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PLEASE NOTE: Canteen money CANNOT be withdrawn and used for trips.  Trip money should be kept in the camp safe.


Non-Pioneers Camper & Staff
If campers must have “their own” snacks, we ask that they bring it in their carry on bag that they bring on the bus with them up to camp. They will be able to keep the snacks in their bunkhouse.  (No food should be packed in luggage that comes up to camp prior to campers and staff.)

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.