Balcones Blog

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

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.

Kicking Off Summer 2023 with First Term!

Summer 2023 at Camp Balcones Springs has kicked off with a bang with our first term campers! 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.

Social Media's Impact on Teens

At Camp Balcones Springs, we offer a robust and specialized teen program to our high school students, ensuring they have a camp curriculum that is specifically catered to the needs and preferences of their age group. In addition to unique activities and schedules, our staff also receives specialized training to specifically prepare them to support and counsel teenagers. We attend multiple camp conferences throughout the year overviewing the risks and challenges teenagers face – with a particular emphasis on mental health and how to detect depression and anxiety in teens. This type of training – and summer camp programs that... Read more.

Cabin Hangout, Rodeo Roundup, & the Amazing Race!

Today we will be talking about the closing events of Term 4, 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 best camps near Austin, 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-staple Pamper Night for the Work... Read more.