At Nashoba North, we pride ourselves of the fact we do not use an institutional food service. We design our own menus and prepare, cook and bake all of our own meals in our large modern kitchen. Nutritional menu planning options are reviewed by Foodwize’s Wendy Sterling, MS, RD, CSSD, CDN. Foodwize also offers nutritional workshops for our chefs, camp staff and food service teams. Our meals are well balanced, kid friendly and nutritious. We have two wonderful head chefs followed by prep-cooks and their assistants. All campers and staff eat family style meals at our custom designed tables in Plummer Hall, our dining hall.
In the morning we have a large breakfast bar offering such items as fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, raisins and bagels. Complimenting the breakfast bar are assorted cold and hot cereals and a hot breakfast meal served at each table. Hot meals vary and include items like French toast, blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs, omelets and waffles.
For lunch and dinner we offer an extensive salad bar with a wide selection of offerings. Hot entrees such as baked chicken and rice, stir fry veggies, make your own soft tacos, lasagna, pizza and more, are served a the table accompanied by vegetables. Every Sunday night, weather permitting, we hold a cookout, eating under the shade of the maple trees. Tuesday nights are always our exciting theme meals where the food and décor in Plummer hall feature a different culture. Campers love eating with chopsticks during Asian night followed by a fun surprise in the fortune cookie. Soups, hot chocolate and alternative dietary meals can be found at one of the kitchen windows. Cooking classes are always a hit at Nashoba. At Nashoba we do not cook with any nuts or nut oils. We do offer individually prepared P,B & J sandwiches and are conscious of peanut butter allergies. If a child has a nut allergy there will not be any P,B & J sandwiches allowed at their table. Nashoba has tables that are designated peanut friendly. We are accustomed to working with parents who have children with food allergies and/or special dietary needs.
We have many parents call after camp and ask us “what did you serve at camp? My picky child is happily enjoying new food.” We have been asked for the names of some of the food items we offer so that parents can serve them at home, information we are always happy to share. “Your granola is amazing!”
Birthdays are such fun at camp! They are always celebrated at camp with a personalized birthday cake large enough to share with the entire cabin, and of course, lots of singing. We love birthdays at Nashoba and parents are welcome to call to send along birthday wishes.