Food

ALLERGIES:

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.  

Please take the initiative 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.

The leader's cabin has a designated allergy free kitchen for those that would find it compromising to their health if they ate food from the communal kitchen. So far it will be simply gluten free but contact Kiri if you have another dietary requirement. The menu is the same as the camp menu, just obviously gluten free! There will be a small fridge and 1 cooking element and there will have washing up stuff but all other kitchen equipment will need to be brought with you (pots/pans, food prep utensils, cutlery, crockery).

MEALS

  • 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 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 people serving meals to assist 'flow' and sharing.
  • 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

Kitchen

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.