|Food & Nutrition
Whether it is our famous Crispitos or Mrs. Becky's hand-made Banana Pudding, campers love our food! After all, food at camp is a big deal!
Camp Olympia takes pride in providing healthy and delicious meals for children to enjoy. We took a proactive approach to have our menus evaluated by nutrition experts to ensure that our kid-friendly meals are nutritious. See what the experts are saying about the meals we offer!
"The meals provided at Camp Olympia are reduced in sugar, total fat, and saturated fat, and provide good sources of whole grains, fiber, calcium, and vitamins A and C."
Lynne W. Scott, MA, RD, LD; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Our well-balanced meals offer several food choices so even picky eaters have options! Breakfasts has options including a hot dish (ex. pancakes, biscuits & gravy, etc.), eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal. A salad bar, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and fresh fruit are available at lunches and dinners in addition to the main meal being served. Campers also are encouraged to drink lots of water at every meals!
specific food allergies? Concerned about specific diets, such as
gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian? It is important to us that each
camper's special dietary needs are met. Whether
your camper has specific food allergies or specific diets like gluten-free,
dairy-free or vegetarians, we want to work with you to have meal options that
we can prepare for your camper. Prior to camp, we ask that you indicate
any special needs on our Camper Personal Information Sheet and on the Health
History Form so our nurses, chefs and cabin counselors are aware. If you have
any special food needs, we encourage you to discuss those concerns with us
prior to camp so we can work through any menu issues together. Feel free to contact Michelle Mauldin,as she can discuss our term menu with you to help determine what if any special
food accommodations need to be made to best serve your camper. Depending
upon the degree or number of allergies, sometimes parents will send supplemental
meals prior to camp (or drop off on opening day) that will be available for
their camper throughout their stay at camp.