Food Allergies

Your experience here at Camp W*K is about having the best summer ever! Put your food allergy and dietary restrictions in a worry box and leave them there. Chef Tom, our resident culinary magician of 9 seasons, easily adjusts menus so everyone enjoys meal times. The Dining Hall is a place for bonding and connecting, not concerns about food!

In addition to being completely peanut, tree nut and sesame free, we accommodate gluten-free, dairy, wheat, soy, egg, and fish allergies among others. Vegans and Vegetarians also appreciate our menu options. Chef Tom uses only fresh ingredients, cooks and bakes from scratch, and ensures there is no cross-contact of food products.

Food Safety at W*K:


  • The entire camp is peanut, tree nut and sesame free, not just the Dining Hall
  • All staff are trained in epinephrine use
  • 4 Nursing staff members on site
  • 5-7 minute response time to Cape Cod Hospital


  • Kitchen staff are certified in food allergy awareness
  • For campers with additional allergies beyond nuts and sesame:
    *Dedicated prep area and storage space
    *Separate color coded cookware
    *Meals are individually plated, wrapped and labeled



“Sandy and Will Rubenstein’s commitment to an allergy-aware camp environment was a game-changer for us as parents of a child with allergies. Suddenly, Wil had an opportunity to enjoy the experience of being a kid in an environment that integrated him seamlessly – and most importantly, safely – with all of the other campers and activities without making him feel that he was different. We can’t thank Wingate*Kirkland enough for giving Wil an experience that simply was incredible on so many levels.” - Delane and Richard Moser