2015 Best Summer Camps for Food Allergies

May 15, 2015 by

Our Top Picks for 2015
“Best Camps for Food Allergies”

Camp TAG
Camp TAG (The Allergy  Gang) was created by President  & CEO of Food Allergy  & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) Eleanor Garrow-Holding for her children and is a one-week day camp for kids with food allergies and siblings, age 4-12. This year there are two locations: Big Bear City, CA from June 15-19 and Williamstown, NJ from July 27-31. To ensure the safety of campers, several of the “Big 8” allergens are prohibited: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Activities are plentiful! Further information: CAMP TAG

 

superchicks campFor teenagers, there’s SuperChicks Camp, a peanut free and tree nut free Teen Confidence and Empowerment sleepover camp. Super Chicks Melissa Pangkey & Maria Mara believe in team building activities to inspire and encourage girls age 11 -16. The camp is located in scenic Idyllwild, CA for, and is a four-day adventure  from August  6-9. To ensure the safety of campers, the entire campsite  will be nut free with daily yoga, hikes, and workshops. Further information: SUPERCHICKS CAMP

 

It’s hard to believe that school is almost out and summer camp time is here!  We all know sending your food allergic child and siblings to a summer camp can be anxiety inducing. Food allergies in American children is an emerging epidemic and researchers estimate this potentially life-threatening disease affects 1 in every 13 children under 18 years of age in the U.S. Even trace amounts of an allergen can cause a severe reaction with dire consequences. More U.S. camps than ever are accommodating our kids with milk, wheat, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, peanut and tree-nut allergies. Even further, many of these camps also consider gluten sensitivity; lactose intolerance; and other dietary concerns. Communication is key, and we have found these two camps to be at the leading edge of awareness, a proactive approach, and education combined with all the fun young people expect in the Summertime! Thank you and kudos to Eleanor Garrow-Holding, Melissa Pangkey, and Maria Mara – we appreciate these safe havens.

 

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