Campers at The Nature Place bring lunch from home to eat at camp. Packing your camper an ample, nutritious lunch makes for a fun, well-supported day at camp.
Remember Kermit the Frog singing the song, “It’s not easy being green”? I guess he sang this when feeling a bit down or sad. At The Nature Place our goal is to joyfully be green each and every day. Our being green isn’t about the color Kermit was lamenting, but rather, green in the sense of treating our earth kindly, gently, and as sustainably as we can.
When we hear people – and we do it, too – say they are going to throw something ‘away’, we know that this isn’t factually possible. There is no such place as ‘away’! When something is thrown ‘away’, that thing is really somewhere on, under, or above the earth, albeit often in a different form.
This summer we would like to be the greenest we have ever been. We hope you will get on board with us, as a way to help our environment and as an opportunity for your camper to realize that each day he or she can make a difference.
Thank you to Green Meadow Waldorf School for sharing green lunch ideas and resources.
* bring a reusable lunch box, clearly labeled with your child’s name
* include a cool pack within
* a refillable thermos or bottle saves on plastic
* buying in bulk and using refillable containers save on packaging
* keep a reusable knife, fork and spoon and a cloth napkin in the lunch box
* Plan an ample, nutritious lunch
* include a drink – water is the best!
* everything from your child’s lunch will go back home with him/her
* encourage your camper to assist you to empty the box at home each day
* at home, properly dispose of, recycle, reduce, reuse or compost everything in the lunch box Below are some resources which might prove helpful in your efforts to help us make lunch at camp as green as possible.
Lunch bags and accessories, containers, thermoses, and other helpful, reusable lunch gear: