Food philosophy, Allergies, and Special diets
Our Food Philosophy
and nutritious meals are the focus of the YMCA Camp Surf kitchen! Environmental stewardship is also important, and
we carry our respect for the Earth from the kitchen to your table. Camp and school programs eat family style to
promote conversation and community. Our weekend guests eat buffet style to support
positive smaller group and parent/child interactions. Healthy choices are available for all
appetites, from little campers to adults!
Contact Joseph Breedlove, the Food Service Director at 619.423.5850 or [email protected] to discuss:
- dietary concerns not addressed
- menus during your visit or your child's visit
- specific questions regarding our food products
We can accommodate special food needs and diets as follows:
VegetarianOur breakfast bar includes fresh fruit, cottage cheese, yogurt, oatmeal, and cereal (soy or cow milk). Our lunch/dinner salad bar offers a healthy selection of fresh vegetables, salads, and fruit. We serve a vegetarian alternative to each main course which is similar, but with a non-meat protein.
Gluten AllergiesWe are able to provide some gluten free items such as pastas, pizza, pancakes, breads and desserts.
Tree Nut & Peanut AllergiesWe do not use or buy nuts of any kind,
however we do offer peanut butter (kept in the kitchen for requests only).
We also label cereals that have been made in factories the process nuts.
Lactose IntoleranceWe serve soy milk and can make great
dishes without dairy (the kids love our naked pizza!).
Please ask us about:
Kosher - We may be able to meet your needs with vegetarian options. Please ask!
Vegans - We do not provide vegan meals, but can provide a lot of animal-free food. Feel free to ask us.