Food + Meals
Camp meal-time is a time when ALL of Camp comes together to chat, laugh, swap jokes, share stories, and eat yummy food! Since this IS summer camp after all, there are days when breakfast, lunch or dinner has it's very own get-to-know me games, silly costumes, a unique dinner theme, or even a table party!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are shared together on long, family style tables inside the Camp Lodge
Campers are given an assigned table for the week, where they sit with counselors and campers from other cabins.
meals Prepared with Love
Camp food is focused on healthy, wholesome and tasty! It is important that Campers and Staff are well fed to stay healthy, maintain energy levels and keep hydrated! Camp is fun, busy, and temperatures can get hot!
Selecting fresh foods and whole-food based ingredients is an important part of our meal planning and preparation process. Some weeks we are lucky enough to receive produce from friendly neighboring farms. We are interested in supporting local as much as possible. Our Kitchen Staff does an amazing job of considering tasty and healthy foods that Campers love!
Water is served at every meal and pitchers are filled and re-filled. Staff are encouraged to make sure all campers are drinking lots of water at mealtime.
Homemade dinner rolls and breakfast biscuits are made from scratch by our Kitchen Staff just as they have always been. Fresh fruit, fresh salad greens and veggies are always served as sides to the main meal. Each summer we offer some of our "Camp Classic" meals that have been around for many years, but we also enjoy switching things up a bit!
*It should be noted that this is only a sample menu and is subject to change depending on a variety of factors as well as seasonal produce availability.
special diets, food intolerance + allergies
Many families and parents contact us about specific food needs for their Campers. We have happily accommodated a variety of allergies, sensitivities and food intolerance requests in the past: gluten-free, wheat allergies, celiac, gluten-sensitive, nut and sesame allergies, dairy allergies, lactose intolerance, egg allergies and more. We also happily welcome Campers with special diets: vegans, vegetarians, paleo, etc. Many of our Staff members have special diets, allergies and intolerance.
food plans and strategies
We plan each meal at Camp to have enough variety to accommodate most needs with nut free, gluten free and vegetarian options at every meal. Fresh veggies, fruit, salad greens and other options are available at mealtime and additional items can be brought out as needed which can make special diets possible.
"Special Diets, Food Intolerance and Allergies" is a routine topic at each Staff Meeting, every week. All Staff members on the mountain are made aware of all the Campers with any special food needs and allergies as well as paying close attention to the specific needs of the Campers within their own Cabins.
Our Kitchen, each Cabin, and our Country Store will always have a list with each Campers name, age and special diet/allergy listed. It is critical to have visual reminder available quickly for specific food needs and allergies for the safety of our Campers.
One of our Senior Staff members is our Special Diets Guru among the Kitchen Staff. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute America (and Vegan), we are incredibly lucky to have him facilitate communicating, planning, preparing and cooking meals for our Campers and Staff with special food needs, allergies and food intolerance.
It is important to note that Camp is not a nut free or gluten free facility. We do offer nut free, gluten free and vegetarian options at each meal, however we cannot guarantee that the food and surfaces are free of nuts, gluten, or meat.
Campers with highly specialized diets are required to bring food for mealtime to supplement during their week. Please make sure mealtime food items are packed separately from your Campers clothing/gear and can be given to the Staff members at the Check-In Table on Sunday
let us know...
Of any allergies, which should be noted on Camper’s Health Form.
Should your child have severe food allergies, please communicate with us ahead of time to coordinate food that is provided by your family for your child’s Camp week.
Should your Camper need special snacks during the day, please pack those items along with camp gear so that he/she can carry them in a small backpack to have during Breaks throughout the day.
The camp Store (break)
Snacks: There are always fresh fruit options: apples, oranges, clementines, pears, peaches, melon
Annie's Organic Bunny Snacks, Trail Mix, Cheese Sticks, Organic Fruit Snacks, Pretzels, Popcorn, Pirates Booty, Veggie Straws, Clif Bars, Z Bars, Granola Bars, Fruit Leather
Locally made, all-natural popsicles (including dairy free!) and hand scooped-ice cream from Trickling Springs available in the afternoons.
Drinks: Water, Izze, Honest Kids Organic Fruit Juice Boxes, Spindrift
*offerings subject to change slightly each weekl
Campers visit the Camp Store twice a day (once in the morning, once in the afternoon). Water bottles are refilled here between activities. All of our snack and drink offerings are provided on a controlled basis and are included in the Camp fees. Campers are permitted to bring snacks with them when they arrive to Camp (which remain in their Cabins, unless there are special food needs for snack).