Top Rated Food Allergy-Friendly Day Camps
School’s out and camp is in! Summer camp is a great opportunity for kids with food allergies to gain independence, self-advocacy skills, and to have fun!
Whether you have a budding thespian, athlete, scientist, and yes, even chef, Spokin users have shared 25 allergy-friendly day camps across the country.
Location: San Francisco, California
“We have done a few summer camps, and this one was by far the most relaxing for me, as a parent. The counselors were trained and organized. The camp was nut-free including “made in a facility” items, and by my observation, this policy was actually enforced when people sent in offending items by accident. Highly recommend.”
@ps who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and soy allergies
Location: Crete, IL
“This is a horseback-riding camp that is very aware of my food allergies, and contacts all the other campers’ families to be conscious of my allergy and to please not bring any nuts. The owners of the camp are incredibly kind and thoughtful. I’m so lucky to have found Hannaberry!”
@natalie who manages peanut and tree nut allergies
Location: Lincolnshire, Illinois
“We sent our airborne/contact reactive (to peanut) daughter to Tamarak for years. They were always exceptionally careful to be sure she was safe and included. When we had a VERY short list of “safe” places, Tamarak was our daughter’s oasis.”
@ctatelli who manages a Celiac-gluten allergy (parent of a child with a peanut allergy)
Location: Chicago, IL
“A few members of the camp staff have children with food allergies so they are understanding and willing to accommodate food allergies. My son has attended this summer camp and even ridden their bus for two years without any problems.”
@aaps, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and sesame allergies
Location: Skokie, Illinois
“The staff at Apachi Skokie (Mayer Kaplan) JCC is fantastic about food allergies. My 7 year old had his first real 8 week day camp experience and I felt confident from our first meeting pre-camp. My son is severely allergic to dairy…and despite the fact that they are Kosher and ask families to bring dairy lunches (no meat), they fully accommodated us every step of the way. It all comes down to the staff and they won me over day one. We’ll be back next year without a doubt.
@jens, who manages a milk allergy
Location: Chicago, Illinois
“We love the flexibility of this camp in terms of schedule and activities offered. The food provided is nut-free and campers are discouraged from bringing their own food. There is a clear statement on the website that any food brought from home must be nut-free. Medications are stored at the HQ area and my daughter’s allergy is coded on her badge with a colored sticker. Staff has been very supportive and accommodating. It’s my understanding that they are all trained in first aid, including epi-pen administration.”
@laroko, who manages a tree nut allergy
Location: Glenview, Illinois
“My daughter, who is both contact and anaphylactic to dairy, attended a gymnastics camp at Dreams. Although there are no parameters on food brought in for snack-time, they wipe each child’s hands before and after snacks are eaten.”
@amgaetano, who manages a milk allergy
Location: Brookston, IL
“This camp was AMAZING for my celiac kids. The food services director and I spoke on the phone and then he sent me a 2 week menu ahead of time. I spoke with each of my kids’ counsellors at drop off and they already knew about the kids needing to eat gluten free and fully supported helping them out. The kids came back with RAVE reviews about the food, and most importantly, never got sick…”
@thedyercrew, who manages tree nut, milk, egg, and Celiac-gluten allergies
Location: Monroe Township, New Jersey
"I’m a parent of a food allergic elementary school child, and I provide food allergy counseling, education, and support to keep food allergic individuals safe and included in ALL aspects of life."
@safeandincluded, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, seed, vegetable, and legume allergies
Location: Roslyn, New York
"No nuts served at the camp. Very accommodating and careful with regard to food allergies and special needs in general. I prefer to send alternative ice cream/ice pops because my child is allergic to food coloring as well and they always make sure to have it out for her a the general snack time."
@mshapiro, who manages peanut, tree nut, and fish allergies
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“We sent our daughter to a half day camp last year, but they had morning snack. This year, we will send her to the full day camp. They are very careful with allergies. They showed us what they were serving for snack so that if it was safe she could have the same snack as everyone else. They also let us send snack in for her. I felt totally comfortable sending her. The group was small and all of the counselors knew who she was and what she could and could not have.”
@punkinmama, who manages tree nut and milk allergies and EoE
Location: McMurray, Pennsylvania
“The instructors here are very thoughtful. They do amazing 3 hour camps in the summer and during winter break. There’s a snack time during these. I’m able to call and find out what the snack is or stop in and read the label. I can then tell them if she can have the snack or that we will provide one. They also do a great job of keeping things clean and wiping down equipment often. Hands are also cleaned.
@punkinmama, who manages tree nut and milk allergies and EoE
Location: Multiple locations
"An incredible experience created by FAACT (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team for families managing food allergies, EOE, Celiac disease, asthma, and their siblings. I highly recommend Camp TAG for any family looking to provide their kids with a super fun and empowering week, with a little bit of food allergy education too! It will change their lives."
@suekelly who manages peanut, tree nut, and milk allergies
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