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Join our camp at an amazing Food Allergy Expo on Sunday, April 30!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Apr 26, 2017 10:28:48 AM

This coming weekend our brother-sister summer camp in New Hampshire is thrilled to be participating in the Northeast Food Allergy Product & Resource Expo. The largest gathering of food allergy products and services in all of New England, we are proud to be the only camp invited to participate! 

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Topics: food allergies, allergy safe summer camp, northeast food allergy expo

The latest info on food allergy safety and products for Camp parents

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 7, 2016 1:37:00 PM

As I mentioned in yesterday's blog on Tuesday I was at a really powerful conference about food allergies and food service. There were lectures by a number of experts, including food producers, safety consultants, and even a representative from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Topics: food allergies, summer camp for food allergies, FDA, h&h conference

A fascinating symposium on the latest food allergy label reading

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 6, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Our summer camp in NH is known for many things, and thankfully, one of them is for being a safe summer home for campers with food allergies and sensitivities. For more than 15 years we have proudly been peanut free and tree nut free, and have served safe meals for children who need gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free or even garlic free meals.

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Topics: food allergies, gluten free, dairy free, faan

Seeing your camp friends always makes you feel good

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 14, 2015 11:14:00 AM

It's really important to see your camp friends throughout the year. There's just something about the friendships that you form at summer camp, and it feels so good to spend time with your camp friends during the fall and winter months! It not only reminds you of how much fun you have together each summer, but how much you all love and care for one another. 

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Topics: camp friends, food allergies, boston camp reunion

An amazing first day at our overnight camp in NH

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 28, 2015 1:27:00 AM

It's a question children and parents ask me all the time: so what's the first day like at Kenwood and Evergreen? Implicit in the question is the concern how do I know that my child will be ok in this new community?  Will she make new friends? Will he be glad that he signed up for this adventure? Well, let me share with what our opening day was like.

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Topics: food allergies, gluten free, the first day of summer camp, opening day

How we make our camp safe for kids with food allergies

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 16, 2015 4:41:11 PM

One of the questions I am frequently asked is how do you make your camp safe for kids with food allergies? While most of our community members have no known allergies or intolerances, about 10% of our campers and counselors do, and they range from needing to eat peanut and tree nut free to having to avoid gluten, mustard, dairy, egg, soy and even citrus. So it's certainly a fair question, and we do a great deal to serve safe food!

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Topics: food allergies, chef kyla

A great new addition to our incredible camp food

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 11, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Over the last couple of years we have really ratcheted up the food that we serve at our overnight camp in NH. Three years ago we doubled number of chefs working in our dining hall, and radically overhauled our menu. As much as possible, we now serve meals cooked from scratch, with fruits, vegetables and even meats from farms located throughout New England.

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Topics: food allergies, camp food

Our Overnight Camp Loves Being A Safe Place For Gluten Free Eaters

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 3, 2015 1:45:00 PM

I love that our overnight camp is such a safe place for gluten free eaters (and peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg and even mustard free eaters, too!), and has been so more than a dozen years now. When we started accommodating our friends with special dietary needs we really were one of the only places out there doing it. Certainly, we were one of the only sleep away camps.

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Topics: food allergies, gluten free, mendon drive in

Information for Camp Parents About Camp Clothing, Meals & Bed Wetting

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 10, 2015 2:06:00 PM

The start of camp is just over 100 days away, and we know that both parents and campers are getting really excited. We also know that even our returning campers have tons of questions as they prepare for the summer of 2015. In recent weeks we’ve written articles for parents and campers about camp bedtime ritualswhy free play is our campers’ favorite time of the day and some new and exciting news about evening sports clinics and arts master classes. If you have not yet shared them with your camper we urge you to do so now! This information can be very helpful in preparing your child for a successful first season at our summer camp in New Hampshire. 

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Topics: food allergies, preparing your child, for parents, meal information

Another Amazing Special Event For Our Brother/Sister Summer Camp In NH

Posted by Jason Sebell on Nov 3, 2014 4:28:54 PM

Another Amazing Special Event For Our Brother/Sister Summer Camp In NH

Our camp community loves being together, and this weekend we had a really fun party in the Boston area. Veteran campers, staff and parents, along with many of our new campers, spent a Sunday afternoon playing Gaga and ping pong, working on art projects, celebrating the birthday of a friend, and just enjoying being together with our camp friends. 

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Topics: new camper party, food allergies, events and reunions, amazing special event

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