Since 1988, the Consortium for Children's Asthma Camps has actively coordinated the activities of asthma camps across the US. Through these camps, children have a typical camp experience with the added benefits of quality medical care and asthma education as part of the camp routine.
What a wonderful opportunity for kids to be surrounded by other kids who deal with the same specific issues they face every day. How comforting for parents to send their child with asthma to a safe environment.
That got me thinking. Is there a similar opportunity for kids with food allergies?
I did find a "Family Session" available at the Center for Courageous Kids, in Kentucky. Specifically, they are offering a Family Fall Retreat week-end Sept. 11-13, 2009.
I'd love to see a consortium of camps nationwide for kids with food allergies. Imagine sending your child with food allergies to a camp where every child carried an Epi-pen and where there was food allergy education along with swimming and zip line activities.
Does anyone know of any such camps? Let me know!
We were just talking about camps with our neighbors last night, and I was sad thinking that K. may never get to go. This is a great idea.
I would love to send my FA boys to a camp where their food restrictions would be "normal". I know as a Mom, I would breathe easier that week, knowing they were being taken care of properly.
A mother of a child with life threatening food allergies is creating opportunities just like this - check out the info at http://thefoodallergycoach.blogspot.com/2009/07/camp-tag.html. Fill out her survey to get your voice heard about where you would like to see Camp TAG start up next!
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