Menu & Dining

Gold Arrow campers and staff enjoy three meals per day in our open-air dining porch overlooking Big Creek and the beautiful Sierra Nevada. We provide campers and staff with delicious, well-balanced meals and offer a variety of options offered buffet style. We believe great food and connecting with each other during our meals are an important part of our camp experience. Campers dine with their cabin group and counselors at a table designated with their cabin number.

Counselors encourage good table manners and monitor that campers are eating well-balanced meals. Camp support staff check campers’ hands for cleanliness upon entering the dining porch to help ensure the health of our camp community. Kitchen Patrol (KP) gives campers an opportunity to help with clean-up of their cabin’s table.


At every breakfast we offer:At every lunch we offer:At every dinner we offer:
Milk (Skim, 2%, & Oat)Milk (Skim, 2%, & Oat)Milk (Skim, 2%, & Oat)
Hot CerealSoupSalad Bar
GranolaPeanut Butter & JellyPasta Bar with Red or White Sauce
Fresh FruitSpecialty SaladFresh Fruit
Hot ChocolateDeli Sandwich BarDessert
Cold CerealSalad Bar
Toast and BagelsFresh Fruit
YogurtTuna, Chicken, or Egg Salad
Our main course varies daily. Selections may include:Our main course varies daily. Selections may include:Our main course varies daily. Selections may include:
PancakesGrilled CheesePizza
Scrambled Eggs Chicken StripsTeriyaki Chicken
French ToastMacaroni & CheeseSpaghetti & Meatballs
WafflesMeatball SubsTacos
Eggs McManny SandwichesHot Pastrami SandwichesChicken Stir Fry
Breakfast PotatoesChili & Baked PotatoesLasagna
Breakfast QuesadillasHamburgersParmesan Chicken
Hash BrownsPizzaOrange Chicken
BaconChicken WrapsTri Tip
Sausage LinksBBQ Chicken SlidersEnchiladas
Baked Bread PuddingDeli SandwichesChicken Pot Pie
Hard Boiled EggsQuesadillas
Beef Hot Dogs


Snacks are available throughout the day for campers requiring between-meal snacks. A healthy snack (apple, string cheese, carrots, raisins, or similar) is also available each evening at 8:00 p.m.

At nightly campfires, campers select (as a group) either popcorn or marshmallows to cook over their campfire. On special evening, s’mores are also available.

Above options are subject to change.

Dietary Needs & Food Allergies

We understand that it’s important to provide choices, so we offer a wide variety of menu items that provide nutritional meals and appeal to selective campers. We can accommodate most special dietary needs with our regular daily meal offerings. If your child has a food allergy and you have questions regarding our accommodations for that particular allergy, please call our camp office at (800) 554-2267.

Celebrating Birthdays

If your child’s birthday falls during their camp session, our kitchen staff will make a decorated birthday cake in their honor to be shared with their cabin group. We’ll seat your camper on a chair and counselors will lift them up as everyone on the dining porch sings “Happy Birthday.”

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