ALL Sparrow Lake campers and staff eat in the dining for three meals each day with the exception of out trips and BBQ's. Sparrow Lake Camp is happy to work with parents/guardians of both campers and staff who have alternate dietary requirements. Discussions between Health Care Staff, Camp Directors and the Food Service Manager are essential, prior to arriving at camp. Individuals can request a copy of the menu to get an idea of what meals may require substitution.
INFORMATION REGARDING ALTERNATE DIETS
For individuals with an anaphylaxis allergy (other than nuts) of a frequently served food item or Celiac disease, you must contact the camp at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival to work out the meal plan arrangement. In some cases, it may be determined that in the interest of the person’s health and safety, meals are prepared at home (following the instructions below).
Advanced notice (2 weeks) regarding all special dietary requirements is required in order for the camp to have the necessary general stock items ordered ahead of time.
If an individual’s food allergies or dietary needs require the purchase of special food items not part of SLC’s general stock, they must be supplied by the individual. Additional items brought to camp will be properly stored in the kitchen with your individual’s name clearly labeled on the food item. Meals prepared ahead of time will be stored in the kitchen fridge/freezer and labeled with the meal they are intended to replace (example: Tuesday Lunch – Steve Smith).
**Important** Sparrow Lake Camp is not deemed a “nut-free” camp, we are nut-sensitive and do our best to keep all traces out of the camp environment. We ask that you DO NOT send any food items to camp that may contain nuts and or nut products including dairy substitutes.
SLCProvided: TVP (textured vegetable protein), tofu, veggie dogs, veggie burgers, beans, lentils, hummus. Please note that most of our vegetarian pre-prepared protein products do contain gluten (ie tofu chicken strips, veggie dogs, ground round etc)
LACTOSE ALLERGIES/ INTOLERANCE:
SLC Provided: Soya milk, goat cheese, soya margarine Due to the varying degrees of intolerance, please speak to us in advance
GLUTEN INTOLERANCE /CELIAC DISEASE:
SLC Provided: Muffin mixes, rice pastas, and one kind of gluten-free breakfast cereal, pizza crust, corn chips, salad dressing, soup
Please note that freezies and stocked fruit will be served as an alternate dessert. It is recommended that individual provide their own desserts and snack