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JCC Camps at Medford
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Lunch & Snacks

Your child is provided with a kosher* lunch each day in the air-conditioned lunch room. The Camp lunch is reviewed by nutritionists who make recommendations on menu items that will be varied, nutritious, and appealing to children, and provides alternatives.

Due to many peanut and nut allergies the JCC Camps at Medford is a peanut and tree nut aware facility. We do not serve peanut butter or products made with nuts or processed in a plant made with nuts. This applies to our lunchroom and to all of our activity area.We request that camp families not send any snacks with nuts in the ingredients to camp or on the camp vehicles. Although it is impossible to guarantee that camp can be fully peanut free due to what might inadvertently be brought in by others,  we are striving to ensure that we are as close to peanut-free as possible and have replaced peanut butter with alternatives such as sun and soy nut butter.

Camp also accommodates the dietary needs of virtually all other campers with food allergies such as gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and more.We have a nutritional consultant at camp charged with reviewing all food labels to insure the safety of our campers.

  • Menus are posted online prior to each Camp season and are subject to change due to availability or freshness.
  • Beverages, fruits, vegetables (baby carrots, celery sticks, salad) and snack are always provided. Ice water, 1% white milk and 1% chocolate milk are served with non-meat meals, and sugar free juice drinks and ice water are served with meat meals.
  • Non-sugar cereal (Cheerios, Rice Crispies, Chex), soy butter, sun butter, and jelly are available every day.
  • Yogurt and bagels and cream cheese are available on non-meat days.
  • Tuna fish and bagels and margarine are available on meat days.
  • For refreshing afternoon snacks, Camp provides non dairy ices and popsicles on meat days and ice cream, ices and popsicles on non-meat days.
  • Ingredients and nutritional information is provided for items served at lunch – just click on that item on the online menu below and it should come up.  In addition, one of our nurses is responsible for overseeing what is being served each day and communicating with our parents.  She can be reached at nurses@jfedsnj.org, or during Camp in the Camp Nurses Office
  • Please do not send lunch to camp. If you need to send your camper with food from home for medical reasons, you must have approval from the camp director, who can be reached at agreenberg@jfedsnj.org.  It is our goal to be able to provide appropriate alternatives so that sending lunch becomes unnecessary. 
  • For a list of gluten free items, please click here.
  • During the 9 days preceding the observance of Tisha B’Av, no meat is served.

We recognize that each camper has different tastes and not every child will enjoy every part of every meal. But now more than ever, each camper will have more of a variety of choices to choose from. We hope you enjoy our camp lunch program. We welcome input to help us get even better.

JCC CAMPS AT MEDFORD LUNCH MENU-SUMMER 2014

Click on the lunch items below to learn about their nutritional information and ingredients.

Week One

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

6/23

Bagel & Cream Cheese

or Egg Salad

6/24

Meatball sub

6/25

Felafel in Pita

Israeli Salad

6/26

Turkey Hoagie

6/27

Macaroni & Cheese

Week Two

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

6/30

Tuna Sandwich

7/1

Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

7/2

Pizza

7/3

Hot Dog

7/4

NO CAMP

Week Three

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

7/7

Pasta Primavera

7/8

Chicken Nuggets

7/9

French Toast Sticks

7/10

Chicken & Pasta

7/11

Pizza Bagel

Week Four

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

7/14

Ravioli

7/15

Sloppy Joes

7/16

Egg & Cheese Sandwich

7/17

Pizza

CARNIVAL DAY

7/18

Potato Burekas

Week Five  •  Israel Week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

7/21

Felafel in Pita

Israeli Salad

7/22

Turkey Hoagie

7/23

Tuna Sandwich

7/24

Meatball sub

7/25

Macaroni & Cheese

Week Six  •  Ruach Week

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

7/28

Bagel & Cream Cheese

or Egg Salad

7/29

Potato Burekas

7/30

Pizza

7/31

Mixed Cheese Hoagie

8/1

French Toast Sticks

Week Seven

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8/4

Pizza Bagel

8/5

Tuna Sandwich

Tish B’Av

8/6

Baked Ziti

8/7

Barbecue Chicken Sandwich

8/8

Potato Burekas

Week Eight

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8/11

Macaroni & Cheese

8/12

Hot Dog

8/13

Pizza

8/14

Chicken Tenders

8/15

Bagel & Cream Cheese

or Egg Salad

Additional Nutrition Information

Snack Food Policy

Some parents choose to send a frozen water bottle or juice box as well as a snack for their child for the bus ride home.

*Supervised by the Tri-County Va’ad Kashruth to ensure food is kosher.