The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Saturday's Camp Reunion at Longfellow Sports Club

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 8, 2017 1:44:00 PM

We hope to see you there!

Come hang out with your Camp friends!

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Topics: peanut and tree nut free, gluten free, boston camp reunion

Making Halloween safe for our camp friends with food allergies

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 27, 2017 1:37:00 PM

The Camp Office is all excited for Halloween! As is our tradition, we want to remind our friends that many of the trick-or-treaters coming to your door will have serious food allergies. Starting a few years ago the Food Allergy & Research Education Foundation made it really easy to identify which homes were offering safe alternatives for people allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, gluten, or other ingredients. By posting a teal pumpkin on your front door you are letting every parent and child know that your home is offering something that they can safely enjoy. 

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Topics: peanut free, gluten free, tree nut free, dairy free, teal pumpkin, hallowen, safe candy list

Great times with our Camp friends at the House of Sports in NY

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 26, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Our season of gatherings with our Camp friends has begun! 

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Topics: camp friends, peanut free, gaga, gluten free, new campers, house of sports

Finding delicious new GF and Peanut Free snacks for camp this summer

Posted by Jason Sebell on May 2, 2017 11:00:12 AM

I was really hungry. I had been at a fantastic trade show for people with food allergies for 6 hours and had forgotten to pack a lunch. As the crowd of potential summer camp parents and campers at my booth began to thin I went on a walk, hoping some of the vendors had some gluten free and peanut free samples to tide me over. 

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Topics: peanut free, gluten free, homefree, trade show

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

We love being a safe place for our gluten free & peanut free friends!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Thursday's are special days here at our overnight camp in NH. Most of the chefs have off, but that doesn't mean we are without delicious meals. At lunch time the entire community has a massive picnic on the lawn around our dining hall. The kitchen staff today put out an amazing feast of different deli meats, a few types of salads, grilled meats, veggies and cheeses for make-your-own-nachos, and an array of fresh fruits and homemade cupcakes. 

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Topics: peanut free, gluten free, allerdad

GF Thanksgiving recipes from our brother/sister camp's Chef Kyla

Posted by Jason Sebell on Nov 24, 2015 9:10:00 AM

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Topics: gluten free, chef kyla, gf thanksgiving recipes, sweet potato and black beans

Our allergy safe summer camp's list of gluten and peanut free candies for Halloween

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 27, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Download our list of peanut free and gluten free Halloween treats

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Topics: peanut free, gluten free, teal pumpkin

A new device to help those avoiding gluten

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Our summer camp in New Hampshire has proudly welcomed children with food allergies and sensitivities for more than a decade now. It's an important part of our mission that we are a safe summer home for people who need are avoiding gluten. 

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Topics: gluten free, avoiding gluten

How do I know a camp is safe for my child with food allergies?

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 15, 2015 9:07:00 AM

How do you know that the camp you have chosen for your child is really aware of how to keep children with food allergies safe? It's a pretty important question, and one that isn't necessarily easy to answer. As an overnight camp that has been recognized by the FAAN and publications like Living Without Magazine for our innovations in this area we field a lot of phone calls from parents who really aren't sure what questions to ask camp directors. 

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Topics: peanut free, gluten free, tree nut free

Two more delicious camp recipes from Chef Kyla

Posted by Jason Sebell on Aug 5, 2015 1:30:00 AM

Our chefs work really hard to create meals that our campers and counselors will love. As you can imagine, we have many different types of eaters, including carnivores, vegetarians, kids who prefer sandwiches, those who need to eat gluten free, egg free or dairy free, those who live on pasta, and of course, our picky kids who really prefer to only eat chicken fingers whenever possible. Thankfully, our team of 5 talented chefs (and one amazing baker) find ways to make delicious camp food for everyone, and our campers and counselors tell us that they love our meals!

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Topics: farm to table, gluten free, chef kyla, recipe, dairy free

When it rains our camp counselors host a raging dance party

Posted by Jason Sebell on Aug 4, 2015 2:43:00 AM

Earlier in the summer I used our blog to answer an important question: so what do you guys do at your overnight camp when it rains? The short answer is that in the absence of thunder and lightning we play outside, and it's fabulous fun. But there are moments in the summer when the sky rumbles off in the distance, and we have a totally different set of protocols. Tonight was one of those nights, and it helped us have a fantastic, memorable evening. 

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Topics: 21st century skills, gluten free, menu, rainbow, rain, kyla

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

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

A Great Night With Camp Friends In The Boston Area

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 15, 2014 9:53:00 AM

It was wonderful seeing so many of our camp friends this past Saturday. Almost 100 campers, staff and parents joined us for our annual camp reunion at the Longfellow Sports Club in Natick, MA! Many of our campers and staff had not seen each other since our closing day of the summer, and you could see how happy everyone was to be together. While most at the reunion live locally, a number of campers and staff traveled from New York, New Jersey, and even Georgia! 

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Topics: camp friends, camp reunion, peanut free, gluten free

A Great Summer Camp For A Child With Food Allergies

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 24, 2014 3:03:00 AM

We are a great summer camp for a child with food allergies!

We were very excited to see that our brother-sister summer camp in NH has yet again been recognized for providing a safe home for our campers with food allergies and intolerances. Yesterday afternoon, Staples.com wrote an article about the trend of summer camps providing a peanut and tree nut free environment. The word is clearly out about how happy we are to provide our community members with meals that meet their dietary needs, including gluten free, dairy free, egg/albumen free, and more! We are also honored to be one of the first camps listed on the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network's Safe Camp list. 

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Topics: peanut free, food allergies, gluten free, staples online magazine, tree nut free

A Peanut and Tree Nut Free Summer Camp in NH

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jun 5, 2014 3:19:00 PM

We love being a peanut and tree nut free summer camp!

With the start of the summer quickly approaching, one of my favorite pre-camp projects is to look at altering and revising our camp’s menu. Throughout the winter I have been searching websites like epicurious and food.com, and building a pinterest board with as many delicious new meal ideas as I could find! This summer we will have four full-time chefs on staff, and as often as possible they will be serving homemade meals with ingredients plucked fresh from farms around New England. As with previous summers, most of dairy products will be anti-biotic free. 

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Topics: peanut and tree nut free, gluten free, egg free

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