You will be eating Scout Camp style. That means a line will form outside the dining hall about 30 minutes before meal time and it will take some time to serve everyone in line. If you children are young, tired and hungry this will not be a positive experience.

Meal times are limited. Food is served for about 45 minutes to 1 hour and that's it. This is particularly difficult for breakfasts with young children as you will need to have your kids up and to the dining hall (could be a 1/4 of a mile walk) before 7:45 am.

One way to deal with limited meal times is to bring your own food. This would allow you to skip the dining hall breakfast and feed the kids in camp some mornings. You could also give the kids snacks and let them play while those waiting in line wait in line and are served.

In 2007, the line shrunk to about 10 people about 20 minutes after the meal started. The dining hall never ran out of food. So playing with the kids for 30 minutes while everyone else waited in line and then jumping into the short line was a reasonable strategy (assuming there were snacks for the kids).

There is typically a loaf of bread with peanut butter and jelly available just in case the kids didn't like whatever was being served.

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