Meals at Kettleby Valley Camp

Our Campers are provided with great summer camp meals served family style in our traditional summer camp Dining Hall. Kids love our food. We serve camp meals that are healthy and nutritious, but also popular with our campers. We use real cheese rather than processed, whole wheat bread rather than white and we bake food rather than deep fry.

Allergies and dietary restrictions are easily accommodated, and vegetarian/vegan options are always available at our overnight camp.

At Kettleby Valley, we see a meal as being more than just a time to eat. It is also a chance to develop togetherness and community. Having the courage to try new things is an important lesson that children learn at summer camp and this extends to mealtime. We always encourage campers to try meals that perhaps they’ve never eaten before and the results are surprisingly positive.

Everyone seems to love our day camp’s lunch program. We offer meals that are traditional favourites with children while maintaining their nutritional needs by serving whole wheat buns and bread, real cheese rather than processed and a secret ingredient here and there (such as carrot puree in our cheese sauce!). At each lunch we provide fresh veggies for every group.

Despite our success with most campers, there are always a few who would rather maintain their current eating habits. For these campers we offer pasta or pasta with sauce to go with the sides that we serve. We also cater to campers who have allergies and intolerances by offering substitutes that are the same or similar to what other campers are eating. When we serve pizza, we will also serve gluten free and dairy free pizza. This avoids campers with dietary restrictions from feeling left out. One mom said that out of all the Aurora day camps she considered, Kettleby Valley put the most effort into accommodating their family’s food needs.

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Kettleby Valley Day Camp Lunch Program

Everyone seems to love our day camp’s lunch program. We offer meals that are traditional favourites with children while maintaining their nutritional needs by serving whole wheat buns and bread, real cheese rather than processed and a secret ingredient here and there (such as carrot puree in our cheese sauce!). At each lunch we provide fresh veggies for every group.

Our day camp lunch program is about more than just food. Sharing a meal together creates a sense of belonging and community that other day camps can lack. When campers enter the dining hall there is a feeling of excitement for the meal. Campers will ask me, “what’s for lunch?” Once I tell them, they pump their fist in the air and run to tell the rest of the group. When everyone shares the same food, at the same time, in one building, it creates a common ground from which big things can grow. It’s much easier to accept others for who they are and make friends with someone who is in the same situation as you.

Like our other day camp activities, lunch is a time to try new things, broaden the boundaries and discover. Many parents tell me how surprised they are that their child actually tried (and liked) ‘Sloppy Joes’ or perogies. Other parents have come up to me at our open house and said, “There is no way my child will eat brown bread.” And yet their daughter had no qualms about eating thirds on grilled cheese day – crusts and all.

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Pasta with Marinara
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Waffle Fries
  • Tater Tots
  • Straight Fries
  • Meatballs
  • Salad
  • Veggie Sticks
  • Veggie Sticks
  • Salad
  • Salad
  • Pasta Option
  • Pasta Option
  • Pasta Option
  • Plain Pasta Option
  • Popsicles
  • Popsicles
  • Baked Treat
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Baked Treat

 

If your child is attending for Week 1, 3, 5 or 7, here are the lunches that they can look forward to!

 

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
  • Hot Dogs
  • Cheese Perogies with Bacon Bits and Sour Cream
  • Chicken Burgers with tomatoes and Lettuce 
  • Pita Pizzas
  • Meatball Subs 
  • Corn
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Veggie Sticks
  • Salad
  • Salad
  • Pasta Option
  • Salad
  • Veggie Sticks
  • Pasta Option
  • Plain Pasta Option
  • Popsicles
  • Pasta Option
  • Pasta Option
  • Baked Treat
  • Popsicles

 

  • Baked Treat
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

 

If your child is attending for Week 2, 4, 6 or 8, here are the lunches that they can look forward to!

Kettleby Valley Overnight Food Program

Our Residential Campers are provided with great meals served family style in our traditional camp Dining Hall. Kids love our food. We serve meals that are healthy and nutritious, but also popular with our campers. We use real cheese rather than processed, whole wheat bread rather than white and we bake food rather than deep fry.

Allergies and dietary restrictions are easily accommodated, and vegetarian/vegan options are always available at our overnight camp.

At Kettleby Valley, we see a meal as being more than just a time to eat. It is also a chance to develop togetherness and community.

Having the courage to try new things is an important lesson that children learn at summer camp and this extends to mealtime. We always encourage campers to try meals that perhaps they’ve never eaten before and the results are surprisingly positive.

Summer Camp Update for 2020

As difficult as it has been, we've decided that we will not open camp in 2020. We know that this is disappointing and we'll miss our campers and staff so much. But we hope to see you all back at camp in 2021!