at CBS is open to both boy campers and girl campers of all ages and is run by our fantastic Horseback Director Tiffany Janke. According to Tiffany, “As the Horseback Director, I pride myself in providing a safe and fun learning environment for campers to foster and grow their love for horses. A great deal of preparation goes into each class of campers, from getting information... Read more.

A Spotlight on the Camp Balcones Springs Media Team

Today we will be spotlighting our talented camp media team – the folks responsible for all of the wonderful photos and videos you see on Waldo and Instagram – as well as discussing our cooking camp curriculum and Tuesday night’s activity – Compound Night! The Camp Balcones Springs media team works hard each day of camp to not only capture photos of every camper and activity but also ensure they are posted to Waldo and Instagram so families can follow along with their campers. Our photographers and videographers also work to capture video content of all campers and activities that... Read more.

Summer Camp Carnival Night!

The first Monday of Term 4 at our Austin sleepaway camp was full of classic camp activities, an ice cream social for new campers, and our Carnival theme night. At Camp Balcones Springs, we structure camp activities into major and minor class days. Every other day, boys have their major classes – classes they have signed up for and will repeat throughout the term. On the alternating days, girls have their major classes. On Boys Major days, girls go to minor activities and vice versa. Minor activities are assigned to campers so that they can experience the best camp has... Read more.