We’ve written several times on the blog about our approach to accommodating food allergies, restrictions, and dietary choices at camp. But it’s always nice for a fresh update so that newcomers (or the newly diagnosed) don’t have to search too far to find our information.
Let me say first that at Camp Alleghany we take food allergies and dietary restrictions very seriously, and are more than happy to vigorously respond to your camper’s needs.
We’ve been accommodating various allergies, needs, and preferences for years now and are all-versed in how to handle it safely, consistently, and with pleasure! 🙂
Food allergies/preferences are easily addressed
I first want to point you to two previous blogs I’ve written on the topic, as our policies and approaches haven’t changed, and these go into more detail than I’ll be covering in this overview/update blog entry:
You’ll notice in these blogs that we had different cooking staffs then than we will have this coming summer after we partnered with the camp food service provider KANDLE to handle our food. There’s a blog on that, too: A new approach to kitchen management.
But rest assured that KANDLE is well experienced in handling every type of food allergy as well as meeting dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, soy or nut allergies, lacto-intolerance, etc., as well as dietary choices such as veganism, vegetarianism, etc.
You’ll also find in the food allergy/dietary needs blogs that we have developed and practiced discreet methods of dealing with food allergies/intolerances/choices in such a way that no attention is brought to any special considerations so that, if your daughter is sensitive to her needs, they are in no way made public.
Finally, rest assured that many kids today have allergies or dietary restrictions that govern their meals and choices and that for most kids this is, “no big deal,” if it is even noticed at all.
If these blogs don’t cover your questions, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns and I’ll be happy to get your questions answered and concerns met!
— Elizabeth Dawson Shreckhise, Assistant Director, Camp Alleghany for Girls