Housing and Dietary Preferences/Requirements
In JIRP field camps everyone sleeps in bunkhouses. Bunkhouses are separated by students, staff, and faculty. Student housing is divided into three buildings at most major camps, two single gender buildings and one gender-neutral building. We will go to great lengths to honor the preferences of students who feel strongly and/or require either housing option, and we will guarantee single-gender housing to students under the age of eighteen who request it. That said, in some circumstances, we may ask students with mild preferences to be flexible in order to balance numbers in buildings.
Note that in some small field camps, everyone sleeps in one building. In this circumstance, we do not offer housing options.
At JIRP we all eat meals together. Student cook crews, assigned every night, prepare three hot meals for 50+ people, including catering to any special dietary requirements. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free diets. We can also accommodate a variety of specific ingredient allergies. That said, the logistics of buying, transporting, and storing food for 50+ people impose significant limitations on the range of foods we have available in the field. Limiting your diet will further narrow the options. Many participants with voluntary or mild diet preferences choose to relax their choices for the field season. If you are willing to relax your eating preferences, please let us know on this form- we buy a lot of foodstuffs ahead of time, and a significant portion of our budget goes to groceries.
Please contact our Program Manager, Annie, directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a severe food allergy as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations.