Food Allergies and Dietary RestrictionsDining Hall


Our food service team is dedicated to helping campers and guests stay safe and healthy during their time at Camp Henry. We understand that each camper and guest’s food allergies are unique, and our staff would love to connect with you to discuss the safest food options for your stay with us. For questions, or to share your dietary information, please email foodservice@camphenry.org or call 616-717-5568.


FAQ's about Camp Henry's Food and Diet Accommodations

What meals and allergen-safe alternatives will be served while I am at Camp Henry?

At Camp Henry we are more than happy to accommodate the following dietary groups: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian or Vegan, Dairy Free, and Peanut Free and/or Tree Nut Free. If your allergy/dietary restrictions fit into any of these categories, please inform us at least two weeks prior to your time at camp by filling out those needs on your online waiver or health form. If your allergy/dietary needs exceed those listed above, please contact our Food Service team at 616.717.5568 to make a plan for your meals at Camp Henry. Camp staff will work with you to create a plan for your meals at Camp Henry, which may include bringing your own food. 

We know that you are ultimately the expert on your own food allergy. Please email foodservice@camphenry.org or call 616-717-5568 two weeks in advance of your stay at Camp Henry to receive menu and allergy-specific information.

Is Camp Henry free of any of the Top 9 Food Allergens?

Camp Henry is not an allergen-free facility, and does not have dedicated allergen-free ovens, warmers, cutting boards, knives, etc. However, our food service staff are trained in allergen awareness and work to minimize the risk of cross-contact every step of the way. To learn more about our food preparation processes please contact foodservice@camphenry.org or 616-717-5568.


Common Food Allergies


We consider anything that does not list, “Wheat, barley, or rye,” anywhere on the label to be gluten-free. We offer gluten-free alternatives for every meal if you have indicated this request on your Waiver or Health Form two weeks in advance of your stay. If you would like to know what specific product brands are being served during your stay, and if they are labeled as, “Certified Gluten-Free,” please contact us directly at foodservice@camphenry.org or 616-717-5568.


Dairy appears in various places on our menu, including yogurt and milk at breakfast, cheese and ranch on salads, ice cream for dessert, and macaroni & cheese and quesadillas as common meal options. Our staff considers anything that does not list, “Milk or whey,” anywhere on the label to be dairy-free. We offer dairy-free alternatives for every meal if you have indicated this request on your Waiver Health Form two weeks in advance of your stay.

Peanuts & Tree Nuts

We are not a nut-free facility. However, we strive to be as nut-aware as possible and extremely limit the presence of peanuts and tree nuts in our kitchen and dining hall to the extent we are able. 

While we are traditionally a summer camp, we host a variety of guest groups throughout the year who may choose to provide their own meals and snacks. We ask that these items not contain nuts or be brought into cabins, but like a school or other public place, we cannot have eyes everywhere and guarantee a nut-free environment. 

We do not serve food out of our kitchen that directly contains peanuts or tree nuts. A few of our items include, “May contain,” or, “Manufactured in a facility with,” statements, such as our cookies and granola bars. 

Coconut or coconut oil are found in some of the products we serve, like fruit snacks. If you or your camper are allergic to coconut in any form, please indicate this on your Waiver or Health Form.

Vegetarian & Vegan Options 

We offer vegetarian and vegan alternatives for every meal if you have indicated this request on your waiver or health form two weeks in advance of your stay. Common vegetarian options include Morningstar Vegetarian Sausage Patties, Gardenburger Malibu Vegan Burgers, and Morningstar Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers