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Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 3:26am
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Does anyone have any more suggestions for peanut free summer camps in Massachusetts? DS would ideally like a camp with sports and swimming and such.

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 6:29am
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Heather3:
What part of Mass are you looking for? My daughters go to Maplewood Country Day Camp in Easton. not peanut free, however VERY peanut aware.

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 6:39am
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Check out Camp Taconic - it's a sleep away camp in the Berkshires
[url="http://www.camptaconic.com/"]http://www.camptaconic.com/[/url]
It's completely peanut free. The owners (the Kleinman's) are close family friends and I'm sure they'd do everything to the best of their abilities to accomodate special needs requests.

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 7:15am
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Quote:Originally posted by Heather3:
[b]Does anyone have any more suggestions for peanut free summer camps in Massachusetts? DS would ideally like a camp with sports and swimming and such.[/b]
Camp Sewataro in Sudbury, Massachusetts is peanut-free. It's a traditional outdoor day camp, with a lot of sports. They have swimming both in pools and in their lake.
hth,
Debbie

Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 10:45am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajinnj:
[b]Check out Camp Taconic - it's a sleep away camp in the Berkshires
[url="http://www.camptaconic.com/"]http://www.camptaconic.com/[/url]
It's completely peanut free. The owners (the Kleinman's) are close family friends and I'm sure they'd do everything to the best of their abilities to accomodate special needs requests. [/b]
ah yes...I was a counselor there in like 1993 (or '94?) It wasn't peanut free back then...I had to be careful what I ate, and what-touched-what on the table...but the kitchen staff was very aware of everything and took good care of me. Eventually I got it so they didn't put out any PB on my bunk's table (though there was a girl there who had a serious diabetic disorder and needed PB to help her maintain...so I was of course ok with that and it was never a problem for me).
Seemed like a great camp for kids [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] All kinds of activities and such...they seemed to focus on performing arts back then, not sure if it's like that now.
It's very expensive...even back then the campers paid more to be there for the summer (it's sleepaway) than I was paying for a year of college tuition!
Adrienne
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Posted on: Sun, 01/14/2007 - 1:35pm
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Wow Adrienne - small world!
My aunt was actually the art director at the camp for the past two years and my cousin was a CIT last year and will be a counselor this year. The new owners (bought the camp like 2 or 3 years ago) have put a lot of work into the camp but the cost is definitely extremely expensive.

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 11:30am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajinnj:
[b]Wow Adrienne - small world!
My aunt was actually the art director at the camp for the past two years and my cousin was a CIT last year and will be a counselor this year. The new owners (bought the camp like 2 or 3 years ago) have put a lot of work into the camp but the cost is definitely extremely expensive. [/b]
ah...ok, new owners! I couldn't remember the owners names when I was there...they had owned the camp forever, and were quite old (I believe they were retired). So...I didn't want to say anything bad about my experience.
When I was there (over 10 years ago...sheesh!) the kids mostly came from boarding schools right to summer camp. It wasn't what I was used to! Whole different class of kids and experiences. Turns out...that most of the kids didn't know anyone in their neighborhoods...so they all pretty much went to the same summer camps to stay with their friends.
I think the kids had a fabulous time - there was so much to do...it was right on a lake, had a pool...lots of great stuff. As a counselor --- it wasn't the best experience for me, it paid very poorly (but for me it was more the experience than the pay), and it was really set "in the middle of nowhere" so there wasn't much to do on your day off besides hiking and cooling some beers in the waterfall down the road.
I honestly saw """Camp Taconic""" and that whole summer came back to me. I guess I just didn't like dealing with the kids as their "general counselor" --- you know --- the one that gets them out of bed in the morning, to bed at night, tells them to go here, go there, stop doing that, it's time to do this now, etc. "The Boss" I wasn't one of the daytime activity "fun counselors"... However, I went on to have a fabulous time as an Orientation Leader at college as well as a few years as a Resident Assistant. Just not so good with the kids (which is maybe why I never became a science teacher!)
It was interesting though, most of the counselors came from Texas and Arizona...trying to escape the heat for the summer I guess. Met some real nice people.
Adrienne
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Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 1:35am
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Oh my gosh...
I don't want to hijack this thread and turn it into a general summer camp discussion. But. Oh my gosh... I looked at the cost. This is so far out of my league. Oh my gosh.
My 11 year old PA daughter was been doing week long sleep aways with girl scouts for the last 3 summers. This year she will do 2 weeks this year. They have been wonderfull about her allergy. They do serve PB&J as the 'no thank you' meal (if the child doesn't like the main meal being served). But I'm o.k. with that. It's controlled and my daughter is very aware. Her counsellor the first year was also allergic to peanuts so that made it extra safe. They 'hung' together during meals and my daughter felt extra safe and extra special. The camp never balked about checking ingredients and taking anything suspect off the menu when my daughter is there. They have a nurse at the camp 24/7. The counsellors carry her epi and inhaler for her so she can be a 'regular' kid. The cost for a week long girl scout camp averages arond $300 a week. Still expensive but my daughter loves it.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/01/2007 - 9:48am
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My pa son hasn't gone to a camp but my non allegic daughter goes to Crista Camp. It is called Miracle Ranch. The boys one is called Island Lake which is across the lake. It is the best! The horses take the boys around the lake in wagons (hay allergic not good to go) with thier gear to the other side of the lake to their cabins so boys and girls are separated except for day activities. It is a Christian camp (kids go from a week to 2 weeks and have a host of activities to choose from. Anything from Horsemanship, which they get up at 5 am for trail rides, to boating, arts and crafts, rocketry and archery!) and we are very comfortable with their camps. Although my son has never been(though he has been for day trips with us to and fro) and this is only because he is a kid who isnt afraid to go places but he is just one of those who likes his own bed and isnt the adventurous types unless we or our extended family is involved. He loves to travel in our motorhome and stay with relatives but just is not fond of new surroundings and this isnt due to his allergies, that is just who he is. But if he wanted to attend I would be for it. Christa Camps has a detailed health plan and have nurses on duty 24/7. When checking in they also have a separate desk for food allergies, they get a health check for head lice, hearing ect. upon their entering. They also have a swim test check to determine which part of the lake they may swim in. If anyone is interested check out
[url="http://www.cristacamps.com."]www.cristacamps.com.[/url] It is a structured environment around the Seattle area. My daughter loves going and is very aware of the food allergies that other kids have(she is 10 yrs old) so as to tell her PA brother and her other non pa brother and the rest of our family the care they take. maybe some children who are in this area can go also. If you do decide to send your children, they just may meet my daughter there this summer!
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Posted on: Sat, 07/08/2006 - 3:12am
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That's such a shame [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Could I ask, who was going to have your son's Epipen while he attended the camp? That has been the reason I haven't sent my son to any of the day camps here yet - at the outdoor rec camp he would be supervised directly by 13 and 14 year olds, and I am not comfortable with then being in charge of his Epi and making a decision to administer it. At the academic indoor camp, the director would have it, but it's in a huge building, and he has never actually used one....makes me nervous. (At both of these camps the kids eat snacks.)
We are trying a one week readers camp this summer - he will be in a class where the teacher is from his own school, and she has a PA child herself, so she will hold on to his Epi.

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