Safety, Health & Nutrition


Testimonials from our CMC Families

My children built friendships through a variety of enriching experiences, were immersed in Jewish cultural observances and engaged in outdoor activities with their cabin. These are connections we cannot create at home, all the more reason to send our children to Camp Mountain Chai - Camp Parent, San Diego

Everything I could think of for a Jewish camp. It is the best! - Camp Parent, Palm Springs

At camp, my daughter feels like she is home with her family and cries and cries when she returns home and all she talks about is going back and how much she misses it - Camp Parent, San Diego

Health & Safety

Safety is our top priority at Camp Mountain Chai. Each of our specialty program areas have a set of policies enacted to preserve safety.  Our highly trained staff works hard to maintain a safe, nurturing environment for our campers.

Food at Camp… YUM!

Food at camp is an integral part of the Camp Mountain Chai experience. After all, we eat three meals a day!

Our camp serves only food marked with a heckscher (Kosher symbol). Our carefully prepared menus are “kid-friendly” and varied. There is always something healthy and delicious to eat.

Every breakfast will have individual yogurt bar, oatmeal bar, cereal bar, fresh cut fruit, jelly and toast. During each lunch and dinner, we provide a salad bar that gives choices to campers looking for an alternative to the meal’s main course. During each meat meal there is a protein based vegetarian option for our campers who are vegetarians. Gluten free meals and desserts are also prepared when needed for those campers who have gluten allergies.We also offer a snack table where campers can get peaches, plums, apples and bananas at any point during the day.

Camp Mountain Chai proudly manages our own food service utilizing professionally trained chefs. Our mission is to deliver excellent, healthy and delicious meals prepared by expert chefs and classically trained professionals certified in nutrition and sanitation.


Our Mirpa’ah (Health Center) is staffed 24 hours a day by our resident physician and nurses. We have a physician and registered nurse at camp throughout the entire summer. Our medical facility includes a welcome center, examining room, office, isolation rooms, along with living quarters for our medical staff.

All medications (with the exception of asthmatic inhalers and EPI-pens) are kept in the Mirpa’ah and distributed by our nurse at during med call.  Medications are distributed at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and right before bed.  Sick call, where campers can visit the medical team for non-emergency illnesses, are twice daily.