A Message from our Executive Chef Kelly and Head Chef Victor

Greetings from the Kitchen at YMCA of the Pines!

At the peak of our season, we serve about 2,200 meals per day! Our menu offerings from the kitchen are kid-friendly with a few surprises here and there to offer children the ability to expand their pallet and try new foods.


Making magic in the Camp kitchens is our Food Service team: Executive Chef Kelly and Head Chef Victor.

Healthy Eating

Our menu is geared toward healthy food and eating habits. We have adopted many of the practices and principles of the YMCA of the USA’s HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) Initiative. We have the physical activity part of the program in the bag, but here are a few highlights of how camp is helping our children eat healthier:


Serving foods lower in sugar and NO foods with any of, what we’ve grown to know as “the bad sugars,” including fructose, sucrose, etc. … basically all the “-ose” sugars. And we don’t serve anything with artificial sweeteners, either!

Fried Foods

We do not deep fry anything here at camp … and haven’t for more than a decade now. We also don’t serve anything that has been pre-fried, par-fried, flash-fried or fried in any way before it gets to our table!

Whole Grains

We serve whole grain items as often as possible!

No Trans-Fats

Thanks to the crack down on trans-fats in the food industry that began years ago, we serve no products that contain trans-fats.

Sandwich Bar

There’s always the option for a make-your-own sandwich during lunches and dinners. Our sandwich bar features soy nut butter and jelly, as well as cold cuts and cheeses, and our salad bar has all the fixings to round out a perfect sandwich meal.


Side Offerings at Meals

Here at camp, sometimes it’s the little details that really make the difference at a meal. Cereal and milk, fresh fruit salad, yogurt and hot oatmeal are standard options at breakfast, aside from the hot entrée.

We serve a gorgeous, fresh salad bar at both lunch and dinner which includes fresh cut romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, onions, various types of olives, pickles, multiple types of beans and whatever else we can squeeze on there! Other types of salads, soups and side dishes often appear to accompany meals here at camp as well.

There is always fresh fruit available in the dining hall at all times of day … apples and oranges and whatever else might be in season. A great grab-and-go snack during a busy day at camp!

Allergy Information

Our Food Service Department is sensitive and accommodating to allergies of all shapes and sizes. We currently label ourselves as “Peanut Friendly,” and through extra training, we are extremely conscientious in operating an allergen-safe kitchen. We are knowledgeable and experienced with various types of allergies and sensitivities, special diets and dietary restrictions. But we know each case can be unique. While we cannot claim to be 100 percent peanut free, we make every effort to accommodate to the extent possible. If you are sending your child with food-related issues to camp, I would kindly ask that we have a one-on-one conversation ahead of time.

Our goal is that everyone has a stress-free, safe and enjoyable dining experience here at camp. Together, with your support, we can make that happen.

Banquet and Event Packages

Come out to Camp and host a fundraiser of your own with either our Roast Beef Dinner or Pasta Night options!!


Hot Roast Beef Dinner – $26 per person

  • House Roasted Beef sliced thin in a Demi Glaze (Gluten Free!!)
  • Bakery Fresh Kaiser Rolls
  • Tortellini in Pesto Sauce (Nut Free!)
  • Oven Roasted Potatoes
  • Tossed Mixed Green Garden Salad (or Caesar Salad)
  • House-baked assorted Cookie platter
  • Water & Iced Tea (or Lemonade)
  • Coffee & Tea


Pasta Night!! – $20 per person

  • Penne Pasta and Cheese Tortellini
  • A trio of sauces: Marinara, Alfredo and Pesto (Nut Free!)
  • Fresh Steamed Veggies
  • Cheesy Stuffed Bread
  • Tossed Mixed Green Garden Salad (or Caesar Salad)
  • House-baked assorted Cookie platter
  • Water & Iced Tea (or Lemonade)
  • Coffee & Tea


Make your next family party one to remember here at Camp!


Camp’s Signature BBQ – $25 per person

  • Hamburgers and Hot Dogs (Veggie Burgers available)
  • Slow Roasted Spare Ribs
  • Pulled Pork (or Bratwurst and Sauerkraut)
  • Veggie Loaded Pasta Salad (Oil and Vinegar style) (or Macaroni Salad)
  • Cole Slaw
  • Tossed Mixed Green Garden Salad (or Caesar Salad)
  • All the fixings and condiments!
  • Water & Iced Tea (or Lemonade)


Make You Own Fajita Bar – $28 per person

To build your perfect Fajita Bar, pick from the following choices:

  • Protein (Choose 2)
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Shredded Pork
  • Ground Beef
  • Beans (Choose 2)
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Refried Beans
  • Sautéed Peppers and Onions
  • Rice
  • Toppings
  • Salsa, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, Guacamole
  • House-made Tortilla Chips
  • Tossed Mixed Green Garden Salad (or Caesar Salad)
  • Water & Iced Tea (or Lemonade)
  • Coffee & Tea


Planning a special celebration? Come see what Camp can offer!


Events and Parties at Camp – $60 per person

To build your menu, pick from the following choices:

Protein (Choose 2)

  • Hand Carved Prime Rib with a Demi Glaze (GF)
  • Grilled Chicken in a Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Baked Salmon with a light Lemon-Butter sauce
  • Sautéed Garlic Shrimp over Farfalle

Starch (Choose one)

  • Oven Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Mashed Potatoes (or Mashed Sweet Potatoes)

Veggies (Choose one)

  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli
  • Steamed Buttered Corn
  • Fresh Steamed Green Beans
  • (Other seasonal veggies may be available if desired)
  • Tossed Mixed Green Garden Salad (or Caesar Salad)
  • Bakery Fresh Dinner Rolls and Butter
  • Water
  • Coffee & Tea


Early Bird Breakfast Meetings and Events – $18pp

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Pancakes
  • French Toast Casserole
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Camp’s Famous Hot Oatmeal
  • Assorted Breakfast muffins and pastries
  • Orange Juice, Coffee and Tea


Appetizer Bars


Nacho Bar – $10 per person

Our “Build Your Own” Nacho Bar includes:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Seasoned Ground Beef
  • Refried Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Melted Cheese Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Diced Onions
  • Pickled Jalapeno Peppers


Potato Bar – $10 per person

Our “Dress Your Own” Potato Bar includes:

  • Baked Potatoes or Mashed Potatoes (Choose 1)
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Choose 1)
  • Sour Cream
  • Maple Yogurt
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Bleu Cheese Crumble
  • Diced Scallions
  • Chopped Bacon
  • Pesto (Nut Free!)
  • Gravy
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter


  • Assorted Fresh Baked Cookie Tray – $2 per person
  • Camp’s Signature “S’Mores Chocolate Mousse” – $4 per person
  • Home Baked Brownies – $3 per person
  • White Chocolate Chip Blondies – $3 per person


Prices listed include either “Camp-ware” table settings or Picnic-style disposable table settings. If your event requires linen tablecloths and napkins or other arrangements for table settings there will be an additional $5 per person added to the per person cost. Package options are also negotiable. Pricing may vary with additions, subtractions or substitutions of items. Inquire about our alcohol policy if needed.

Please contact our team of Chef’s to discuss food allergies or any general inquiries about our food services via email at chefs@ycamp.org.