Are you looking for a summer or fall camp for your child with food allergies? If so, aha! Centre d’Allergie Suisse is once again hosting several camp programs for children ages 8 to 12 years and 13 to 16 years.
For several years, I attended a weekly summer camp in Minnesota, and I think programs like this create memories for a lifetime. Kids get the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy the outdoors, while learning how to be independent from their parents for a week (and now I see how it’s a nice break for parents too!). It’s great that aha! is sponsoring programs to make camp accessible for children and teens with allergic diseases, such as asthma, atopic dermatitis and food allergies.
Located in the Swiss Alps, these camps have staff trained to deal with food allergies, such as responding to severe reactions like anaphylaxis. Also, there’s a dietician to help plan safe and nutritious meals for those with food allergies and intolerances. With this support system in place, children and teens with allergic diseases get to have a wonderful camp experience, and parents have the comfort of knowing their children’s medical and dietary needs are being met.
Please see the table below for a quick overview of aha!’s various camps this summer and fall. For the first time this year, aha! will be offering a camp for French-speakers.
|Eligible ages||8-12 years||8-12 years||13-16 years|
|Date||Fall: Sunday, October 11 to Saturday, October 17, 2015||Summer: Sunday, July 19 to Saturday, July 25, 2015
Fall: Sunday, October 4 to Saturday, October 10, 2015.
|Summer: Sunday, July 26 to Saturday, August 1, 2015|
|Location||Crans-Montana (Valais), elevation of 1500 meters||Davos Klosters (Graubünden), elevation of 1100 meters||Davos Klosters (Graubünden), elevation of 1100 meters|
|Cost*||CHF 240||CHF 240||CHF 290|
*For children and teens residing abroad, the cost will be CHF 350, if the individual is not covered by insurance in Switzerland.
For all of the camps listed above, the deadline for enrollment is four weeks prior to the start of the program. You can find the online registration form for each of these camps by clicking on the links provided above. If you have any questions, please contact aha! directly at 031 359 90 50 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight, my husband and I will attend aha!’s Benefizkonzert in Bern, which will raise funds for these camp programs. A big thank you to aha! for inviting me to this event. I’ll report back soon on this evening’s festivities, for a worthy cause!