Nutrition & Health

Nutrition

Three times a day, the camp community gathers in our Chadar Ochel (Dining Hall) to dine together. We have designated staff in our kitchen whose sole responsibility is to prepare menus that every child will enjoy. We always strive to accommodate children with special dietary needs. And to ensure children are always powered up with energy for the day, we also supply snacks like fresh fruit and Chex mix.

All meals are served family-style, with sessions eating together at assigned tables. Except for on Friday night, when we enjoy Shabbat dinner as a full camp, Camp Newman operates on a two-meal system. We serve our younger campers on our early meal track, and our older campers on a late meal track.

During meal time, we say Hamotzi (blessing over the bread) before we eat and chant Birkat Hamazon (grace after meals) after we eat. We also read the announcements, have “pill call” for campers who take prescribed medications,  and hear the upcoming highlights for the day.

 

On the Menu

BreakfastLunchDinnerSnacks Available in the Dining Hall
Cold Cereal (Daily)Salad Bar (Daily)Salad Bar (Daily)Fresh fruit
Fresh Eggs (Daily - not powdered!)Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches (Daily)*Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches (Daily)*Tammy's treats (homemade goods)
Yogurt & FruitPasta (Daily)Pasta (Daily)Pretzels
PancakesGrilled CheeseHamburgers (Meat and Veggie)Chex Mix
WafflesCorn DogsChicken WingsPeanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches (Daily)*
Coffee Cake & Other Baked Goods (Saturday mornings)Chicken PattiesSpaghetti
French ToastCold-cut SandwichesPizza
Cottage CheeseMacaroni & CheeseBurritos
Tater Tots Chicken NuggetsBBQ Chicken
Falafel and PitaFajitas
* To ensure the safety of those with nut allergies, the peanut butter & jelly station is located at a separate station and carefully monitored.

 

Health

Our Mirp’ah (Health Center) is staffed by qualified volunteer nurses and physicians who give their time each summer to ensure the health, safety and well being of our campers. This staff is on hand 24/7 if the need arises, and administer prescribed medications and first aid to campers.