Policy on Special Diets

Here at Pinewoods we serve a large number of campers with a small kitchen staff. We regret that we do not have the resources to accommodate all individual needs and preferences.

However, we do make an effort to provide a variety of foods. We always provide a vegetarian option (you must sign-up in advance), and, to the extent we are able, we may provide alternatives addressing some common needs and preferences, such as providing pizza with no cheese (a non-dairy alternative). However, we cannot promise that we will always be able to provide such alternatives.

To help address this problem, we have a refrigerated cart in the dining room that provides alternatives. Some examples of what is usually available are:

  • Bread, peanut butter, and jelly
  • Rice Cakes
  • Cottage cheese
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Tossed Salad (at Lunch & Dinner)
  • Raw vegetables
  • Plain Tofu
  • Cold Cuts
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Plain Tuna
  • Plain cooked chicken or ham
  • Fruit
  • Condiments (tamari, ketchup etc.)

Here are some general guidelines of what our kitchen can accommodate:

Dining Accommodations

If you require additional options beyond the alternatives cart and what our kitchen can accommodate, you will need to bring your own food with you. It can be stored in refrigerators in the Camphouse, Pinecones, and Hunsdon House. A small refrigerator is available in the Dining Hall for short-term use. Please label your food clearly. We do not have food preparation or storage space for campers in the main kitchen. There are stoves in both Pinecones and Hunsdon House for camper use.

Severe Food Allergies

If you have severe food allergies, please fill out our special diets form, check-in with one of the head cooks at the beginning of your session, and call us if you have any questions. Ask about specific dishes if you have any doubts. Although we make an effort to list potential allergens, Pinewoods cannot accept responsibility for notifying you of the presence of potential allergens in the food we serve. If you have additional questions or concerns, please call the kitchen at least two weeks before your session at 508-224-4020 between 9 – 11 am or 2-4 pm, and ask to speak with one of the cooks.