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Food at Colorado Mountain Camp

Kids can’t fuel up for a day of adventuring without some really good fuel. At CMC, we believe that eating well is an essential part of a nourishing, fulfilling camp experience. That’s why our food is healthy, hearty and totally delicious.

We serve three kid-friendly, family-style meals in our dining hall every day, plus have plenty of healthy snacks on hand for extra energy between mealtimes.

But meals at CMC are about more than just filling up—they’re a time for the entire camp to come together to visit with friends from other cabins, listen to announcements, celebrate birthdays (complete with cake, songs and trust leaps) and engage in our time-honored mealtime traditions. From themed meals (dress-up meals, showtime dinners, eating like a caveperson) to cookouts that let campers take the lead preparing a campfire-cooked feast, our mealtimes make eating fun and social.

Food on site

When they’re on site, campers eat meals prepared from scratch by professional chefs in our state-of-the-art kitchens. There’s always something appetizing for even the pickiest eaters and extra servings are readily available (we’re serious about making sure no one leaves the dining hall hungry).

From pancakes with hot cinnamon apples to flatbread pizza to slow-roasted pork loin, our mouthwatering meals are something campers look forward to—and can’t stop talking about. 

Food off site

When they’re out on off-site adventures or overnight expeditions, campers eat in the great outdoors. The menus for these meals vary, as campers need to carry their food with them or prepare what they eat on camp stoves. Often, campers will have the opportunity to help plan, prep and pack for these off-site meals and try their hands at some backcountry cooking.

An average expedition day might include breakfast burritos, a sandwich for lunch and quesadillas for dinner, plus fruit, snack bars and trail mix throughout the day.

Sample Menus

In addition to the delectable meals below, here are some other mouth-watering menus: Vegetarian Menu, Sample Menu.   We also accommodate most dietary restrictions. Simply have your doctor fill out the medical forms we require as part of registration. 

Monday

Breakfast:  Buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit topped with hot syrup

Lunch: Flat bread pizza with assorted toppings.  Caesar salad with cheddar croutons, salad bar.

Dinner: Meatloaf with pork and beef.  Garlic & fresh cream whipped potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls with honey butter, salad bar.   

Tuesday

Breakfast: Grilled ham, hash browns, scrambled eggs, & fresh fruit salad. 

Lunch: Sundried tomato pesto melts with grilled ham, lettuce, tomatoes, & American cheese. Tomato soup. Salad bar.

Dinner: King ranch chicken rollups with a cheesy southwest topping, savory corn kernels with mixed green peppers. Jalapeno corn bread muffins. Salad bar. 

Wednesday

Breakfast:  Eggs Benedict with english muffin, canadian bacon, & hollandaise sauce. 

Lunch:  Red bean chili dogs with assorted toppings, oven roasted potatoes, potato gnocchi soup. 

Dinner: Slow braised inside round with a demi glace, twice baked herb and cheddar potatoes, California blended vegetables, fresh baked french bread. Salad bar. 

Thursday

Breakfast:  Strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast with a hot maple syrup.

Lunch:  Philly beef steak sandwiches with sautéed peppers, caramelized onions, & melted swiss cheese between hoagie buns. Chips and fresh french onion dip. Salad Bar. 

Dinner: Bourbon street chicken with a bourbon whisky glaze, cajun dirty rice, fresh steamed broccoli, homemade Texas dinner biscuits, salad bar. 

Friday

Breakfast:  Breakfast Tacos with pork sausage, scrambled eggs, salsa & cheese. 

Lunch:  Cheesy chicken casserole with elbow macaroni and sweet peas and carrots, with white cheddar cheese sauce. Fresh baked rolls, salad bar.

Dinner: Hand patty burgers with fresh guacamole and corn chips, hickory baked beans with sweet molasses, and fresh pasta salad.

Did we mention dessert?