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Author Topic: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)  (Read 5553 times)

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Offline CMdeux

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Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« on: June 16, 2012, 08:17:08 PM »
This is one that our allergist let us know about:

Camp Blue Spruce(near Banks, Oregon which is near Portland)

This is a camp that has for decades run for Type I diabetic children-- so they have a lot of experience with this type of special needs camper.  Ages 10-14, it's a pretty standard summer camp; aside from being free of most of the top allergens, that is.  Oh, and within 20 minutes of major hospitals in Portland. 

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Camp Blue Spruce is free from milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, gluten and sesame. At this time, we are not able to accommodate other life threatening food allergies.

Yes, you read that correctly; WHEAT-free.

600 USD for a one week session. 

I do not know the organizers, but I am guessing that our allergist may have been involved in setting up treatment protocols and action plans with them.   :yes:
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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 08:36:28 PM »
Thanks for posting this!  I've been meaning to try to find something like this.  I saw one in Texas, but this one is on my coast.  DD can go in two years! 

I'll post the information on the Texas camp when I remember where I put it?

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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 11:08:41 PM »
Very cool!  Wonder if this would work for us in the future, currently on our midwest school schedule, DS would miss a week of school to attend...of course, he's not old enough anyway.
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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 11:58:53 PM »
I know the organizers....and R would be there if not for the age restriction...which last I heard might be lifted. 

You can email leader@wafeast.org to get in touch with Kelly Morgan - she helped organize it.

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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 10:30:27 AM »
Thanks for the insider info, Stinky-- I had wondered if you knew the organizers.
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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 10:51:34 AM »
Most of the camps (sleepover and day camps) around here (GTA) are peanut tree nut free. 

My son has other serious allergies as well which means that I am taking a day next week to read labels for the special events.  They have been amazing to work with so far. Hospital 10 minutes away, full time nurse, labels for all food are kept in a binder, all kids with epi's are to self carry with 1 epi kept in the main office/nursing area, all staff epi trained, store hooks and protocols in place for epi storage during swimming, and a general awareness for allergy safety.

He will be going there 6 weeks this summer for the day camp, so fingers crossed all goes smoothly for us.

If anyone wants specific information that can PM me.
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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 12:53:33 PM »
This is one that our allergist let us know about:

Camp Blue Spruce(near Banks, Oregon which is near Portland)

This is a camp that has for decades run for Type I diabetic children-- so they have a lot of experience with this type of special needs camper.  Ages 10-14, it's a pretty standard summer camp; aside from being free of most of the top allergens, that is.  Oh, and within 20 minutes of major hospitals in Portland. 

 :thumbsup:

Camp Blue Spruce is free from milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy, gluten and sesame. At this time, we are not able to accommodate other life threatening food allergies.

Yes, you read that correctly; WHEAT-free.

600 USD for a one week session. 

I do not know the organizers, but I am guessing that our allergist may have been involved in setting up treatment protocols and action plans with them.   :yes:



Did anyone attend this?

Curious to know whether or not it went well.  Our allergist's office would also like to know, informally (since that matters in terms of jumping through the hoops to do a mailing to patient families, which requires administrative approval and all).

Any info?
Resistance isn't futile.  It's voltage divided by current. 

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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 06:19:06 PM »
Tweeted by @AllergyEducator

"FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS NEWS (JUNE/JULY 2014)"

http://www.asthmaeducators.org/food-allergy-and-anaphylaxis-news-june-july-2014

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Whether camping programs are half day, full day or overnight, children with immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated food allergies, with associated risk for anaphylaxis, require additional preparations by families and camp staff to maximize safety.


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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 08:42:17 PM »
CMDeux--did you see this in the Oregonian?

http://www.oregonlive.com/kiddo/index.ssf/2014/05/food_allergies_and_summer_camp.html

We've been following for two years. Tempted to go even though it's on the other coast for us and we visit the state, we go as a family.

http://www.campbluespruce.org/
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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2014, 11:29:21 AM »
Kyle Dine posted about this one on FB- not sure if anyone has worked with them before, but they look pretty good.

www.campemerson.com

Here's their page about food allergies:  http://www.campemerson.com/prospective_parents/food_allergy_specialist
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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 11:37:53 AM »
Wow on Camp Emerson.  That's a possibility for DS.  I need to check into the brother camp of where DD is now and see how they handle food allergies.
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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2014, 10:17:17 AM »
Wow on Camp Emerson.  That's a possibility for DS.  I need to check into the brother camp of where DD is now and see how they handle food allergies.

Ok, well I'm discouraged on two accounts, (1)I just found info on the brother camp where DD is that recommends not sending your child if they have a restricted diet...(2) the price at camp emerson for 2 weeks is $3350.

Guess I need to start looking for other camps in the area.
DS (15 yrs) TN
DD (17 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA

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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2014, 10:51:56 AM »
https://campcody.com/about-camp-cody/food-allergies-were-on-it/

Here's a nut free camp that can deal with other food allergies as well...think I'm going to have to get over sticker shock
DS (15 yrs) TN
DD (17 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA

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Re: Summer Camps (FA-specific, FA-friendly, tips, etc.)
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2014, 10:58:42 AM »
http://www.camprobinhood.com/about-camp-robin-hood/dates-fees-faqs.php

this one is peanut free

from their website:
Breakfast finds fruit, granola and yogurt at the salad bar, 8 cold cereals and oatmeal and an entrée like Pancakes, French Toast or eggs. Lunch will have an entrée, a gigantic salad bar with toppings, tuna salad, egg salad and chicken salad and soy butter and jelly (remember, we are peanut-free). Dinner brings a larger entrée and a smaller salad bar, a pasta alternative and soy butter and jelly.
DS (15 yrs) TN
DD (17 yrs) cat, wasps and yellow jackets

NH, USA