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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

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

Recall of auto-injector for people with peanut and tree nut allergies

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 30, 2015 2:51:04 PM

We saw an extremely important announcement today that potentially effects all people with food allergies. If you or your child has a peanut or tree nut allergy and you own an Auvi-Q please make sure to read up on their massive product recall. It appears that their epinephrine injectors do not always provide a proper dosage to stop the onset of anaphylaxis.

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Topics: peanut free, tree nut free

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

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

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

Helping Make Halloween Safe For Kids With Food Allergies

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 29, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Helping make Halloween safe for kids with food allergies

Last week one of our Kenwood and Evergreen moms sent me an email with this teal pumpkin image attached. I had never seen it before, and I immediately thought it was a great idea. Hanging it in front of your house or apartment this Halloween will immediately signify to parents and kids that your home is aware and sensitive to the needs of kids with food allergies and intolerances. I love that this came from a K&E parent whose children have no known allergies. She just walks-the-walk when it comes to being inclusive! 

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Topics: peanut free, safe for kids, halloween

Welcoming Family and Friends to Our Summer Camp in NH

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 26, 2014 10:45:00 PM

We are very excited to welcome our friends and family to our summer camp in NH tomorrow

Tomorrow, sometime after 9am, about 1,200 parents, grandparents and siblings of our current campers' will be arriving at our summer camp in NH. Our very happy campers are eagerly anticipating seeing so many loved ones. If you need a copy of tomorrow's schedule please click here. Below is also a map of our campus, which will enlarge when you click on it.

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Topics: summer camp in nh, peanut free, visiting day, safe summer camp for kids with allergies

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, 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

Our Summer Camp Community Gets Together For A Winter Weekend

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 13, 2014 5:02:00 PM

Our Summer Camp Community Gets Together For A Winter Weekend

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Topics: winter weekend, snow football, camp community, peanut free

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