Come Get it! The Remarkable Meals of Muskoka Woods — Plus Bonus Recipes

When you think of food at summer camp, what comes to mind? Sloppy Joe’s? Hamburgers and hot dogs? Perhaps something similar to Jake and Eddie’s “Eggs Erroneous” in this clip from Ernest Goes to Camp

Sure, camp food has received a bad rap over the years, but Muskoka Woods has been doing its best to change that. 

Muskoka Woods takes great care to ensure meals are both nutritious and delicious. Served buffet style, camp guests enjoy a wide variety of foods, including a full salad bar and vegetarian meal options.

A typical Sunday menu on the shores of Lake Rosseau might look a little something like this: 

  • Guests power up at breakfast with their choice between hot and cold cereals, a yogurt bar with all the fixings, veggie and sausage frittatas, cinnamon rolls and danishes, toast and diced home fries.
  • Lunch includes a salad bar, turkey or veggie wraps, Philly steak sandwiches, and nacho supreme with pudding cups and fruit for dessert.
  • Dinner features a salad bar, penne pasta with marinara sauce, meatballs and sausage and garlic cheese rolls.
  • If that’s not enough, an evening snack includes banana bread, sherbet ice cups and apples.

Deelish! If that’s how delectable the seven days at camp begins, imagine how scrumptious the rest of the week’s meals will be? Psst! You can check out a sample menu to see for yourself.

Does your child have special dietary needs? Let Muskoka Woods know when you register and the camp will be glad to accommodate them.

Make sure your campers bring their appetites this summer — they’ll need them!

Recipes Straight from the Chef’s Cookbook

Bring a taste of Muskoka Woods into your own kitchen with a couple of guest-approved faves, perfect for a summery snack!

Crunchy WOWBUTTER Balls

Ingredients

½ cup WOWBUTTER
¼ cup margarine
1 ½ cups Rice Krispies
½ cup icing sugar
1 ½ cups coconut

Directions

  1. Melt WOWBUTTER and margarine together and add Rice Krispies and icing sugar
  2. Make into balls and roll into coconut
  3. Place in fridge for 20 minutes 

Oatmeal Cookies

A pile of oatmeal cookies

NOTE: Ingredients are for a large batch. Use a handy online recipe conversion calculator to reduce yield. 

Ingredients

8 eggs
½ cup water
2 lbs shortening
2 tbsp vanilla
2 lbs raisins
1 lb, 8 oz white sugar
2 lbs brown sugar
2 lbs flour
1 oz salt
2 ¼ tsp baking soda
2 ¾ tbsp baking powder
2 lbs, 8 oz rolled oats 

Directions

  1. Cover raisins with warm water and soak for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Set aside for use in Step 4
  2. Put eggs, water, vanilla, shortening and sugars in a bowl
  3. Sift dry ingredients, add eggs and sugar mixture. Beat until smooth
  4. Add rolled oats and raisins. Mix thoroughly
  5. Divide dough into 10 pieces (1 lb, 4 oz) and form into rolls about 2 inches thick. Slice each roll into 20 pieces
  6. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit

About the Author

Jamie Hunter lives in Dundas, Ont. with his wife, 10-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. Over the past 15+ years, he has contributed to a variety of national lifestyle and entertainment print publications and worked in corporate communications roles at Harbourfront Centre and the University of Toronto. A self-described amateur entomologist, wannabe ornithologist, and fair-weather angler, on weekends he can be found covered in dirt tending to his gardens.

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