Food Policy & Allergies

Many of our campers have food allergies

Food Policy

Nuts/nut products are not allowed in camp. Many of our campers have severe, life-threatening allergies to nuts. With their safety in mind, we ask that you not send nut butter sandwiches or any nut products in your child’s lunch. In addition, please check all food labels to be sure they do not say “contains nuts,” “may contain nuts” or “processed on machinery that also processes nut products.” In general, please do not send in candy or desserts for groups or buses. We do make exceptions if you would like to send something in for your child’s birthday: Nabisco traditional plain Oreos*, Kellogg’s original, plain Rice Krispies Treats or Pirate’s Booty. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with these safety policies.


Snacks and water are provided to campers at the end of each camp day. This year, we will be offering new snacks! Oreos will be served on Mondays and Wednesdays, Rold Gold pretzels on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and ICEE pops on Fridays.

Morning Snack (Optional): if your child would benefit from a morning snack, you may send a non-perishable snack following these guidelines:

  • Please send in a snack that is separate from your camper’s lunch; As a reminder, lunches will already be on their way to the coolers, and it won’t be possible for campers to grab something from their lunch boxes.
  • Keep in mind that the period of time in which campers will be permitted to have a snack is short. Single serve and easy to eat/clean up snacks are strongly encouraged.
  • Please do not send in snacks that require additional [things], such as utensils, milk (for cereal), or the like.
  • Absolutely no nuts or nut products will be permitted; Please check labels and make sure that nuts are not contained, or made on the same equipment as nuts. Thank you!

How food allergies are handled

In addition to nuts, many of our campers have allergies to a variety of foods. Group staff are notified of all allergies and trained on how to manage them. In the case of a severe allergy in the group, counselors are extra vigilant about making sure the allergen never comes in contact with the camper. If your camper is allergic to ingredients in our daily snack (traditional Oreos, Rold Gold pretzels, or ICEE popsicles) or any other food served (on Overdays/nights, s’mores, etc) we ask that you send an individually wrapped alternative. This “special snack” will be managed by the nurse and delivered to your child at the appropriate time.

I am particularly happy with the attention given to my daughters food allergies. I feel totally safe with her there.