YMCA Camp Kanata overnight campers receive three, well-balanced meals per day in the air-conditioned Dining Hall during summer and weekend overnight sessions.

Campers and staff eat family-style at tables with their cabin groups. This fosters conversation and builds relationships during meals. Meal times are bursting with camp tradition and fun songs. Cheers, skits and announcements accompany almost every meal, and two campers will face off and play Block Stacking during every breakfast. 

After meals, campers and counselors work together to clean up, and the elusive Rufus the Respect Gnome will grace the cleanest table with his presence. 

At Kanata, healthy living is an important part of our Mission and our camp. Each meal includes the four major food groups, proteins, fruits, vegetables, and breads. Campers also have access to a seasonal salad bar at every meal. Pitchers of water and juice are on each table, and milk is available during breakfast.    

The Camp Kanata food service staff is dedicated to meeting the needs of all campers, including those with dietary restrictions. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available at every meal, and staff take all of the necessary steps to accommodate campers with food allergies. 

YMCA Camp Kanata Day Campers eat lunch in the Dining Hall every day. However, they will need to bring a lunch, two snacks, and a refillable water bottle from home. 

Day campers eat at tables with their huddles, and counselors facilitate conversation amongst campers throughout lunch. Day Camp lunch time is the perfect time to make new friends, cool down, and recharge for an exciting afternoon. Campers sing songs, listen to important announcements, and watch skits during lunch.