Food Allergy Camp Update!

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Hello!

We are so pleased to announce that the Food Allergy Institute will be partnering with PAK for another great CAMP ROAR! We will also be applying for a FARE grant to support extra fun for our campers.

Summer Youth Camp: Monday, July 4 through Friday, July 8, 9am-12:00pm (Cost: $25 per child) Pineville United Methodist Church 110 S. Polk Street, Pineville, NC 28134. This will be a drop-off camp for rising Kindergartners (5 years of age, on or before 8/31) through rising 8th graders. We will split into three age groups.  We will secure a food allergy savvy nurse to serve as a volunteer. The campers will not know he/she is a nurse.

During camp, youth will have the opportunity to participate in typical camp activities such as arts/crafts and outdoor activities. Children will also participate in a variety of team building and group activities designed to encourage interaction with other food allergic youth. Topics covered during camp will vary based on demographics and needs of the group. Activities and small group discussions during camp will be centered around the topics below although these will likely vary based on the needs of the group.

Food Allergies 101

Challenges of Living with Food Allergies

Food allergies at home, school, camp, restaurants, etc.

Food allergies in families, with friends, etc.

Food allergies in the future

Facing the Challenge

Recognizing current strengths and resources

Tools and strategies to assist with these challenges, including:

Peer and family relationships

Teasing/bulling

Stress and anxiety

Self management

Self advocacy

*** A google doc form for this camp will be posted on the Food Allergy Institute website and facebook page, PAK Charlotte Facebook and Blog at 9am on Thursday, March 17. There are limited spots in camp that will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Completion of the google doc form is the first step to register. Applications will be time stamped. Once the spots are full, children will be placed on a waiting list based on the time of completing the google doc. *

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