Mealtime at camp is an exciting social event: a time to relax, an opportunity to deepen friendships, and a time to be fulfilled and nourished.
We serve our meals in the spacious St. Francis Dining Hall, which overlooks Lake Marion. Built in the center of the campgrounds, we serve meals in shifts (based on campers’ ages) to avoid overcrowding and to allow meals to be a comfortable and casual experience. Counselors sit at every table and are present to facilitate conversation, teach the practice of good manners, and ensure that every child is finding something adequate to eat at each meal.
Water, milk, orange juice, and fruit drink are available throughout the day at meals. In addition to that, we have water stations throughout the camp. Counselors will remind campers to refill their water bottles throughout the day. There are also disposable cups located at the water stations.
We offer a menu with a range of healthy options, including a salad bar at lunch and dinner each day. We are able to accommodate most allergy or special diet restrictions, including gluten-free diets. Our staff understands the importance of proper nourishment and how it plays into every camper’s ability to enjoy their time at Camp Christopher. Regardless of the main course at a meal, there is always an alternative option so that every child leaves the dining hall with a full stomach.
Please call our office to discuss your child’s special dietary needs prior to his or her arrival.
Because eating and sharing of food and drink in a confined space is an activity which increases the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, food and drink will not be allowed in the cabins. Along with being provided three meals each day, campers will be given a snack each afternoon as well as the opportunity to buy snacks at the Camp Store. If a Resident Camper brings snacks from home, they will be directed to place them into the trash outside of the cabin.
**Please do not send nuts or nut-based foods. Many campers have nut allergies. Your child may be restricted from eating these foods if they are sent to camp
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