Camp Echo strives to offer healthy and kid friendly meals. Menus are prepared by our Food Service Director to meet standards for healthy eating. Cold cereal is always available at breakfast. Fresh fruit is available at the service counter during all meals, and a basic salad is available during lunch and dinner. In the Birches and on Adventure Trips, all meals are provided by camp, including meals eaten while traveling to and from destinations. Meals are prepared on location for these programs.
Neither peanuts nor peanut oil are used in the preparation of camp meals. Additionally, Camp Echo no longer serves peanut butter in the Dining Hall. Campers may be in proximity to peanut butter sandwiches, and other peanut products, on the bus to/from camp. Campers that are bringing any epi-pen to camp will have their epi-pen carried by staff on their bus, to ensure its availability if needed. Please let us know if proximity to peanuts could trigger a reaction, either on the bus or at camp.
Campers with food allergies and dietary needs will be assisted with managing their allergies by their counselors and kitchen staff. However, we let campers know that they are expected to also be aware of their allergies and ask an adult questions early and often if they aren’t sure what ingredients have been used in a meal. Camp is a great environment for campers to continue learning life skills to help them manage their allergies throughout their life.