Dinner for 350 – Serving Quality Food at Camp

Food in the Forest

We often get questions about the food at camp. It’s quite a challenging task to serve quality food to so many people three times a day. Our kitchen staff happily prepares over 1500 servings a day, and we’re not even counting dessert. These are the answers to our most common food questions.

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1. Where does the food come from?

We have a food service supplier based in Sacramento that comes to camp two times a week for deliveries. Our food service director also purchases fresh fruit from once a week from a fruit stand off highway 80.

2. What if someone has a special diet or allergy?

We accommodate many speciality diets including those eating vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Our meals are peanut free, except for the peanut butter and jelly which is located away from the main eating area.California Summer Camp

3. Do they serve vegetables up there?

Of course. In addition to the healthy sides at dinner, there is a fully stocked salad bar in our lodge complete with fresh-cut avocados, bell peppers, side salads, spinach, lettuce and more. Campers can create their own salads at lunch and dinner.

4. What about fruit?

Fresh fruit is available throughout the day and campers are welcome to grab apples, watermelon, plums, or whatever else is available whenever they want. We also serve fresh blueberries, strawberries, and granola every breakfast.

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5. My kid is a picky eater, what if they don’t like the meal?

Peanut Butter and Jelly, Peanut Butter, and Just Jelly sandwiches are always available for campers. Our counselors certainly encourage kids to try things and eat our main entrée, but when all else fails, the PB&J can save the day.

6. What are some of the meals?

Some examples of each meal include…

Breakfast – Eggs, sausage, hash brown, granola, greek yogurt, cereal, blueberry scones

Lunch – Hot dogs, veggie wraps, chili, grilled cheese, hamburgers, chicken fingers

Dinner – Pulled pork, grilled chicken sandwiches, turkey burgers, tacos, enchiladas