Meal-time 101
   A how-to for breakfast,
 lunch, and dinner at camp
Does this stuff really matter???
• YES!!!! This is pretty
  important stuff.
• Next time you go to
  Winacka or
  Whisperi...
How does the meal-time routine work?
• The first thing that happens are the hoppers
  coming in to set up
• Secondly, the ...
Table etiquette 
     Meals at camp are always served “family Style”.

• Pass food around the table….not across
• Remembe...
• You can get seconds when the Rusty/Chewy
  sign is turned around so you can see their face.
Hopping
• Hoppers are the people who get
  food for their table
• Hoppers come in early to help set
  up the tables
• Plea...
Just a note….
• When you are
  hopping it isn’t
  necessary for you to
  actually hop to the
  kitchen
• Remember, you are...
Whispering Oaks
• The hopper will go up to the big window to
  get the food, carrying it with both hands
• Hoppers must wa...
Winacka
• The food will be found at the second window.
• There are red footsteps for you to follow.
  Please, follow them!...
Footprints? What footprints?

Follow the                        It’s not that
rusty                             hard….. yo...
This is the window at
Winacka where you       Windows
get the food. the
serving dishes also
come back here.




          ...
More Windows!

                                    This is the window at
                                    Whispering Oa...
Where do the hoppers sit?
       Stage/ front of room




                 The hopper
                 sits here

        ...
Setting the table:




start with the plate on the table
Setting the table:




The bowl goes down upside-down on top of the plate
Setting the table:




The cup goes on the top right corner of the
         plate, also upside-down
Setting the table:




 A napkin goes to the left
Setting the table:




A fork goes on top of the napkin
Setting the table:




A knife goes to the right of the plate
Setting the table:




A spoon goes to the right of the knife
• If you can’t remember which silverware goes
  on which side of the plate….this may help.
• LEFT & FORK have the same amo...
DISHES
Before taking your table’s dishes back, every
  person at the table needs to:
• Separate the trash from the compost...
DISHES (cont.)
• If the dishes aren’t properly cleaned you WILL
  be eating sanitized bits of food from your last
  meal.
...
Another note…
• If you have something sticky, like syrup
  on your plate, try using a leftover
  orange to help get it off...
The dishwasher
                 In order to
                 get your
                 dishes
                 cleaned,
  ...
Dish Racks:
              This is what
              a PROPERLY
              racked rack
              of dishes
        ...
Here’s what it looks like from another
                 angle:
          8
                  7
                           ...
What’s wrong with this picture???
That’s Right!!!
There     7                   6
are               5
only 7                    4
of each       3           ...
What’s wrong here???
Wow…that was easy.
There
should
be one
                               And
row of
                               one
plates...
Silverware
• The silverware needs to be cleaned off VERY
  well
• On the table there will be a cylindrical white
  basket ...
This area is for…..
Silverware basket
       Side view

                   Side view
                   of basket
                   with
    ...
Contents of the basket:


                        Basket



           8 forks
                     8
                    ...
Pitchers and Mugs
• At some point during camp, you may end up
  using a mug.
• You can find the mugs at the front of the
 ...
Pitchers and Mugs (cont.)
• Take your mugs and pitchers to the smaller
  window.
• But make sure that there is nothing the...
• Water can be
  thrown into the    This is
                     what the
  bushes or dirt     sink looks
  outside       ...
• The chunks from
              the soup can go
              into the trashcan.
              There will be a
           ...
Different kinds
      of pitchers
Soup/hot
chocolate                 Water
pitcher….                 pitcher
without
lid  ...
Which one do you think is the serving bowl?
      How about the regular bowl?
•The serving bowls are different colors than the
regular bowls
•They’re usually pink or blue….
• A regular bowl is the bowl that you eat out of
• It’s the one on top of your plate
• The regular bowls also have a lip
Serving bowl or regular bowl?




SERVING BOWL!!!!
Which type of bowl is this?




REGULAR BOWL!!!
• The Salad bowls are
  the ones that are
  generally used for
  salad
• They are the
  clear bowls.
Greetings & Closings
• Before and after every meal there is a song
• The song before the meal is called a Greeting.
  (Som...
Greetings & Closings (cont.)
•   The song after the meal is the closing song.
•   After the closing song it’s time to clea...
The kapers for clean-up are:
• Taking the serving dishes back to the counter
• Sweeping
• Trash
• Compost
• Racking(as pre...
• The first kaper is taking the serving
  dishes back to the counter.
• This includes:
  – Serving bowls
  – Pitchers
  – ...
This tray                     This one
  is often                      usually
  used for    •There are a      has eggs
  ...
SWEEPING
 Don’t forget that after every meal you must sweep the lodge

• At Whispering Oaks go          • At Winacka go th...
TRASH & COMPOST
  • Trash (non-compost) includes: napkins, empty
    packets, sausage, bacon, and cereal
  • Compost inclu...
WIPING
• Go up to the front of the room and get a
  sponge
• Once your done bring it back to the front
• Keep in mind: the...
Singing tree
  • Once you’ve finished cleaning, ask the adult
    at your table if you can go to singing tree
  • The sing...
• Don’t forget to drink plenty of water!!! You have to
  drink at least 3 glasses at each meal.
• Sometimes the water at c...
That’s it.
• Now you know practically everything there is
  to know about meal-times at Girl Scout camp.
• DON’T FORGET TO...
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Fun & Informative presentation to teach new campers (and adults) about the procedures for meatimes at Camps Whispering Oaks & Winacka.
Intended to be "burned" and distributed to Service Units, along with hardcopy of presentation guide.
Created as a Silver Award Project by Taylor Ingalls, Troop 5007

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  1. 1. Meal-time 101 A how-to for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at camp
  2. 2. Does this stuff really matter??? • YES!!!! This is pretty important stuff. • Next time you go to Winacka or Whispering Oaks you’ll practically be an expert. 
  3. 3. How does the meal-time routine work? • The first thing that happens are the hoppers coming in to set up • Secondly, the adults come in before the girls, and spread out through the lodge • The third thing is all of the campers coming in and sitting at the tables • Next a greeting is sung • After that everyone eats • And last, but not least, is the clean-up
  4. 4. Table etiquette  Meals at camp are always served “family Style”. • Pass food around the table….not across • Remember that there are 8 people at each table. make sure everyone gets the same amount of food. • FEED YOUR HOPPER!!! Don’t forget about her! She needs food too.
  5. 5. • You can get seconds when the Rusty/Chewy sign is turned around so you can see their face.
  6. 6. Hopping • Hoppers are the people who get food for their table • Hoppers come in early to help set up the tables • Please, carry the food with two hands!!!
  7. 7. Just a note…. • When you are hopping it isn’t necessary for you to actually hop to the kitchen • Remember, you are not a bunny rabbit.
  8. 8. Whispering Oaks • The hopper will go up to the big window to get the food, carrying it with both hands • Hoppers must walk through the center aisle of the lodge to get there
  9. 9. Winacka • The food will be found at the second window. • There are red footsteps for you to follow. Please, follow them! • Once you get the food, keep following the footsteps. You should end up on the opposite side from which you came
  10. 10. Footprints? What footprints? Follow the It’s not that rusty hard….. you’ll footprints get it.  from the right side of the stage
  11. 11. This is the window at Winacka where you Windows get the food. the serving dishes also come back here. This is the window at Winacka that the racked dishes come back to.
  12. 12. More Windows! This is the window at Whispering Oaks that the racked dishes, mugs, and pitchers come back to. This is the window at Whispering Oaks where you get your food. The serving dishes also come back here.
  13. 13. Where do the hoppers sit? Stage/ front of room The hopper sits here The adult sits here The hopper sits here The adult sits here
  14. 14. Setting the table: start with the plate on the table
  15. 15. Setting the table: The bowl goes down upside-down on top of the plate
  16. 16. Setting the table: The cup goes on the top right corner of the plate, also upside-down
  17. 17. Setting the table: A napkin goes to the left
  18. 18. Setting the table: A fork goes on top of the napkin
  19. 19. Setting the table: A knife goes to the right of the plate
  20. 20. Setting the table: A spoon goes to the right of the knife
  21. 21. • If you can’t remember which silverware goes on which side of the plate….this may help. • LEFT & FORK have the same amount of letters • RIGHT, KNIFE, & SPOON all have the same amount of letters
  22. 22. DISHES Before taking your table’s dishes back, every person at the table needs to: • Separate the trash from the compost • Clean off their silverware, and • SCRAPE THEIR PLATE AND BOWL WITH THE RUBBER SCRAPER!!!
  23. 23. DISHES (cont.) • If the dishes aren’t properly cleaned you WILL be eating sanitized bits of food from your last meal. • So, make sure you clean every piece of food off of your dishes. • The dishwashers aren’t like the ones at home, they just sanitize the dishes
  24. 24. Another note… • If you have something sticky, like syrup on your plate, try using a leftover orange to help get it off. • Just make sure nobody wants the orange first  • Orange peels and banana peels also work.
  25. 25. The dishwasher In order to get your dishes cleaned, they have to be racked the right way so they fit in the machine
  26. 26. Dish Racks: This is what a PROPERLY racked rack of dishes looks like: It has 8 plates, 8 bowls, and 8 cups
  27. 27. Here’s what it looks like from another angle: 8 7 8 6 8 7 7 5 6 6 4 5 5 3 4 4 3 2 2 3 1 2 1 1
  28. 28. What’s wrong with this picture???
  29. 29. That’s Right!!! There 7 6 are 5 only 7 4 of each 3 6 7 7 thing… 2 5 6 5 4 4 There 1 3 3 needs 2 to be 2 8 1 1
  30. 30. What’s wrong here???
  31. 31. Wow…that was easy. There should be one And row of one plates… row of cups One row of bowls
  32. 32. Silverware • The silverware needs to be cleaned off VERY well • On the table there will be a cylindrical white basket with small holes in it • Place your silverware into it, with the handles up
  33. 33. This area is for…..
  34. 34. Silverware basket Side view Side view of basket with silverware Top view Side view of Basket With silverware
  35. 35. Contents of the basket: Basket 8 forks 8 8 2 serving 1 rubber knives spoons spoons spatula
  36. 36. Pitchers and Mugs • At some point during camp, you may end up using a mug. • You can find the mugs at the front of the room. • Either on the stage (Winacka), or next to the coffee machine (Whispering Oaks)
  37. 37. Pitchers and Mugs (cont.) • Take your mugs and pitchers to the smaller window. • But make sure that there is nothing them first. Punch pitcher Water pitcher mugs
  38. 38. • Water can be thrown into the This is what the bushes or dirt sink looks outside like • Leftover drinks should be dumped back into the pitcher to be dumped down the sink.
  39. 39. • The chunks from the soup can go into the trashcan. There will be a colander there to do so. These are the soup • The liquids can go pitchers back to the kitchen be dumped in the sink
  40. 40. Different kinds of pitchers Soup/hot chocolate Water pitcher…. pitcher without lid Drink pitchers Soup/hot chocolate pitchers Punch/ Soup/ hot lemonade chocolate pitcher pitcher with lid
  41. 41. Which one do you think is the serving bowl? How about the regular bowl?
  42. 42. •The serving bowls are different colors than the regular bowls •They’re usually pink or blue….
  43. 43. • A regular bowl is the bowl that you eat out of • It’s the one on top of your plate • The regular bowls also have a lip
  44. 44. Serving bowl or regular bowl? SERVING BOWL!!!!
  45. 45. Which type of bowl is this? REGULAR BOWL!!!
  46. 46. • The Salad bowls are the ones that are generally used for salad • They are the clear bowls.
  47. 47. Greetings & Closings • Before and after every meal there is a song • The song before the meal is called a Greeting. (Sometimes called a Grace.) • Don’t start eating until after the greeting • Some examples of greetings are: – “Superman” – “Neath These Tall Green Trees” – “The Cowgirl Grace” – Etc.
  48. 48. Greetings & Closings (cont.) • The song after the meal is the closing song. • After the closing song it’s time to clean up • Closing songs can be any short camp song. • Some examples of closing songs are: – “The Alligator Song” – “Buddies and Pals” – “The Dinosaur Song” – Etc.
  49. 49. The kapers for clean-up are: • Taking the serving dishes back to the counter • Sweeping • Trash • Compost • Racking(as previously discussed), and • Wiping the table
  50. 50. • The first kaper is taking the serving dishes back to the counter. • This includes: – Serving bowls – Pitchers – Salad bowls and – Various trays
  51. 51. This tray This one is often usually used for •There are a has eggs veggies and bunch of things like that different trays This is •Each one is used for things for a different A lot of the like muffins thing time, this will and have bread fruit
  52. 52. SWEEPING Don’t forget that after every meal you must sweep the lodge • At Whispering Oaks go • At Winacka go through the through the door at the back big doors leading outside of the room and go to the and go down the ramp. At left. There will be a closet the bottom to the right will with brooms. be the brooms.
  53. 53. TRASH & COMPOST • Trash (non-compost) includes: napkins, empty packets, sausage, bacon, and cereal • Compost includes: oranges, bananas, apples, carrots, and celery • If you aren’t sure if something is compost or not, ask an adult. Non- Compost Compost (trash)
  54. 54. WIPING • Go up to the front of the room and get a sponge • Once your done bring it back to the front • Keep in mind: the sponges are NOT be used for dishes!!! • And don’t forget to clean the tables in between the cracks.
  55. 55. Singing tree • Once you’ve finished cleaning, ask the adult at your table if you can go to singing tree • The singing tree at Whispering Oaks is the porch • At Winacka the singing tree it’s the benches outside the big doors Picture: singing tree at Winacka
  56. 56. • Don’t forget to drink plenty of water!!! You have to drink at least 3 glasses at each meal. • Sometimes the water at camp is a bit yellowish…..but it’s not dirty It just has a lot of iron in it. The water comes from the well shown here
  57. 57. That’s it. • Now you know practically everything there is to know about meal-times at Girl Scout camp. • DON’T FORGET TO THANK YOUR COOKS!!!! They’ll appreciate it.  Girl Scouts are so good that they have an A rating! Just like your favorite restaurant

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