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The health and well-being of our campers is important while at camp. At Davern, we focus on balanced nutrition, exercise and healthy eating guided by the Ontario Food Guide (OFG). We know that a balanced diet for our campers will result in a more energetic, healthier and happier children day in and day out! We also do out best to source locally with Ontario Farmers.

Looks like dinner is about to be served! YUM!!

The health and well-being of our campers is important while at camp. At Davern, we focus on balanced nutrition, exercise and healthy eating. We know that balanced diet for our campers will result in a more energetic, healthier and happier children day in and day out! We also do out best to source locally with Ontario Farmers.

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Our balanced and child friendly meals ensure variety and include fruit, vegetables and healthy alternatives.
Breakfast
The first meal of the day is an important one. Cold cereal and fresh cut fruit  is offered alongside hot options that may include eggs, pancakes, waffles, bagels, or french toast.
Lunch
Lunch is a kid friendly meal that is both nutritious and popular. Examples of lunches include: chicken caesar wraps, make your own sandwich, falafel, pizza and tuna melts.
Dinner
Dinner is a great time for everybody to get together, talk about their day and have a hearty and healthy meal and “refuel”. Dinners include: lasagna, shepherds pie, chicken pot pie, BBQ, and taco’s (to name a few). At the end of each week, we have a “camp fancy” banquet. Wear your cleanest t-shirt!
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Special Dietary Requirements

Camp Davern strives to support special diets where possible. We offer vegetarian options to campers and are open to discussing dietary needs on a case by case basis. Pleased be advised that due to our focus on some special diets, Camp Davern has committed to being a “nutty camp”! This means that peanuts and tree nuts will be served in our food.
While we are committed to supporting special diets and allergies, due to the diversity of our food service, we cannot guarantee trace nuts will not find their way into the dining hall meals.
Gluten Free During Session #1

Camp Davern is so proud to facilitate a fully gluten free camp experience during the first session of our summer. During Session #1, we run a program geared towards supporting children with Celiac Disease. While all campers are encouraged to attend this session, it is our way of being inclusive to a special population of kids. We place extra attention on ensuring a terrific meal plan that is healthy and delicious…it happens to also be gluten free!
Fitness is Fun
Consistent with our focus on healthy lifestyle, Davern offers campers program opportunities each day to take part in fitness and exercise. We offer program engagement in Yoga, Zumba and Boot Camp. In addition to these active programs, Davern also offers our early risers the opportunity to join our camp running club. Explore our program offerings for more detail.
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