Camp Life:

Dining

Good nutrition and well-balanced meals are essential to our campers health during their busy camp session.  The dining hall is located in the same building as the dorm rooms, which makes eating easy and accessible - a great time to socialize with new friends too!

 

 

Three meals per day are included for Overnight Campers. Meals begin with dinner on check-in day. There are no meals included for day-campers. Day-campers may either bring a lunch with them each day, or purchase a meal ticket at the dining hall for $5.00/meal.


The Dining Hall

The dining hall is located on the first floor of the Southgate Campus Centre (where all campers stay), and it is set up like a food court/buffet. It will always includes a hot entree station and beverage station at all meals. During breakfast, cereals, bagels, English muffins & made-to-order eggs are also available; during lunch a salad bar, sandwich station, and dessert station are added; during dinner, a salad bar, pasta station and dessert station are added.

"Campers-Choice" food-court style dining can be new for some campers who are use to having meals prepared for them at home. For students who don't immediately see anything that they like we are sure that there is always something available - from hamburgers & hot dogs, to soy milk & yogurt. All they need to do is ask!

Campers will be given a meal card at check-in.  Please keep your meal card in a safe place (we suggest tucked into the back of your name tag).  There is a fee for lost meal cards.  If you loose your meal card you should see a counselor in the 2nd floor dorm office for a replacement.


Campers With Dietary Concerns

For campers with special dietary concerns such as allergies, religious restrictions, and other food restrictions, please know that the dining hall has limited capability to accommodate special dietary concerns. Though they will certainly try to help where possible and are able to accommodate most common restrictions, but the extent to which they can provide special meals may not be what is needed for your camper. Our camp office can answer general questions regarding dietary concerns and what may available, or you may contact the dining hall director who makes the arrangements and he can give you more specific details about what can be provided. Any special meal arrangements need to be made with the dining director at Southgate at least three weeks prior to camp.


Snacks & Other Meal Options

Two camp stores will be set up, one in the dorm and one at the College of Music, which will sell snacks and beverages throughout the day and evening.  Vending machines are also located in the College of Music and in the dorm.  Campers may also be able to go for lunch at one of the eateries on campus if it is scheduled with the counselors as an activity.  All of these options would be at the campers expense as cash only and are not included with the meal plan.


Sample Dining Hall Menu

Breakfast

  • French Toast Sticks
  • Sausage Links
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Grits/Cheese Grits
  • Biscuits/Croissants/Bagels
  • Cereal

Lunch

  • Chicken Mozzarella
  • Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
  • Confetti Yellow Rice
  • Cut Green Beans
  • Sliced Carrots

Dinner

  • Baked Ham
  • Southern Fried Chicken
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Parsley White Rice
  • Broccoli
  • Blackeyed Peas
  • Corn Bread

Plus:

  • Made-to-order breakfast
  • 40+ item salad bar
  • Self-serve deli
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Dessert bar

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