Summer camp is often the first time a food allergy child is away from home. The prospect of being separated and having a stranger prepare food causes much anxiety for food allergy families. These fears can be eased by carefully selecting a food allergy friendly camp. This week Sue Lein, the owner of the fabulous food allergy friendly Camp Emerson shares useful tips on picking a safe camp for your child.
The ladies discuss several simple but key questions that parents can ask camps while making a decision. They also review valuable information on pre-camp preparation to facilitate a positive and safe camping experience. “Guest Sue” adds valuable insight into the workings of a food allergy friendly camp while “Host Sue” shares her own experiences of sending her food allergy children away to camp.
Managing Food Allergies at Summer Camp (FARE)
Food Allergy Friendly Camps (FARE)
Camp TAG – The Allergy Gang (FAACT)
Advice on Attending Summer Camp (Allergic Living Magazine 2016)