Family Style Dining
At Camp Ton-A-Wandah, we focus on family-style dining, where a balanced meal of protein, vegetables, and starch are provided at each table. “Family-style dining” teaches patience, respect, cooperation, and dining room etiquette. A communal table creates both an enhanced social atmosphere and powerful conversations. Campers share a table with their cabin the first week, randomly selected tables for the second week and with their nations the third week.
In addition to having a family style meal on the table, we provide options on our buffett for those campers and staff that may want to delve into foods a little more fancy than what is on the table or have special dietary needs (gluten and/or vegetarians) . A salad bar filled with lots of veggies is also available!
What do our meals look like at Camp Ton-A-Wandah?
Breakfasts usually consist of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits or pancakes, hash browns, oatmeal, grits, cereal, yogurt, fruit, and milk.
For lunch, campers may be offered different forms of sandwiches or wraps, chips, pasta, green salads, soups and fruit with cookie or brownies for dessert.
Dinner could be as simple as pizza, hamburger and hot dog cookout, spaghetti, chicken tenders or tacos. However, we do mix our dinners up with a more formal meals consisting of roasted pork tenderloin or skirt steak, steamed veggies and roasted new potatoes throughout the session!
Outdoor cookouts and picnics are a ton of fun around camp! Time to enjoy the outdoors and sunshine! These add a little something extra special to any day!
BUT the most important meal of the week.... Captain Billy’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh baked rolls and ice cream. Our campers and staff can hardly wait for Sunday lunch!
Special Dietary Needs
One question that gets raised every year by parents is “What do I do if I have a child that is a picky eater or may have food allergies and intolerances? We totally get why this issue concerns you. Food is what keeps our kids from running on empty. It fuels their day and can dramatically affect energy levels and moods. The novelty of eating with others at camp expands a child’s awareness of eating itself; learning about one another’s food quirks throws your own fears into perspective. It can help a camper overcome preconceived notions. Our counselors help guide each camper to try new options to help expand their food world. And if that doesn't work - there is always the standard peanut butter and jelly =)
And speaking of peanut butter - some campers may have peanut allergies. Our camp kitchen does not cook with peanut based products but we do potentially serve peanut butter at our meals. It is important that you share any peanut allergies on your camper's medical form so that we are aware of a potential allergy while at meals and when a camper at your camper's table requests peanut butter at meal times, we can appropriately distance campers with allergies for that particular meal as well as ensure hand-washing when the meal is complete!
We keep a variety of gluten and lactose free options on hand. The kitchen also tries to provide vegetarian and vegan options with each meal. Fresh fruit such as apples, bananas, and oranges are available. Special medical dietary needs can be met with prior arrangements. It is important to let us know your camper's dietary needs on our medical history form as well as sending an email to
Canteen is provided twice a day to our campers (at no additional cost). We open our canteen in the morning and afternoon during activities. They can choose one snack for the day ranging from chips, fruit, cheese, to granola bars and/or crackers. We have special days during the week that candy or sodas are available. New in 2020 - evening snacks. Every camper loves an evening treat!