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What’s on the Menu?

The spirit of camp revolves around our Chadar Ochel (dining hall). Camp eats all together, adding to the feeling of family and community. Each morning, we celebrate birthdays and lost teeth together, and at lunchtime, we share tournament successes and spirited song sessions. We say Hamotzi (blessing over the meal) before we eat and chant Birkat Hamazon or B’rich Rachamana (grace after meals) after we eat. Our food is prepared with love and served family style. 

Crane Lake Camp’s food is kosher style. We are not a kosher facility, yet we do not serve pork or shellfish (or products containing them), and they are not permitted on campgrounds. When meat is served, vegetarian options are offered, and a non-dairy dessert is served. Campers who require special allergy or health-related diets are easily accommodated. If you have any questions about our summer meal program or your child’s dietary limitations, please call the camp office.

In keeping with our goals of developing the whole camper, Crane Lake Camp promotes healthy eating. At breakfast, cold cereal, fresh cut fruit, Greek yogurt, milk and orange juice are available alongside the hot option.  Fresh fruit, an extensive salad bar with protein options, and soy butter and jelly are available at lunch and dinner. We offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free alternatives. Weekly outdoor barbeque with burgers and hot dogs are a camper highlight.

Friday nights we have a festive Shabbat camp meal of chicken, potatoes, a vegetable, soup, salad, and our famous Shabbat Sha-brownies! Following this, we have by song session and Israeli dancing. The Saturday morning breakfast buffet includes items like bagels, lox, eggs, turkey bacon, hot chocolate, doughnuts, and more!

We strive to serve all of our campers’ dietary needs by offering a wide variety of meal options. We provide a safe environment for campers with food allergies and always have a complete list of ingredients of our meals on hand. Please call our office to discuss any specific food questions.

WARNING: Reading this menu might cause you to become really, really hungry!!

  • Orange juice
  • Bagels, lox, and cream cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cold cereal
  • French toast
  • Cinnamon buns
  • (Chocolate chip) pancakes
  • Egg sandwiches
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Hash browns
  • Croissants
  • Waffles
  • Oatmeal
  • Fresh fruit
  • Sliders
  • Chicken tenders
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Grilled cheese and tomato soup
  • Personal pizza
  • Pizza bites
  • Chef salad
  • Meatball subs
  • Falafel & Israeli salads
  • Pasta
  • Chicken fajitas
  • Baked ziti
  • BBQ chicken
  • Rib night
  • Chicken wings
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Roasted chicken
  • Stuffed shells
  • Roasted turkey
  • Spaghetti & meat sauce
  • BBQ cookout (burgers & dogs)
  • Lasagna
  • Roast beef