A healthy, well-nourished camp community can focus on fun, relationships, and the camp experience. Our philosophy is to provide campers, staff and all program participants with fresh, accessible and a variety of food necessary for life, growth and good health Meals are an opportunity for nourishment as well as fellowship.
The Taylor Mess Hall at Camp Sea Gull and the Belk Dining Hall at Camp Seafarer serve as the center of our daily gatherings. Music, dancing, skits, and cheers add to the fun of each meal, creating a community of fun and celebration.
At Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer, we love eating our meals family-style. Campers sit at a table with counselors, who model sharing and manners and who facilitate the conversation as everyone enjoys the meal together. This is a great opportunity for developing friendships and enjoying each other’s company.
We partner with FLIK Independent School Dining which prepares a wide variety of fresh-made meals that campers enjoy. FLIK serves many schools and camps throughout the nation. The menu varies, offering kid favorites like pizza and hotdogs, camp traditions like Sunday fried chicken, and a variety of other meals. Fruit is also available for a snack in the afternoons.
Campers are encouraged to try a little bit of everything. While most of our meals are family-style, campers also enjoy picnics and cookouts at cabins.
Campers may have dietary preferences and/or restrictions that impact their camp experience. Our chefs can offer alternative menu items to accommodate most dietary needs including vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free. Parents should identify their campers' dietary needs on the Camper Forms.
All Camp foods are peanut and tree-nut-free. Please reach out if you have concerns about your child’s dietary needs.
Preparing Your Camper
Practice eating family style at home. At Camp, we encourage taking what is reasonable to eat and going back for seconds after everyone has had a chance to eat.
There is always more. Camp activities make kids hungry! Counselors are prepared to help campers who need more to eat and to help selective eaters.
Practice helping your children choose foods that make a balanced meal including vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates.