Healthy Choices at CampHere at Camp Towanda we are all about kid-friendly, parent-approved healthy choices. Our nutritionist helps us create a balanced menu so that the kids actually eat, enjoy and try. We always have fresh fruit and pretzels available, and campers can find fresh vegetables, brown and white rice, pastas, and many other healthy choices at our extensive salad bar. We strongly believe that refreshing and nourishing snacks help keep our kids properly fueled for success here at camp (hey, just ask the kids about our Camp Towanda Fusion Water)!

Dining is quite an experience at Camp Towanda! We all eat at the same time as one big family. Health and NutritionThe "Mess Hall" is definitely not a quiet room! Lots of cheering! Campers eat with their bunkmates and counselors. Our older camper waiters serve family style.

We are able to handle most special dietary needs; including gluten, soy, lactose, kosher and vegetarian. Our on staff Nutritionist is ready to speak to you individually upon your request.


Camp is a great place for even the pickiest eaters because at camp kids grow leaps and bounds, conquer new fears, try new things, get out of their comfort zones and thrive. If your kid is a picky eater, camp just may be the cure!

Read more about it here:

Why Kids Actually Eat at Camp

ACA Accredited

ACA Accreditation means that the camp you are considering for your child cares enough to undergo a thorough (over 300 standards) review of its operation – from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross and other youth service agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

ACA helps accredited camps provide:
Healthy, developmentally appropriate and learning experiences and activities;
Discovery through experiential education; Caring, competent role models;
Service to the community and the environment; Opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

Accreditation is voluntary and ACA accreditation assures families that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children.

ACA goes beyond basic requirements for health, cleanliness, and food service into specific areas of programming, including camp staff from director throughout counselors, emergency management plans, health care, and management. ACA applies separate standards for activities such as waterfront, adventure and travel.

Parents can (and should) verify the accreditation status of any camp at any time by visiting ACA’s website or by calling 1-800-428-CAMP.
If the camp you are considering is not ACA accredited, ask WHY NOT?

Camp Towanda is not only accredited by the American Camp Association, but has staff members that serve on the ACA Board of Directors as well as one of their Accreditation Inspectors of other camps. Mitch is a former board member himself, of the ACA as well as a Steering Committee member and speaker at the annual camp association conference. He is actively involved and on the boards of several charitable organizations (SCOPE, L.O.V.E. and VisionWalk) that he gets the campers involved in.

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