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Camp Food

The camp community gathers in our Chadar Ochel (dining hall) for three meals a day. As a community Camp, we serve delicious and nutritious meals. All food is kosher (non-supervised).   We incorporate and encourage healthy food choices through options such as a protein-rich salad bar, whole wheat bread and cut fruits and vegetables. 

To ensure complete safety and remain all-inclusive, our facility is peanut and tree-nut aware. Other dietary needs can often be accommodated, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, egg free, lactose free and sugar free.  To ensure children have enough ‘fuel to burn’ we also serve snacks during the day and at night-time and include fruit, yogurt, cereal bars and cookies. “Canteen” (the camp store) is offered three times a week and includes a ‘healthy-choice’ day offering items like granola bars, pretzels and water.

Meals are served family-style. Platters are passed around the table allowing campers to choose what they want to eat. It’s an opportunity to try new things and enjoy old favourites. Our kitchen staff work hard to prepare healthy and balanced meals that fuel our campers and staff for their active camp day. We aspire to make camp food that campers are familiar with and so our menu is thoughtfully created to include a variety of meals and lots of choices to ensure everyone can find something they love to eat. 

MENU

Menu items are selected to provide nutritional meals that appeal to campers. When feeding many people, we understand that it is important to provide choices. Most special dietary needs and allergies can be accommodated with our regular daily meal offerings.

At every lunch and dinner, we offer a salad bar. Our centre table buffet also has extra choices which help to meet the needs of anyone on a special or particular diet and even those children who may be “picky” eaters. Fresh fruits, salads and cut vegetables are readily available.

Ice cold water is served at lunches and dinner.

Below Are Examples of Some our Meals:

Breakfast

  • Cold Cereal
  • Hot Cereal
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Danishes
  • Bagels and Cream Cheese
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Muffins
  • Juice
  • Cinnamon Buns
  • Yogurt

Lunch

  • Sandwiches
  • Grilled Cheese
  • French Fries
  • Soup
  • Salad Bar
  • Tortellini
  • Sub Sandwiches
  • Bean Burritos
  • Potato Bar
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Tacos
  • Pizzas
  • Macaroni and Cheese

Dinner

  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Salad Bar
  • Pasta
  • Chicken
  • Stir Fry
  • Lasagna
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Shephards Pie
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Vegetarian Burgers
  • Roast Chicken
  • Vegetables
  • Potatoes

Snacks

  • Fruit
  • Cookies
  • Pastries
  • Granola Bars
  • Popsicles
  • Frozen Treats
Above options are subject to change.

Snacks

In addition to the meals above, we provide plenty of healthy snacks throughout the day. A healthy snack (fruit, cheese, veggie platters, energy bars, muffins) is also available each evening along with cookies, pastries, frozen treats.

FOOD ALLERGIES

If your child has a food allergy and you have questions regarding our accommodations for that particular allergy, please call our camp office at 204.477.7512 (Sept - May) or 807.548.4178 (summer). We inform our kitchen staff, health staff, and counselors of camper allergies.

In cases of a highly selective eater with specific brand preferences or an extremely restrictive diet, the camper or staff member may be asked to bring some of their own food items to supplement what we provide. This needs to be discussed with the Camp Director at least one week prior to camp attendance, as we have limited storage space for personal food items and need to be aware of storage space required for each individual camper or staff member. Small, labeled plastic bins (shoe box size) will be provided for campers or staff members needing to store personal food items due to dietary restrictions or allergies. These can be accessed at meals by notifying a kitchen staff member.

For campers with severe food allergies that require an Epi-pen to be brought to Camp, parents need to indicate this information on the health information form, on how the camper needs to be treated in case of exposure.

OUR PEANUT/TREE NUT AWARE POLICY

Peanut/Tree Nut aware at BB Camp means that our food does not contain peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or any form or derivative of peanut or tree nut in the least. Our peanut/tree nut free foods do not contain peanut stearate or “traces of peanut”. Even if the ingredient label reads, “May have traces of nuts or peanut,” we treat this label as if it read, “has nuts or peanuts”.

As a Peanut/Tree Nut Aware Camp we make every attempt to ensure that no person is placed in a situation and/or environment that may endanger their life and therefore we take the following precautions:

  • Every summer our staff are re-educated about the dangers that can be associated with peanuts and similar nut products to children and adults with severe allergies
  • Parents of children who have a known allergy to nuts / peanuts are consulted prior to Camp regarding the severity of the child’s allergy, the symptoms and the emergency procedures to be followed in case of an allergic reaction.
  • Every child with a nut allergy will carry and have direct access to an Epi-pen, all staff are trained on how to administer an Epi-pen.
  • We will monitor all foods of any kind being brought onto the campsite. If we believe a camper or staff has brought food items that may impact the well-being of a camper or staff with nut allergies, the food will be immediately confiscated.
  • All packages arriving to Camp will be thoroughly inspected to ensure that no nut products are brought onto the campsite.
  • Peanut butter may be sent on a canoe trip if the entire group (campers and staff) do not have a nut allergy. If a camper or staff member does have a nut allergy, an alternate protein product will be sent.

BIRTHDAYS

Birthdays are celebrated at BB Camp! If your child’s birthday falls during their camp session, a decorated birthday cake is made in their honor and is shared with their cabin group. The entire Camp sings Happy Birthday to the camper and s/he is encouraged to "skip around the room".