Here is an interesting article regarding making accommodations for people who share a public place, and where the limits should be placed while doing so.
At Camp Kern, we’re pretty proud of the fact that we don’t have Peanuts and tree nuts on site. Â We think it’s a great way to accommodate campers who have allergies, but also to teach the rest of our camper population how to be compassionate and understanding of differences.
Many other camp directors are amazed that we don’t have peanut-butter, peanut snacks, peanut-butter cookies, etc. Â They ask, “Don’t your kids go crazy without peanut-butter and jelly at every meal?!?!?” It’s great that we can honestly answer that no, our campers do not. Â First, the camp’s food is great! Â There are tons of options on the salad bar, and there are always multiple options for each meal. Â It’s hard to go hungry at camp. Â And second, we teach all our campers that peanuts can actually be dangerous to a small group of people with a specific allergy, and that we want everyone to have the ability to come to camp.
So, what do you think? Â Do you appreciate that Camp Kern makes accommodations for allergies? Â We are soon beginning to offer a Gluten-free menu for those with gluten restrictions, is that something you have wanted for a while?
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