The Lanakila chef knows what kinds of food keep active campers fueled and happy. We take special care to make sure our meals are nutritious and tasty. Weekly menus include cereals, eggs, breads, pasta, pizza, chicken, turkey, roast beef, burgers, sandwiches, soups, tacos, and plenty of salads, vegetables, and fruits.

The Lanakila kitchen provides vegetarian alternatives, and takes pride in the supplier relationships established with local growers and farm stands nearby in Vermont and New Hampshire.

While we encourage campers to try everything, we never force them to eat foods they don’t like. Our dining program not only feeds campers but also involves them as table helpers, recyclers, and composters. Our kitchen can accommodate many medically-dictated dietary requirements. We do our best to accommodate dietary needs by not serving nuts, and by making vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. However, we cannot guarantee there will be no cross contamination from food ingredients from facilities that also process nuts, dairy, or gluten products.

Lanakila campers live in spacious tents on wooden platforms or rustic cabins, with three to five camp mates and one or two counselors. Lanakila’s Director and senior counselors devote great care to arranging campers in groups that will enjoy great times together. Camp “units” composed of ten tents and cabins, on average, share a washhouse with hot water showers and flush toilets.