Picking a sleepaway camp can be daunting for any parent, but add food allergies to the mix and it’s a real pickle! Thankfully we live in the NYC area, and basically, there’s an app for that. Well, there are consultants anyway. Here are some recommended by our members:
The Camp Lady: For over the past 20 years, firstname.lastname@example.org has seen how kids grow through their summer experiences. She has traveled across the country visiting camps, traveling with teen tours and seeing different college programs for one reason, to find the ultimate summer experience for your child. Not only is Patti a life long camper herself, her daughters went to camp in Maine and she lives to share her camp memories. (973) 992.8198
Renee Flax at the American Camp Association, NY & NJ has been helping parents find the right camp for their child for over 20 years. She works with over 400 day and overnight camps in the Northeast and loves helping parents sort through all the summer camp choices. 212.391.5208 (free service).
Michele Minick is a wonderful camp advisor who can help you make this process stress free.
Jill Tipograph of Everything Summer is also a wonderful resource who has worked with the allergy community, even serving as a past expert speaker for our support group.