Eat breakfast before camp, avoiding milk products (such as a glass of milk). It is imperative that students eat breakfast because the morning is rigorous and hot.
Students must bring a bagged lunch. There isn’t time to order food from places like Domino’s, and the heavy cheese will not make for a pleasant afternoon rehearsal. Fruit, sandwich, granola bars, protein are best. Again, avoid milk based products if possible. Consider adding a Gatorade or Powerade to lunch to help replenish electrolytes.
Dinner is provided by the band boosters on the 12 hour days (this is covered by your band fees). Meals are typically catered. Forms for Allergies and Vegetarian/Vegan should have been turned in with band registration-if you have any specific food questions please contact the chairperson for Band Camp Food, or Contact Us and we’ll forward your e-mail to the appropriate person.
To stay healthy and hydrated, please encourage your student to drink a lot of water at night after band camp. This will help them immensely during the next day’s rehearsal if they start out hydrated. This is so important!