2017 Food 

ALERT:  Please be aware one of fellow littler campers is allergic to peanuts (like seriously allergic - anaphylaxis).  She reacts with just coming into contact, like traces on other children's hands.  An epi-pen is on hand with her Mum.  To support their need for safety at camp we are asking if peeps could be super "peanut aware" - and leave the peanut foods at home, includes oils, muesli bars/cereals with peanuts, peanut butter.  (other nuts are fine) THANKS!



This is self catered other than Sunday morning where some camp peeps may (to be confirmed) be offering pancakes for purchase.


This is self catered.


Evening Meals:

These are communal meals.  However you are equally able to self cater if you prefer.  

For commmunal eating please add your contribution of food to the dinner food baskets in the kitchen when you arrive.  This helps those that are making the dinners, know what they have to work with.  Thanks!

Weds Night

(mostly organising crew & those that want to)

Self cater


Thurs Night

Menu: Tortillas

Rice, tortillas (incl GF), taco chips, cheese, sour cream, avocado, lemon, tomato, lettuce, carrot, avo, onion, tinned tomato, chili sauces, spices, coriander, beans/mince/chicken/fish

What to Bring: 

Bring just the ingredients that you want to eat and bring the quantity that your family would eat.  Add it to the communal contributions.


Friday Night

Menu: Salads, breads, AND DESSERT

Rice, pasta salad, potato salad ingredients, any other salad ingredients of choice, bread of choice,   Meat to add to salads i.e bacon, salami etc.

Bring a easy to make or ready made dessert

What to Bring: 

Bring just the ingredients that you want to eat and bring the quantity that your family would eat.  Add it to the communal contributions.


Saturday Night:

Menu:   Burgers

Buns (incl. GF), dried falafel mix/tempe/tofu/ beef mince for patties, sauces, leafy greens/coleslaw veges, potatoes for handmade roasties.

What to Bring: 

Bring just the ingredients that you want to eat and bring the quantity that your family would eat.  Add it to the communal contributions.


Sunday Tea:  BBQ, salads and leftovers

Meat of choice (sausages/steak/chicken/fish)/ lentils, pumpkin, carrot (+other ingredients for GF vegan patties), kumara and potato for roasties, french stick (incl GF) for garlic bread, green salad ingredients



The fantastic Adrian from Big Grey Bus may be going to be (to be confirmed) selling full quality espresso style coffee for those that need all things caffinated.  Please come prepared with cash.



These will be for sale throughout the camp.  Please bring cash to pay for them.



It is the intention of this retreat to include all families in our co-created space.  If your family has allergies to deal with then we encourage you to communicate your specific needs and suggest solutions so that we can all create the supported environment you need in order to feel safe.  

The kitchen space can have room set aside for seperate space to prepare and store your food.  Please take the inititive to create signs to pin up/label food etc, and communicate these specific needs at the welcome circle etc.  Please let the co-ordinators know if you need extra support to share your needs at the circle.


  • To support our intention of community building we will share food together.
  • Bring your own breakfast and lunch. Some may choose to share their lunch with other families and others have their food at different times or separately. Finding solutions that work for your family is encouraged and celebrated.
  • Dinners Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday night will be shared (again, if you prefer to have yours at a different time or separately - no problem).
  • In thoughtfulness to those who have allergies or/and are vegetarian/vegan, please try to label your meal on serving.
  • We will aim to have food on the table by 5:30ish to meet the needs of our little people.
  • We will have a roster system for meal prep and dishes to minimise kitchen chaos! - please add your name to the roster at camp where you feel comfortable..
  • On arrival at camp can you please put your food contributions in the allocated 'baskets' so that the rostered 'meal preparers' are able to find it easily.
  • The meal menu has been planned to provide as much vairety and choice as possible for all dietry requirements


The hall area is the main meeting place and dining room, approximately 15m by 10m. There is a stage at one end. Tables are attached to the walls and hinge down. Form type seating is used for meal times and wooden seats with backs can be used for meetings.  Often meals are eaten outdoors depending on the weather.

The Kitchen is well appointed with ample bench space, and the commonly used utensils, trays, pots and pans. For cooking the kitchen has a commercial oven, commercial electric stove and conveyor type toaster. These are supplemented by a conventional and thermowave domestic type ovens. A large walk in pantry/store room with shelving for storage.

Freezers: One chest and one upright type;

Fridge: two upright;

Fridge/freezers: Two.

An additional fridge trailer will be onsite.

Cutlery and crockery is provided for groups up to 50.   But please bring your own also.

An automatic washing machine is provided for washing tea towels.

Attached to the kitchen are washing up troughs for cleaning personal dishes.