Campers are pleasantly surprised at Immersion Island that our food is no ordinary camp food! We cook and prepare our own food and our campers love it! We make the food culturally relevant to the theme or location we are “visiting” for that day. In our “Around the World” theme in Spanish or French weeks this could range from arroz y frijoles negros con yuca frita from the Caribbean to quiche or croque monsieur in Paris. Some of the other favorites include empanadas, pan de queso, arroz con leche, tortilla española and poutine. We have a healthy variety of fresh fruits, breads, ham and cheeses in a breakfast buffet every morning for overnight campers with some traditional surprises like Nutella for your fruit or bread and Mexican pan dulce, again, depending on “where we are” or what we are celebrating!
Before campers eat, one group prepares to present and talk about what foods we are going to eat, while others set the table. We sit down at a formally set table twice a day and converse with other campers and counselors and practice our table manners in Spanish and French! Because we cook our own food we also can accommodate special dietary needs easily enough. We do encourage campers however to at least try everything and most camper leave with new favorite foods to look for in their travels and/or to try making or preparing at home.
Enjoy the pictures above of a few of our specialties – Buen provecho! Bon appétit! And see our blog post here for the recipe for our famous TRES LECHES CAKE!