I’ve been steadily getting back responses to my email about summer camps and their ability to keep my daughter safe.
Here is another, very different response that I received…
All of the camp staff are trained with First Aid – and Epi Pen administration. At our Camp we are extremely aware of peanut allergies…. soy and pear?? I would need more info – same reaction??
There are MANY girls who attend with food allergies.
These are the questions that will be asked of you prior to camp -
What allergies? What is the reaction?
Can the girls in the unit have these food items?
Can the girls in the camp have these food items?
We request the medical forms before camp so that we can review them – contact parents – and decide a course of “action”
We have reserved “allergy awareness weeks” at camps – and invited girls with severe allergies to attend – and we have been extremely successful. We have not been requested to have this in the past two years. but I can reassure you that we have not had an allergy incident in all the summers that I have been the day camp manager.
I would love to answer any specific questions that you have. I can call you on Saturday if you give me your number.
Alright! A response from a camp that seems genuinely interested in keeping my daughter safe. They asked questions, gave a bit of info on their training (additionally their website says that each unit counselor carries the emergency meds at all times, not just left in a central location like other camps) and offers to call me!
Hmmm… this camp is in the running and based on the responses I’ve been getting back, may be the ONLY camp I’m comfortable with my daughter attending.
Way to go Girls Scouts of Connecticut!!