Food Allergy Specialists

We Are A Food Allergy Specialist Summer Camp

Can children with Food Allergies, intolerances and special requirements enjoy the full summer camp experience?

At Camp Emerson, the answer is YES!

At Camp Emerson, we are “The Food Allergy Specialist” and are leading the way in setting standards in the camp industry. All of our campers, regardless of their dietary requirements can have amazing meals and be fully immersed in the camp experience whilst eating safely. 

Camp Emerson is completely

  • We support ALL food allergies, Celiac Disease and EoE.
  • Camp Emerson is completely PEANUT, TREENUT, SHELLFISH & SESAME FREE.

We have campers with all of the top 9 allergies and more.

  • Celiac campers have thrived here. Gluten free foods are always available.
  • Food Allergy Kitchen area with separate equipment.
  • Professional chefs trained in cross-contamination.
  • Vegetarians and Vegans will also feel satisfied with the options available.
  • We have a team of Registered Dietitians on staff to prepare each child's menu.

We understand that trusting your child with food allergies to the care of someone else can cause a fair amount of anxiety. Our goal is to make going to sleepaway camp not only possible BUT worry free for you and your child. We've seen it happen every summer. The key to a successful experience is our planning and attention to detail. That's our philosophy for everything we do here at Camp Emerson.

Approximately 30% of the campers and staff have food allergies including those with Celiac Disease and up to 23 anaphylactic allergies. Children travel from all over the US and the world because of our expertise. Everyone here walks the talk and understands the importance of detailed actions, inclusion and respect.

Our campers have shared that their camp experience has helped them reduce their anxiety about their food allergies, meet peers who share their experiences and gave them an opportunity to demonstrate their independence. It was the one place other than home that they felt truly safe and understood.

Sue Lein, Owner and Camp Emerson Director, understands because she is allergic to eggs.
Sue will want to speak with you personally about your child's allergies and dietary needs. Together you'll make an individual plan. You'll meet our team of Registered Dietitians, Chefs and Health Staff. They specialize in supporting children with food allergies.

Find out more about Sue's approach to providing a safe and inclusive summer camp experience for kids with food allergies and intolerances!

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Number of peanuts and treenuts allowed at camp = 0!