give yourself a break—sign up for our
Chicagoland healthy lunch program

Your kids can bring their own lunch to summer camp. Or you can sign up for our optional fresh lunch program and score some summer relief for yourself, too.

We partner with school lunch provider, Gourmet Gorilla, to provide better nutrition and safer food, but also help the local economy, promote food security, and encourage environmental responsibility. All of Gourmet Gorilla’s meals are made from scratch in their 100% nut-free kitchen. They use organic produce & dairy, all natural & grass fed meats, and organic grains. And all of their meals are served in reusable or biodegradable containers.


With Gourmet Gorilla, every day includes a morning snack (click here for a morning snack menu), plus a lunch comprised of a generous entree, two sides and a snack.

Please note that a drink is not included. Be sure to pack your own.

The Gourmet Gorilla menu offers a daily hot lunch option and 12 cold lunch options, providing you with a wide variety of options to choose from every day!  The hot menu options are changing daily with popular items like BBQ Chicken, Mac and Cheese and Crispy Chicken Tenders appearing regularly on the hot menu, and Turkey Swiss, Sunbutter & Jelly and Ranch Chicken Wraps on the cold menu.  


Lunch prices vary based on your individual selections. Daily prices will range from $6.25 to $6.75 depending on what you choose.  


Gourmet Gorilla provides healthy local and organic food for kids, with an emphasis on foods that are familiar to children, while occasionally pushing the envelope of taste and food experience. Their menus are as much learning and educational experiences as they are healthy eating options.

Gourmet Gorilla recipes are designed to meet and exceed the USDA Recommended Daily Allowances and Guidelines for Healthy Lunches,  Illinois Board of Education and City of Chicago Board of Education meal requirements. All their meals are kid tested and developed with 1 to 12 year olds in mind.

They pride themselves on using the freshest, highest quality ingredients. All of their meals are made from scratch in their 100% nut-free kitchen and they use local and organic produce & dairy as much as possible.

  • Hormone-free and antibiotic-free poultry, meats and dairy
  • 100% trans-fat free
  • No MSG or high fructose corn syrup
  • No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners 

Nutrition information on any of our Gourmet Gorilla's meals or specific information for health or allergies can be requested from them by contacting their dietitian at or by calling their Customer Service line at 1.877.219.3663.


Chicago lunch registration will begin in early May -- if you're signed up for camp in Chicago we'll send you an email notice letting you know that it's time to sign up!


Please contact Gourmet Gorilla for all questions related to lunch: 1.877.219.3663,