Balcones Blog

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

Summer Camp Pranks, Movie Night, & the 1970's DisGlo Dance!

Today on the Camp Balcones Springs blog, we will be discussing Camp Pranks and Raids, Movie Night, and our glow-in-the-dark seventies-themed dance, DisGlo! At Camp Balcones Springs, each cabin has the opportunity to conduct a prank or raid every term. Pranks began in 1993, the year camp officially began and they have only gotten better and more innovative since! All pranks must be approved by our full-time team and must be creative. A member of our leadership staff, alongside the cabin’s counselors, always accompany boys and girls during the enactment of their prank. It is pretty notorious for girls and... Read more.

Weekend Update: Night Team Comp, Sunday Baseline Service, & the Ted 10,000 Swim & Relay at Summer Camp!

Today on the Camp Balcones Springs blog, we will be talk about the weekend’s exciting events, including Night Team Competition, our Sunday Baseline Service, and the famous Ted 10,1000 swim and relay event – just a few of the many things that make us one of the best sleepaway camps in Austin, Texas! After a day of full of camper-favorite activities – including tubing on the lake, riding horses, and archery target practice, just to name just a few – campers assembled for Saturday night’s main event – Night Team Comp! For Night Team Comp, all campers participate in a... Read more.

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.