Food & Nutrition

camper-applesMorning snacks and daily lunches are included in your child’s Beaver experience. We’re talking all the healthy, well-balanced favorites they love including chicken tenders, hummus and carrots, fresh fruit, tossed salad and our weekly Friday barbeques. Or, they can choose daily from a variety of deli sandwiches and bagels.

Lunch is served in our dining room for Lower and Middle Campers and outside at picnic tables on the terrace for Upper, Senior and Specialty Campers. Our Group Counselors serve the meals and dine with campers, providing a relaxed, fun setting where the conversation and laughter flow freely.

Camp Menu

View our 2024 menu here or in your Campbrain account.

Food Allergies

Many of our campers navigate food allergies, and we take that very seriously.

In collaboration with our families, we take the following precautions to keep snack and mealtimes safe for our community:

  • Beaver is NUT-SAFE. There are no peanuts or tree nuts served and there are no hidden nut products found in our foods, with the exception of our vegan cheese product which contains coconut oil.
  • Families are able to provide food from home for any camper with a documented dietary restriction or allergy. While we make every effort to ensure that our meals comply with the dietary needs of our community, we welcome families who choose to bring their own food as their safest option. All food from home must conform to our no nut policy, outlined above.
  • Beaver Summer Camp does not maintain a kosher certified kitchen, but we do have kosher diet friendly items. We encourage you to reach out to the Camp Office with any questions. camper-hot-dog
  • We ask all parents to refrain from sending any food from home to camp for special events such as birthdays. While we know it is well-intentioned, it creates an unnecessary risk for our campers with food allergies.
  • We exclude all pre-packaged snacks that are “produced in a facility that process peanuts and tree nuts,” according to their ingredient labels.
  • We offer gluten-free lunch and snack alternatives each day.
  • Our food service staff is trained and certified in ServSafe and allergy management in the kitchen.
  • Our camp staff receives extensive food allergy training and closely supervises all meals with their campers.
  • We maintain a central listing of all foods served by the camp and their detailed ingredient lists both in the Camp Office and on our registration site for parents to look through before camp.


Food Allergy & Dietary Restriction Menu

Our allergy menu process has shifted from previous years:

If your camper has a documented food allergy or dietary restriction please fill out the Allergy & Dietary Restrictions Menu and upload the edited document to your CampBrain account under “Allergy & Dietary Restrictions Menu.”

  • Put a line through all of the food items your camper cannot eat, and do not mark the menu otherwise. If you feel that special instructions better explain your camper’s food allergies, please write them in the text box on page 3. The full list of ingredients can be found in the 2023 Ingredients Binder (also found in your CampBrain account).
  • If you download the PDF in Adobe, please use the fill & sign tool to fill in camper name, group, and allergy/dietary restrictions. You can then use the line tool to cross out all food the child cannot eat.
  • You can also fill out the menu by hand, and then upload it to the portal by taking a photo of it or scanning it to your computer.
  • Make sure your camper’s information is in the top box before submitting.

If you have a food-related question or concern, please contact us prior to the start of camp season, so we can discuss how we can best accommodate your child’s needs.