Food is a significant part of a camp experience…you eat everyday! We offer a balanced menu with a variety of food kids like. We have a relationship with, and buy produce from the local Benton Farmer’s Market. We try to avoid frying food in our kitchen and bake foods that are typically fried. Camp Manitowa is a nut-free facility.

At camp we just take what we need so we don’t waste resources. We encourage our campers to take enough food to fill their belly and not to have excess food that gets thrown away. We teach the importance of food and how food keeps us healthy.

We hire culinary students from the Rend Lake Culinary School as our summer chefs. We can work individually with any camper who has special dietary needs or food allergies.

At Camp Manitowa no one goes hungry!