Our Food

One of the many things that makes YEA Camp unique is our food.

YEA Camp is all about changing the world, and we feel it would be hypocritical if we served food similar to the standard American diet, which has led to skyrocketing rates of diet-related diseases, ecological disasters, and cruelty to animals, among other injustices of modern agriculture. Check out this cute but informative video and ChooseVeg.com for more info.

YEA takes pride in every meal at camp being delicious, as well as modeling the sustainable, ethical, and compassionate world we look to create. We are being the change we wish to see at every meal. As a result, all of the food at YEA Camp is vegan, as well as fair-trade, local and organic to the greatest extent possible. This is in alignment with our intention to practice living in the most sustainable and compassionate ways possible during our brief time at camp.

If you’re not familiar with vegan food, don’t worry. You will not know the difference when you try our pancakes, French toast, and ice cream sundaes! Our cooks are amazing, our food is delicious, and you will not be hungry. We promise.

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OK, OK, so what do we eat?

Breakfast — the most important meal of the day! At breakfast we always have fresh fruit or fruit salad, cereal and soy or almond milk, and juice or tea.

-Pancakes (we don’t recommend drenching it like this person did, but up to you!)
-French toast
-Hash browns or home fries
-Tofu scramble
-Bagels with Tofutti cream cheese, Earth Balance margarine, or PB&J

 

409753_10151350045929698_1696266327_nLunch always includes a salad and a side like macaroni salad or French fries, and the option of leftovers or PB&J; with juice or lemonade:
-Teriyaki rice bowls
-Barbecue tofu
-Veggie burgers
-Sloppy Joe’s
-Tofurky sandwiches
-Sushi

 

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Snacks! YEA Camp serves two snacks a day — one about halfway between breakfast and lunch, and another around midway between lunch and dinner.
-Fresh fruit (organic and local when possible)
-Pretzels or chips
-Freshly popped popcorn
-Chips and salsa
-Baby carrots with hummus
-Yummy leftovers

 

Dinner always includes a salad and a side like garlic bread or grilled vegetables, and the option of leftovers or PB&J; with juice or lemonade:
-Veggie curry with coconut rice
-Stuffed shells
-Pizza
-Indian food
-Spaghetti
-Burritos

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Don’t forget DESSERT! YEA Camp’s food is way healthier than most camps’ or schools’, but it’s still camp and you gotta live a little!
-Chocolate chip cookies
-Brownies
-Cake (especially if it’s someone’s birthday!!)
-Ice cream sundaes
-Cupcakes
-Cinnamon rolls
-Rice Krispie treats

 

Our staff has worked at many, many, manyyyyy camps before and universally agree that YEA Camp’s food is the best. And no animals were harmed in the making of it, we majorly reduced our eco-footprint, and we supported fair-trade, business practices through our purchasing.

Please let us know of any allergies, special dietary needs, or favorite foods when you register! We are used to accommodating gluten-free, nut-free, and other allergies when notified in advance.