June 10-12, 2011 (Friday-Sunday)
Options for overnight-camp; day-camp; and also family cabin or family tent camping.
Traditional camp activities offered plus food allergy education.
Medical staff on-site, with all staff trained in anaphylaxis protocols. Close to medical facility.
Teen assistant program offered.
Financial Assistance Available
Reduced fees for campers whose parents volunteer as cabin or activity leaders or assistants. Camperships are also available.
Menu is created to accommodate campers' food allergies; food is prepared by Certified Food Managers experienced with allergen safety procedures; kitchen, supplies, and ingredients are segregated and screened to avoid potential cross-contamination.
AFAA Camp provides a traditional camp experience for children, who - because of their food allergies - might otherwise be unable to safely participate in a mainstream camp program.
AFAA Camp provides a safe camp experience for children with food allergies; food allergy & anaphylaxis education for children, their siblings and their parents; and leadership training for food allergic teenagers and young adults.
AFAA Camp is unique in that it promotes improved self-care, self-image and independence for children with food allergies; and normalizes food allergies among a group of peers.
In addition, AFAA Camp reduces anxiety in parents; provides respite from social & medical stressors commonly involved in participating in group functions while managing life-threatening food allergies; and provides an opportunity for parents to network with each other to gain mutual emotional and social support.
Campers interact with nature and gain appreciation of the environment in an experience that reduces the worry of food anaphylaxis.
Activities & Features
Academic Science Photography
Outdoor Activities Hiking
Performing Arts Music
Water Sports Swimming Canoeing
Other Activities crafts group games (e.g. quiz panels) field games
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address Voyageur Environmental Center
7000 County Road 15 Mound, MN, 55364 U.S.A.
(952) 472-4581 (tel.)