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Curry Village FAQ

Crane Flat FAQ

Food Allergy FAQ

Food allergies can be life threatening. NatureBridge understands this and takes many precautions to mitigate this risk. In any camp setting there is a risk of accidental exposure. We work diligently with families, our staff, and our contracted food service provider at Curry Village to reduce the risk of exposure. If you have specific questions or concerns, feel free to contact the NatureBridge food service department at 209-379-9514 ext 20 or syager@naturebridge.org.

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    Every participant must fill out a registration form. When a participant has a food allergy or dietary restriction, it must be noted on the registration form as well as transcribed by the group coordinator onto the trail group list. Additional information can be attached to the form if additional details are necessary. Groups send in these forms weeks before the group arrives. NatureBridge then distributes this information to NatureBridge staff and contracted food service providers. Meals that will be provided by NatureBridge are modified, if possible, to meet the participants’ needs. If a family desires to provide meals during a participant’s stay, they may be allowed to do so. Please organize this with the NatureBridge food service director at least two weeks prior to arrival.

  • How do participants receive the modified meals on trail? Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

    All lunches are provided by NatureBridge and are eaten while out on trail. If a participant in a trail group has an allergy there is a separate bag of supplemental food items sent out that day to accommodate their needs. If the family wishes to provide their own lunches, the family must work out the details with our food service director before arrival.

  • How do participants receive the modified meals from the contracted food service provider in Half Dome Village? Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

    Curry Village meals are served buffet style. All items on the buffet are labeled. On these labels all major allergens are listed. If the participant requires a special, individually prepared meal, the Group Coordinator from the school will work with NatureBridge and Curry Village staff to have the participant receive the meal directly from the kitchen instead of going through the regular meal line. If a specially prepared meal is required or if the family wishes to provide their own meals, the family must work out these details at least two weeks prior to arrival. The Curry Village Dining Pavilion contact phone number is 209-372-8307.

  • How do participants receive the modified meals at Crane Flat? Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

    At Crane Flat the meals are served family style with a small buffet of side dishes. Any participant who requires a special meal substitution has their meal individually prepared by our staff. If the family wishes to provide their own meals, the family must work out the details with NatureBridge’s director of food service at least two weeks before arrival.