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Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2008 - 1:21am
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No specific suggestions, since I don't live near Illinois or Chicago, but here's a tip--just because a camp might not advertise itself as being "peanut-free" doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't. I'm Canadian (so, YMMV), and I went to a summer camp in Ontario for seven years that went peanut-free after probably the first or second year that I was there, because so many kids had allergies. This camp went from serving peanut butter for lunch, to getting rid of peanuts, peanut butter, and any and all "may contains" as well. So, you might have to actually call the camp to find out if they're peanut-free, ask whatever questions you need to, about medical staff on site, where the closest hospital is, whether they do "field trips" off-site to places that may serve peanuts, etc., and if you get an answer you're satisfied with, then yeah, by all means, send Ashley. She'd probably feel more comfortable going to a camp with "normal" kids than being relegated to one that's "just" for kids who are PA.

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2008 - 2:11am
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check out the FAAN website. I think they have some links there.

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2008 - 1:21am
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No specific suggestions, since I don't live near Illinois or Chicago, but here's a tip--just because a camp might not advertise itself as being "peanut-free" doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't. I'm Canadian (so, YMMV), and I went to a summer camp in Ontario for seven years that went peanut-free after probably the first or second year that I was there, because so many kids had allergies. This camp went from serving peanut butter for lunch, to getting rid of peanuts, peanut butter, and any and all "may contains" as well. So, you might have to actually call the camp to find out if they're peanut-free, ask whatever questions you need to, about medical staff on site, where the closest hospital is, whether they do "field trips" off-site to places that may serve peanuts, etc., and if you get an answer you're satisfied with, then yeah, by all means, send Ashley. She'd probably feel more comfortable going to a camp with "normal" kids than being relegated to one that's "just" for kids who are PA.

Posted on: Sat, 02/23/2008 - 2:11am
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check out the FAAN website. I think they have some links there.

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