Camp Life:


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 in the 2nd floor camp office 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 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 milk & yogurt.

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 $5.00 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. 

Food allergies or other restrictions listed on your medical form will be provided to the Director of the Southgate Campus Centre.  The camp office will give you instructions for communicating directly with the Director two weeks prior to the start of your camp so that a dining plan can be created for the camper. 

Snacks & Other Meal Options

A camp store will be set up in the dorm which will sell snacks and beverages.  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


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


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


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


  • Made-to-order breakfast
  • Self-serve deli
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Desserts

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