We know from nearly 60 years of camp experiences what food campers enjoy.  We believe that delicious, nutritious food is the cornerstone of a happy camp.

There are three main meals at camp along with a snack period.
-Breakfast is served beginning at 9:15 am. Breakfasts include cereal,  pancakes, waffles, eggs, oatmeal, hash browns, and bagels etc.
-Lunch is served daily at 1:00 pm. Our lunch menus include  grilled cheese, fish sticks, pizza, falafel, tacos, pastas, dairy sandwiches, french fries, soups, salad etc.
-Dinner is served at 6:30 pm. Our dinner menu includes meatballs and spaghetti, schwarma, schnitzel, sesame chicken, pepper steak, etc. Every other week, our campers enjoy a camp-wide BBQ.

At every meal we offer choices which help to meet the needs of campers with specific allergies.  In addition, if your child has allergies and would like to bring up specific food items, please send an email to our camp office,, so that we can try our best to accommodate your child.


Canteen is an exciting part of camp. All of our camper enjoy their daily time at the SHMAKOLET, the Sternberg Canteen.   Each camper has an account that parents can fund to enable campers to buy items in the canteen. The suggested amount is $75 to $100 per trip which can be used for canteen. Prior to camp, checks made payable to Camp Sternberg can be mailed to PO Box 415 Woodmere, N.Y. 11598. (We do not accept credit cards.) Alternatively, you can fund your canteen account with an e-check by logging into your campminder account, go to “View Accounts” and select Fund.  Feel free to call our office if you need assistance.  We are happy to help!  Extra money left in canteen will be forwarded as a credit towards next summer. If you wish to receive a refund, please email a request to and we will issue a refund check.

PLEASE NOTE: Canteen money can NOT be withdrawn and used for trips.  Trip money should be sent up in an envelope with the camper’s name marked “trip money” and will be kept in the camp safe.


Non-Pioneers Camper & Staff  **New for Summer 2023**
Each non-pioneer camper will be permitted to bring one 4 gallon/16 quart clear bin with snacks. No other food containers will be permitted in the bunk houses.  Larger sized bins, which hold inordinate amounts of food, clog the bunk houses, making it nearly impossible for campers and their staff to keep the bunks clean.  Any other food bins brought to camp will be confiscated and the food will be shared with the entire bunk the first week of camp during shabbos party.  A link to purchase this size bin is below


Pioneers Camper & Staff
There will be NO FOOD allowed into Pioneers other than the food provided by camp. Camp will provide weekly shabbos parties for each bunk.  Your daughter should not bring any food to camp,  even in closed containers. (Cereal boxes are permitted but must be stored in the dining room.) We do not allow pioneers campers to store food in bunkhouses in other divisions of camp. This greatly disturbs other programs often interrupting fun activities and curfew as well as makes it difficult for the campers to move throughout their overcrowded bunk houses.  Any such bins will be confiscated and not returned.