One of best things about camp is all of the unique experiences you have throughout the summer. Here at Weequahic, mealtime is no different. You would not be hard pressed to find our campers and staff singing in unison to some of their favorite songs, dancing in their seats, or dressed in silly costumes. Special themed dinners are also a common occurrence throughout the summer, including Halloween night, Celebrity night & Italian night. Last night we kicked off our special themed dinners with twin night. There were twins, triplets, quadruplets, and even entire bunks, that came dressed alike. It is a fun way for us to come together, as a community, and celebrate. I mean where else can you enjoy a meal with your best friends while singing at the top of your lungs and dressed in ridiculous costumes? Meals are more than just that though. Take a glance into our dining hall and you will get a look into our culture here; the spirit of togetherness and inclusion, the value of a positive attitude, and the importance of not taking yourself too seriously. After all, isn’t that what life is all about?
Our kitchen team is among the best in the business, with over 40 years of culinary experience between the chefs. They do a great job preparing healthy, fun meals that keep the campers and staff going all day long.
We spend a lot of time each year planning our menus for each summer. In doing so, we take into account nutrition, variety, and our campers’ past experience and tastes. While all the food is good at Camp Weequahic, there are a few meals that stand out!
It seems like no matter what we do, our campers’ favorite breakfast is our Sticky Icky Bread. It’s a sweet breakfast treat that our campers’ just can’t seem to get enough of.
For lunch, there is less of a clear-cut favorite. Our chicken and cheese quesadillas are always a big hit as are the sliders. We also have a big contingent of campers and staff who love the chicken Caesar salad day, while others take their time building the perfect salad from our freshly prepared salad bars.
As for dinner, the hands down favorite is our cookouts. Whether it’s the hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs or grilled veggies that the kids love, they all can’t wait to get outside, enjoy each other’s company, and have a meal at the end of the day. As for the runner ups for ‘favorite dinner’, taco night or the Hollywood dinner are always big.
The good news is the kids feel that we always have good, fun, and healthy choices. There is also always something for everyone, even those campers whose tastes seem to be a bit more of a challenge. How do we know? We ask! Menu items that are not well received are removed from the options and new foods are added. Thanks to the feedback from our campers and staff, we’ve added more options to our salad bars, increased the variety of veggies offered, and come up with fun new desserts.