When Mr. O bought the camp in 1959, his father told him that if he was going to do one thing well, he had to serve good food that boys enjoy eating. Ever since then, Alpine has striven to do just that, employing gifted ladies from the local area to prepare home cooked meals that our campers love. Most of our produce comes from a local provider as well.
Delicious meals are carefully planned and served under the oversight of our trained dietician, Gail Collins, and her capable staff. We serve food in abundance in three completely adequate meals each day. The basic camp fee also includes a fresh fruit snack mid-morning and an afternoon treat at the store each day. At breakfast, in addition to a hot meal, a yogurt, granola and fruit bar is available. At lunch a full salad bar complements the hot meal. Alternate options are available for picky eaters while special diets may be discussed with Carter and Gail. Our dining room and kitchen facilities are operated under the supervision of the DeKalb County Health Department.
Thank you for allowing me to return to Alpine for 7 years. I’m going to miss Miss Gail’s French toast and delicious meals. I’m going to miss the chaos of Slaughterball and the Mission: Impossible skits. I’m even going to miss picking up the trash because we were too messy during store. But most of all, I’m going to miss the relationships that Alpine has given me.
There’s more to be had than just great food in the dining hall, however. Campers gather with their cabin and counselors around a table, enjoying fellowship while their meals are served family-style. When the hall isn’t ringing with conversation, it resounds with camp and praise songs or laughter at one of the regular skits performed by counselors and staff.