Summer Day Camp :)

Posted on: Wed, 05/05/2004 - 11:13am
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I registered DS (6) to a day camp today! He'll be gone from 9AM to 4PM. For homeschoolers, that's a long day away from home!!!

I live in an English part of town, but we're French speakers. The day camp is :
1. 15 minutes away from us
2. ALL in French
3. Peanut and nut free!

YEAH!!!!

Posted on: Wed, 05/05/2004 - 1:15pm
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darthcleo - we are looking into a "zoo camp" for one week for DS and DD - the director of the Zoo has major allergies - so it is very allergy aware. We are so lucky - Your situation sounds great! Only wish ours was in French as our kids are in French Immersion! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 05/08/2004 - 9:28am
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darthcleo, excellent stuff! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
This sounds fabulous! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I know a couple of summers ago, there was a day camp located right behind our house and they were unable to take Jesse because of his PA (we had to have a meeting and everything and I did post about it here, of course [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ). Other members here did raise threads re peanut/nut free camps through the Y and stuff.
Even thinking about it now, I *can* be upset because location wise, it was the perfect location for me and the program was quite good (IMHO). The day we went for our meeting, we took both the kids with us, and while DH and I spoke with everyone, someone watched the kids and they were just super. It was just a super environment and as I say, right behind my then house. When we had the meeting, I really had my hopes up, especially after seeing how they dealt with both children, that Jess could go. But, it ended up he couldn't. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
What they did offer to me was that I could work with the staff really closely to educate them re PA so that Jesse could go to their after-school program that Fall. But that didn't work for us because we knew we would be moving out of that area for the Fall (which we did).
I have yet to live close to the Y in my town (yet), and since I'm Idiot Woman that doesn't drive, that one unique situation was lost to us.
That's why, in thinking about moving again (well, I do have to move, but thinking about where, exactly), I'm thinking of perhaps a more peanut aware community - just somewhere where there are more PA children. I don't know.
Anyway, great stuff! It will be wonderful for your son and hopefully a bit of a break for you as well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 05/08/2004 - 10:22pm
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Last year, he attended the peanut-free Y day camp. He did enjoy it, but it's a "bilingual" camp. Over here that means 80-90% English, and they'll throw in a word of French at the end.
My son just freezes with English. He won't even attempt to understand it. (he's still young, he's 6 1/2). So he missed on a lot of things. All books read were in English, all songs too.
But this year! Heehaa! French camp!
We're lucky over here, most people are very peanut aware, most camps are too (although some only pay lip service)

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