Balcones Blog

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

Term 4 Team Initiation + First Day!

It’s finally here! Term 4 – the last of our Camp Balcones Springs 2022 camp sessions – has begun! We kicked off the first day of Texas summer camp with costumed staff singing camp songs at our gates as families dropped off their boy and girl campers. Campers got settled into their cabins, met their counselors, and reunited with old friends – including our beloved summer camp dogs who were so happy to see a crowd of smiling faces again! On the first day of camp, once girl campers and boy campers get settled into their bunks, each cabin’s counselors... Read more.

Cabin Hangout, the Big Blowout, & Rodeo Roundup!

Today we will be talking about the closing events of Term 3, including Thursday’s Cabin Hangout, and the stacked term-ending events of Friday, including the Amazing Race, Big Blowout, and Rodeo Roundup – three of our most popular camp events and reasons why we are one of the top-ranked camps in Central Texas! Thursday, after the last “normal” day of activities at summer camp, boys and girls spent one final dedicated evening with their cabins for our Cabin Hangout activity. Counselors planned special age-appropriate activities for their cabins all over camp. Highlights included the CBS-staplel Pamper Night for the Work... Read more.

Camp Balcones Springs Music Video Awards

Today we will be talking about the Music Video Awards, one of the most unique and celebrated traditions for kids at Camp Balcones Springs! Every summer, during Term 3 (our three-week session) only, we celebrate the CBS Music Video Awards, or MVAs. During the three weeks of summer camp, boys and girls work with their cabin mates and counselors to develop an idea for a music video they will script, direct, and film to be edited by our outstanding camp media team. Boys and girls work with their cabinnmates and counselors to choose a song, develop a concept and narrative... Read more.

Work Crew Day-Off, Camp Carnival, & the Roaring Twenties Dance!

Today we will be talking about Work Crew’s day-off outing, Monday’s and Tuesday’s activities at camp, and two theme nights – our Roaring 20’s Dance and the Camp Carnival! At Camp Balcones Springs, the oldest boys and girls at camp – rising high school seniors – take part in our Work Crew program. Work Crew campers attend summer camp for free in exchange for their community service. Working together with their counselors, Work Crew helps prepare and clean our dining hall and dishes, collects trash around camp, and assists with various maintenance duties. Kids earn community service hours they can... Read more.

Weekend Report: Camp Talent Show + Balcones City Limits (BCL) Camp Music Festival + The Ted 10,000 Swim Race!

Friday and Saturday was a one-two punch of brilliant performances both put on and enjoyed by the kids at Camp Balcones Springs On Friday, after our full day of major and minor activities, including tubing on Central Texas lakes, canoeing down our spring-fed swimming hole, and taking the zipline across camp, boys and girls gathered together for our Camp Balcones Springs Talent Show! The contestants did not disappoint, as girls and boys of all ages offered up a variety of skills and performances. Highlights from the evening included handstands, interpretive dancing, several vocal performances, a magic show with card tricks,... Read more.