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Good nutrition and well-balanced meals are essential to our campers health during their busy camp session.

The dining hall is located in the same building as the dorm rooms, which makes eating easy and accessible – a great time to socialize with new friends too!

Sample Dining Hall Menu


French Toast Sticks
Sausage Links
Corned Beef Hash
Grits/Cheese Grits


Chicken Mozzarella
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
Confetti Yellow Rice
Cut Green Beans
Sliced Carrots


Baked Ham
Southern Fried Chicken
Au Gratin Potatoes
Parsley White Rice
Blackeyed Peas
Corn Bread


Made-to-order breakfast
Self-serve deli
Fruits and vegetables

Three meals per day are included for Overnight Campers. Meals begin with dinner on check-in day. There are no meals included for day-campers. Day-campers may either bring a lunch with them each day, or purchase a meal at the cafeteria for $6.25/meal.

The Dining Hall

The dining hall is located on the first floor of the Southgate Campus Centre (where all campers stay), and it is set up like a food court/buffet. It will always include a hot entree station and beverage station at all meals. During breakfast, cereals, bagels, English muffins & made-to-order eggs are also available; during lunch a salad bar, sandwich station, and dessert station are added; during dinner, a salad bar and dessert station are added.

“Campers-Choice” food-court style dining can be new for some campers who are use to having meals prepared for them at home. For students who don’t immediately see anything that they like we are sure that there is always something available – from hamburgers & hot dogs, to milk & yogurt.

Campers will be admitted into the dining hall with a valid name tag.  If you lose or damage your name tag, please see a counselor in the 2nd floor dorm office for a replacement.

Campers With Allergies & Dietary Concerns

All food allergies that are indicated on campers’ medical and dining forms will be communicated to the Dining Director of the Southgate Campus Centre.  The family will be provided with instructions for communicating directly with the Dining Director two weeks prior to the start of the camp so that a dining plan can be created. 

The dining hall has limited capability to accommodate non-allergy related dietary concerns. Though they will certainly try to accommodate those needs where they can, the extent to which they can provide special meals may not be what is needed for your camper, and the music camps can not control what options will or won’t be available.  The camp office can answer general questions regarding dietary concerns but we may need to refer you to the dining director for more specific information.  Please contact our office if you would like further discuss dining further.

Snacks & Other Meal Options

A camp store will be set up in the dorm which will sell snacks and beverages.  Vending machines are also located in the College of Music and in the dorm.  Campers may also be able to go for lunch at one of the eateries on campus if it is scheduled with the counselors as an activity.  All of these options would be at the camper’s expense as cash only and are not included with the meal plan.