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, fair-trade, local and organic to the greatest extent possible. It is also delicious! 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, Sloppy Joe’s, and ice cream sundaes! Our cooks are amazing, our food is delicious, and you will not be hungry. We promise.
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!)
-Hash browns or home fries
-Bagels with Tofutti cream cheese, Earth Balance margarine, or PB&J
Lunch 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
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
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
-Chocolate chip cookies
-Cake (especially if it’s someone’s birthday!!)
-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.