Camp Westwind – Meals

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Dietary Restrictions

We need to know about all FOOD ALLERGIES in your group. We also need to know how many vegan, vegetarian, gluten­-free, and lactose-free diners are attending, so we can properly plan the amount of food to prepare for our group. Please use your registration link to do this.

Meal preparation, serving, and cleanup

Meals are served in the large dining room in the Wilson Lodge. Our entire group of 145 eats together.   The menus are hearty, simple, and designed to appeal to the broadest cross section of families. We plan a hot breakfast, light lunch, and hearty dinner to restore you in the evening. We will even have a wonderful Japanese dinner one night, prepared in part by the interns.

Westwind staff will prepare all the food (except Saturday’s Japanese meal). Parent volunteers are needed for setup and cleanup. A sign up sheet will be provided by the volunteer onsite host at the beginning of the weekend. We will do all the kitchen and dining room cleanup after meals. It is a tradition on Oya No Kai weekends to have everybody pitch in and work together on these tasks. Not only does this keep down the cost of the weekends, but it is also a great opportunity to get to know other families!  There will be sign­up sheets posted in Wilson Lodge upon your arrival, and everybody gets to sign up for meal prep and clean up opportunities. You must be at least 16 years old to work in the kitchen.  However, ALL children are invited to participate in setting up and cleaning up the dining room.

Saturday Japanese Dinner

This meal we DO prepare and serve ourselves, with a traditional menu of Japanese dishes. The Japanese interns are great help, but we also need adult volunteers who have some experience with Japanese cooking. A sign up sheet will be posted at the lodge.