The Steps we take

The Steps we take 

At Camp Emerson, the answer is YES. We are the “The Food Allergy Specialist” and are leading the way in setting standards in the camp industry.

Here are some of the steps we take to prepare for a successful camp experience:

1 First you’ll have a conversation with Sue, Camp Emerson Director, to discuss your child's food allergies or Celiac Disease, food likes and dislikes, personality and interests.
2 You'll provide us with medical records and your Food Allergy Action Plan.
1 We will send you the complete camp menu along with lists of alternatives and substitutes. You’ll be contacted by one of our dietitians prior to camp to review the menu and make adjustments based on your child's specific needs and preferences.
1 Our Nurse Practitioners will review your medical information and, as needed, contact you regarding medication (if required) and to review your Food Allergy Action Plan.
1 We welcome each family to visit camp, see the Kitchen and Dining Hall and meet all the key staff prior to the start of camp. This really helps to build everyone's confidence prior to the summer.
1 Our menu is carefully developed to match the foods your child can and can’t eat. Sometimes we may have you send your own food items to supplement our menu and to make sure that your child’s favorite treats and backups are in our kitchen. Campers have access to the kitchen and chefs at any time.
1 Your child's cabin counselors will be briefed on his/her food allergies and action plan.
1 100% of Camp Emerson staff are trained to administer epinephrine. There is epinepherine stationed all around camp.
1 We will be in contact during the summer to let you know how the plans are working and to get your feedback. The Dietitians will be seeing your child daily for their questions and input as well.
1 Your child’s meals are individually handed to him/her and double checked at the time of delivery.
1 Food is not allowed in the bunk.
1 Everyone eats safely and deliciously and can focus on having fun at camp!



Number of peanuts and treenuts allowed at camp = 0!