More than a Dining Hall – A Community

At least two staff members are assigned to a table to help facilitate the meal. Every four or five days, campers draw numbers for their table assignment rather than sit by cabin group. This mixed seating approach allows campers of different ages to get to know each other, as well an opportunity for staff to interact with a wider group of campers. We enter the dining hall together quietly and wait to start the meal until we share a reading or song that focuses on community, the natural world or personal growth. At this point, everyone takes their seats and the counselors serve the food family-style. As an entire camp, we are in our dining hall three times a day for meals and community announcements.

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