Take the challenge and participate in an Allergy 250K camp and meet other teens living with severe food allergy, many of whom will become great friends.
When do we run Allergy 250K camps?
The aim of the Allergy 250K camps is to bring together teens living with severe allergy. We also have peer mentors (older teens and young adults) participating in the camp. We find that the younger teens get a lot out of talking to the older teens and young adults. Our peer mentors all live with severe food allergy and have completed peer mentor training.
We understand that going on a camp is challenging for teens with food allergy, particularly a camp where they don’t know the other campers. Our experience with these camps is that the campers connect with each other quickly and make new friends. Some stay in contact long after the camp has ended!
What do we do on Camps?
We participate in a range of fun adventure and team building activities. Have a look at our past camp photo and video galleries below to see some of the activities we offer on camp.
Our staff and volunteers are health professionals. We have allergy nurses and dietitians as well as allergists participating in the camp. They provide allergy education sessions to help the campers manage their food allergies.
Post camp catch-up
We also provide an opportunity for the campers to catch up with each other through our Connect 250K video chats.