Question and Answers for Preparing for Camp

Are all camps peanut/tree nut free? are there camps specific for such food sensitivities/allergies

Camps are extremely attentive to children's safety and acknowledge that some children who attend camp have severe or life-threatening allergies to all forms of nuts and nut products. When advising parents on what to pack for their children to go to camp, camps insist that parents do not include any of the following products: peanut butter, Nutella, peanuts, all tree nuts and any products that contain traces of nuts. They ask parents to check all ingredients. If parents have any concerns about nut allergies, we encourage them to contact the camp(s) of their choice directly to ask questions and inform them of any particular needs prior to their child attending that camp. You may like to learn more about camp safety here: Or register for our Camp Expo in early 2014 where you can meet with camps one-on-one with any questions or concerns and learn more about their programs:

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