Shindig Meal Plan (optional)
Lake Swan Camp meals are very affordable! The camp chef prepares home-cooked meals every day just for the Shindig group. These meals are a great value and are a step-above most camp meals. There is an unlimited salad bar/cereal, dessert, entree, two sides, and bread each meal.
NOTE: The Florida Shindig urges you to buy at least one camp meal for your family, which helps Lake Swan Camp, a Christian ministry.
You can pick and choose which meals you want to pay for and on which days.
Please arrive on time! Food is served promptly at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
After everyone is served, the Camp allows for seconds (and thirds) as long as food lasts. If you arrive 30 or 45 minutes after the scheduled serving time, most of the food may be gone!
Breakfast (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)– $6 per person
Lunch (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)– $7 per person
Dinner (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)– $8 per person (capped at $60 per family to encourage more fellowship and give Moms a break on cooking!)
Important note: The registration form will not calculate the dinner “cap” in your total. If you’re reserving six or more for any dinner, we will need to manually recalculate. Please choose “pay at the door” when you register, so we can send you a correct total. Then you can pay by credit card, PayPal, or check.
You must reserve and pay for your meals ahead of your arrival. Please note that no refunds are allowed past four weeks before the Shindig start date, as the cook plans quantity of food based on who has signed up.
The camp may be able to add or subtract meals for you on-site, but there is no guarantee.
Please note that the camp food service director will try to meet your needs if you have medically necessary food restrictions. But exactly providing everything you need is not guaranteed. If you have somewhat extreme food restrictions, please plan to provide your own food.
Please help your children get their meals. The camp serves meals to each guest to help avoid waste. Seconds are available after everyone has been served. If you want more to eat, just ask!
You may bring your own food
You may cook & prepare food using your own crock-pots or grilles. Some families will be participating in a daily pot-luck (dinner only). When you register, you can sign-up to participate in the pot-luck. The Florida Shindig team will be in touch with you to coordinate the pot-luck.
There is a shared kitchen in the Lake View Lodge.
Please bring your own coolers and ice, as there is very limited shared refrigerator and freezer space. No deep-fryers are allowed in the buildings. No open fires are permitted without a fire pit. Many families use crock pots.
In addition, there are several stores near the camp for any supplies you need (supermarket, Dollar General, Family Dollar, three convenience stores, a great fried chicken restaurant, Frier’s, and a Subway).
Keystone Heights is about 10 miles away and has several restaurants and stores. Gainesville has everything and is about 20 minutes away.