Nutrition, Health & Wellness


We are fortunate to have modern diagnostic tools in our Mirpa’ah (health center), such as community physician-directed protocols, which often let us evaluate and treat the campers for minor ailments without having to leave camp. For emergencies or illnesses which call for additional medical attention, the camper will be taken to the local doctor or Urgent Care facility, which is 10 minutes from CYJ Midwest.

The health center is designed to provide care for campers who require isolation, a respite from camp routine or for those that need more frequent observation than can reasonably be provided by the cabin staff.

Immunization Policies

For Summer 2022, all age-eligible summer campers, staff and invited guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This includes boosters as indicated.

For more information regarding our routine immunization policy, please click here.

Food & Nutrition

All campers eat together, by eidah (age group) with their counselors, in our chadar ochel (dining hall). Each meal at camp is prepared in our kosher kitchen by an incredibly talented kitchen staff. Kosher Supervisors of Wisconsin supervises the kashrut of our kitchen.

We offer a variety of options so no Midwest camper goes hungry. Our kitchen managers work with each camper to make sure they have the energy they need daily at camp.


We offer the following at every breakfast:

  • Milk (including non dairy milk options)
  • Juice
  • Cereal
  • Cottage cheese
  • Tomatoes and cucumbers
  • Hard boiled Eggs
  • Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat
  • Fresh Fruit

Main breakfast meals could include:

  • Scrambled Eggs & Hashbrowns
  • Pancakes
  • Egg & Cheese Biscuits
  • Frittatas
  • French Toast
  • Bagels

Dairy free and gluten free options are always available.


We offer the following at every lunch:

  • Full salad bar
  • Soup of the day (vegetarian)

Lunches are mainly meat meals. Main lunch offerings could include:

  • Hamburgers & Hot dogs
  • Meatball Subs
  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Chicken Nuggets

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are always available.


We offer the following at every dinner:

  • Salad Bar
  • Pasta
  • Dessert

Dinners are mainly dairy meals, which could include:

  • Homemade Pizza
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Baked Potato Bar
  • Build Your Own Tacos
  • Lasagna

Dairy free and gluten free options are always available.

Camper putting out cereal for breakfast

Campers in dining hall eating dinner

Special Diets & Food Allergies

We provide gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy free meals for campers that need. We are a nut free facility. Please let us know in advance about your camper’s special diet or food allergies, so we can accommodate properly.