At the moment, I've resigned myself to the idea that my kids will probably not be leaving home for extended periods of time until... college. Food allergies are not the only reason but certainly play a big factor in my thinking this way. But when I heard about a gluten, peanut and dairy-free overnight camp, I was excited.
Wildwoodis a popular summer camp in the Kansas City area. This summer, they are trying out a week-long allergen-free session. For this week, the camp's kitchen will be dedicated to gluten-free, peanut-free and dairy-free diets and emphasizing fruits, vegetables, beans and gluten-free grains. Currently, the plans are for girls only. If it's successful, they plan to expand it next year to include boys as well.
Wow! I would love to see more programs like this that give food allergy families safe learning opportunities. So if this camp can fit into your summer plans, please consider it. Visit the camp's website and ask to speak to the camp director, Robin.
And pass along the information to anyone you know who could participate in the program. It's success will only inspire others....
Resources for families living with food allergies (peanut allergy, nut allergy, egg allergy, wheat allergy, milk allergy, fish allergy, shellfish allergy, and soy allergy)