I understand that Camp Li-Lo-Li strives to provide food that is safe for campers & staff. However, I am aware that it is not possible to control items that campers & staff bring from home that might be consumed on the grounds. Camp can never promise a “nut free” (or other allergy free) camp environment.
Our kitchen staff is comprised of all volunteers, most of whom are not serving for more than a week at a time. Our head cooks have some training in the area of food allergies, but our staff may not fully understand the ramifications of each individual food allergy/intolerance or the complications of food labels.
Those with food allergies need to be able to advocate for themselves, ask questions and read food labels to determine what is safe for them. They should not eat foods with unknown ingredients or take food from other campers. Even with all precautions, there is no guarantee that cross-contamination will not occur. Campers need to be able to explain quickly to a staff member that an allergic reaction might be occurring.
Families will need to provide some alternative food options for their camper (desserts, breads, milks, snacks, etc.)
Check out the following helpful website: www.foodallergy.org
Please download the detailed policy at this link.
We would appreciate if you would contact us at least a few weeks ahead of your session regarding any allergies that are known and/or if you have any questions. Please email our food service director at firstname.lastname@example.org with information that would be helpful or with any questions.