While I was doing my research for camps in Connecticut I came across information on camps in other states. And I did find several allergy friendly camps that seem like they mean business and plan their programs accordingly. Here are a few I found that might be worth delving deeper into for when I’m ready to send my daughter to sleep-away camp…
- Camp TAG: “It provides a safe place for children with food allergies and their siblings to have fun with no worries about having an allergic reaction, as well as give them an opportunity to meet other children who share the same conditions and know they are not alone! A registered nurse who specializes in food allergies, anaphylaxis, and epinephrine administration will be onsite at all times.”
- Asthma Camps: This database provides links to dozens of camps nationwide that accommodate children with Asthma.
- Vegetarian Camp: “Delicious vegetarian dining with an emphasis on local and organic foods!”
Your child’s pediatrician or allergist may also be another source for ideas on summer camp. The best advice I can give is to start your search early. Very early! Get to know the prospective camps, take a tour, talk to the camp director and get comfortable. You are your child’s best advocate!