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 Cereal||Soup||Salad Bar|
|Granola||Peanut Butter & Jelly||Pasta Bar with Red or White Sauce|
|Fresh Fruit||Specialty Salad||Fresh Fruit|
|Hot Chocolate||Deli Sandwich Bar||Dessert|
|Cold Cereal||Salad Bar|
|Toast and Bagels||Fresh Fruit|
|Yogurt||Tuna, 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:|
|Scrambled Eggs||Chicken Strips||Teriyaki Chicken|
|French Toast||Macaroni & Cheese||Spaghetti & Meatballs|
|Eggs McManny Sandwiches||Hot Pastrami Sandwiches||Chicken Stir Fry|
|Breakfast Potatoes||Chili & Baked Potatoes||Lasagna|
|Breakfast Quesadillas||Hamburgers||Parmesan Chicken|
|Hash Browns||Pizza||Orange Chicken|
|Bacon||Chicken Wraps||Tri Tip|
|Sausage Links||BBQ Chicken Sliders||Enchiladas|
|Baked Bread Pudding||Deli Sandwiches||Chicken Pot Pie|
|Hard Boiled Eggs||Quesadillas|
|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.
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.”