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Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 1:47am
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I went to summer camp for years in Quebec (in the Laurentians). Growing up there was no such thing as a "peanut free" camp. There was even an incident at a summer camp here in Quebec where a child passed away on a canoe trip because the camp did not send his EPIPEN and they believe there was cross contamination with the knives the cut PB sandwiches and cheese sandwiches. Since that incident in the early 90'2, it seems there are more camps that are "peanut friendly" and 100% peanut free . I believe that the Y country camp which is a predominately Jewish camp run out of the JCC here in Montreal is Peanut Free-you would have to check it out further though to be 100% sure. There are a few others that I have heard are peanut free in Quebec. My advise is to contact a camp specialist on Montreal who matches children to camp's based on their medical needs, interests and so on.

Posted on: Mon, 04/03/2006 - 12:21pm
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This months copy of Allergic Living magazine has a great list of camps that cater to kids with food allergies.

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2006 - 10:34pm
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Is there a specific area of the country you are looking at? Boys or girls?
Amy

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2006 - 11:12pm
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Also, what age camper are you thinking about? And what type of camp are you looking for -- something traditional and outdoorsy, or a sports camp, or an academic camp?
--Debbie

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 2:29am
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My daughter is 11 years old and I was looking for a traditional outdoors camp for one or two weeks, preferably in the Northeast, although I would go anywhere if it was safe. Thanks. I appreciate any information.

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 2:41am
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SweetAmanda, the camp I was thinking of is in the northeast and is great for 11 year olds, but it's not a traditional camp. It's a camp where the premise is that the kids choose their activities. Part of the day is activities chosen spur of the moment, the other part of the day is "courses" signed up for in advance. The "courses" are in many different areas of interest: sports, arts, science, crafts, foreign cultures, etc. (My son did it last year and will return this year, and I'm very comfortable with the way they handled food allergies.) Let me know if you want further info, but I assume this camp wouldn't work out for your daughter because it's not really the traditional camp you're looking for.
--Debbie

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 3:01am
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I think it was the summer Livingwithout magazine that had a story of nut free camps. Mat Lauer also talked about 1 briefly. This topic was talked about last year too but I can't seem to bring up the thread.

Posted on: Thu, 01/05/2006 - 8:41pm
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My friend's DD goes to Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks, and it is peanut free. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I believe Weequaic in the Poconos is as well, but I couldn't swear to it.
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 01/05/2006 - 10:28pm
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Lots of camps in Quebec are peanut-free, and some are even in English [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 01/06/2006 - 1:56am
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Hi Darthcleo.
I would be interested in finding out about peanut free camps in Quebec, preferably in the Montreal or West Island area. Is that where you send your kids? I hear the Y summer camps are safe? Thanks.

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