The highlight of most meals for the campers are the songs and chants that inevitably pop up as the food starts to wind down. Never the same on any one day, the resulting energy is contagious. Anyone who has been at Forest Lake for even a single meal will come away with an understanding of the festive nature of our mess hall.
We serve our meals family style so everyone learns to be polite, take appropriate portions, and be considerate to others. Every day, a camper from each cabin is chosen to be the “hopper”. The hopper’s job is to prepare the table for the rest of the cabin, set the table, retrieve all the food from the kitchen and lead the cleanup.