Meals are a time to connect with friends and cabinmates over family-style entrées. Wildwood’s kitchen, managed by a contracted food service company, prepares three nutritious and tasty meals each day and offers a variety of choices at each meal. Example meals include eggs, pancakes, sandwiches, turkey dinner, and spaghetti with meatballs, with additional choices at the salad bar. Snacks are generally available mid-afternoon and occasionally as part of an Evening Program.
Most meals are served family-style. Campers sit with their units during breakfast and dinner but can sit with friends from any part of camp at lunch. Campers take turns setting the table, bringing serving dishes, and cleaning up the table and dining hall after each meal.
Food Allergies & Special Diets
Wildwood strives to maintain the safest possible dining facility. Our camp is proudly nut-free! We do not use peanut or tree nut products, and non-dairy alternatives are available.
Because each camper’s needs are different, we ask that you thoroughly explain special food needs when you complete your camp forms and that you discuss those needs with the Camp Director prior to your camper’s session. Any camper with an anaphylactic allergy must have a written allergy action plan signed by the prescribing physician. If you need to bring a personal supply of food for a medical reason, ensure that any food brought to camp is free of peanuts or tree nuts or traces of these.
To protect all our campers and staff, it is vital that campers refrain from bringing food, candy, or drinks to camp. Please do not hide food or candy in your camper’s luggage or care packages. If you think your camper is hungry, please call us instead!
Our kitchen is able to accommodate specific dietary needs including those of campers who follow vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets (and more!). A vegetarian option is available at each meal, and some meals may not include meat at all. We observe Meatless Mondays as part of our mission to protect the planet and reduce our carbon footprint. Vegan options are available when there are vegan campers or staff.