Where do campers eat?
Meals are served in the Dining Hall, one of the biggest buildings in all of camp. Food is served "family-style" which means each cabin group sits at a table together and gets a platter of each part of the meal (e.g. one plate of the main course, one plate of veggies, one plate of salad, etc.). Everyone is served a first helping, and seconds or thirds are available to whomever wants them.
What kind of food is served?
Just like at home, campers will be eating three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. At breakfast, there is usually a hot option and a cold one. There is a box of cereal on every table every single morning as a cold option, and there is often also granola or yogurt. The hot items include things like pancakes, French toast, waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, muffins, and more.
Lunch is sometimes hot and sometimes cold. We eat things like hot dogs, pizza, chicken burgers, and make-your-own sandwiches. There is always a salad or veggie sticks on the side. Lunch ends with fruit for dessert.
Dinner is always hot. It is typically a meat, vegetable and potato combination but we have lots of variation. Some of the most popular dinners include lasagne, spaghetti, fajitas, tacos, and ribs. There is always a fresh salad or a hot vegetable side. Dinner ends with a tasty dessert, anything ranging from popsicles or freezies to cookies, cake or pie.
My camper has a dietary restriction. Can this be accommodated?
While Camp Awakening and our host camps do not have a registered dietitian on staff, we will do our best to accommodate your camper’s diet as closely as possible. If you have dietary restrictions or concerns for your camper, please ensure there is a detailed list of acceptable foods and practices included with your camper’s forms. We may require you to supply food and/or supplements.
Can I send food to camp?
No, unless it is pre-approved.
A number of our campers have food allergies and it is for this reason that we request that parents do not send any food with their camper to camp or send any food to them during their stay at camp.
Please also be advised that Camp Awakening and our host camps are nut-aware environments. While we cannot guarantee a nut-free camp, there are many safeguards in place to protect against nut allergies, as the safety of your camper is our first priority.
We hope to receive full support from our parents with this policy. Parents are reminded that campers receive three meals a day and healthy snacks, like fruit, are readily available all day. In addition, campers have the opportunity to visit the Tuck Shop a few of times a week where they can enjoy treats such as pop, chips, and chocolate.