At Camp Sonshine Maryland, we are committed to providing a safe and fun environment for our campers. After careful consideration, Camp Sonshine is an ALLERGY AWARE camp.
What does this mean?
Camp Sonshine will not serve—or make available for purchase via our vending machines or Snack Shack—any nut-related products.
A growing number of children are allergic to peanuts/nuts. Children with peanut/nut allergies who are exposed to foods containing peanuts/nuts may experience life-threatening allergic reactions requiring emergency medical treatment. To reduce the chance of this occurring, we are asking parents to partner with us as we move forward.
We are asking parents to…
- Pack nut-free lunches for their children.
- Ensure their child(ren)’s hands and face have been thoroughly washed before entering our campgrounds if foods with nuts (e.g., peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) are consumed before arriving at camp. Even trace amounts of peanut/nut can cause an allergic reaction.
- Make sure that their children are allergy-aware and avoid foods that are unsafe for them, as we do travel to field trip locations that are not nut-free. Parents should remind their child(ren) to immediately tell an adult if they are experiencing symptoms of a reaction, not to trade foods with other campers, and to only eat foods that have been identified as safe.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Parent Services. They’re more than happy to assist you.