Food service is provided by the professional year-round dining services department at The Governor’s Academy. We work closely with the dining services director to build menus that are nutritious, age-appropriate, and delicious! All meals are served buffet-style, except Friday night dinner, which is family-style. Counselors eat at tables with campers to help them make healthy eating decisions. Take a look at our sustainability initiatives and locally-sourced food options!

Kashrut (Kosher) Policy

Meals are served kosher-style. This means:IMG_8195

  • We never serve pork or shellfish, or any products containing ingredients derived from them.
  • We never serve dairy and meat together in the same pre-prepared item (e.g., a cheeseburger or chicken parmesan).

For campers that only eat kosher meat, a vegetarian alternative is available at all meals.

Sample Menus


  • French toast
  • Veggie sausage patties
  • Pancakes
  • Turkey sausage

Available Everyday:

  • Scrambled and hard boiled eggs
  • Yogurt and fruit bar
  • Fresh bagels
  • Cold cereals
  • Muffin selection


  • Cheese Ravioli
  • Chicken Fingers
  • Ginger soy tofu
  • Falafel

Available Everyday

  • Grilled chicken breast
  • Hamburger and hot dog
  • Pasta bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Deli Sandwich Bar
  • Pizza


  • Beef fajitas
  • Herb roasted chicken
  • Stuffed shells
  • Baked Pacific cod

Available Everyday

  • Pasta bar
  • Salad Bar
  • Deli Sandwich Bar

Allergies and Special Diets

We strive to accommodate all allergies and special diets, so that all campers can participate in our program. Our professional dining services team has experience dealing with the following:20140810_081917

  • Vegetarian and vegan diet
  • Gluten/wheat intolerance/allergy
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Peanut/tree nut allergy
  • Fish allergy

We are able to accommodate most dietary needs – if your camper’s is not on the list, please do not hesitate to inquire.

Outside Food

Campers are not allowed to bring outside food and beverages with them to camp. In our experience, these items usually result in:

  • Snacks being used as a meal substitute, resulting in a lack of nutrition needed for a busy, active day at camp.
  • Food and crumbs in dorm and common areas leading to problems with cleanliness, bugs and insects.
  • Sugary snacks and caffeinated beverages affecting camper sleep schedules.

In addition to the three daily meals, campers are also given an afternoon snack. Fresh fruit is also always available in the dining hall throughout the day. Please know that we take your camper’s health very seriously and will actively work to ensure that they well fed! If your camper requires special food or eating schedules, please contact us so we can try to accommodate you.