Food Allergy Information Statement
SEACAMP San Diego uses a catering service to bring meals on-site from their kitchens. Breakfasts and dinners are usually cafeteria-style meals and lunches are “brown-bag”-style usually eaten in the field. SEACAMP is willing to work with allergies/special diets, but there are limitations to our catering service and food preparation at camp. Please be aware that our caterer uses peanuts/tree nuts, gluten, soy, dairy and fish/shellfish products in its kitchens. As tolerance levels vary widely, we take student allergies on a case-by-case basis. We are able to request no tree nut or peanut products for the entire group for the length of the session, for students that cannot tolerate nuts in their vicinity. Unfortunately, a gluten-free diet/environment for an entire group is currently not a possibility. Emergency remedies in case of accidental ingestion (like Benadryl or an Epi-pen) will be stored in a specific pocket in the child's daypack and that pocket marked with a bright ribbon so that staff can easily access it. Students will be responsible for their own food choices. SEACAMP will not be monitoring intake at mealtimes. We need parents to talk their student about all the arrangements made for meals during their student's stay, and to encourage student to come to our staff with questions or concerns about food choices. Many students with food allergies attend SEACAMP every year and we have yet to have an incident involving accidental ingestion. However, students extremely limited in options should bring "safe" foods they like, to make up for not being able to have the same food choices as the other students. Additionally, we do our best to accommodate students with food allergies. However, some students with more severe limitations may require a level of risk management beyond what we can provide. We are happy to waive our cancellation policy and refund any family their tuition in full if it has been determined this is the case.
Please complete information below regarding your student’s specific allergy. Be specific! It is helpful for SEACAMP staff to know if there are exceptions/specific situations that change the food plan (i.e. milk or milk products in baked goods are OK, milk drunk straight not OK, etc.).
Student must bring own prescribed Epi-Pen to camp, if needed.
Students that are not able to eat in restaurants will need to provide all of their own meals. SEACAMP caterer will not be able to feed those students. If this is an issue or if you have any questions, please call 1-800-SEACAMP.
SEACAMP will provide latex gloves for labs. Gloves for in-water activities must be provided by family, if needed. If these precautions are not sufficient, please contact the office at 1-800-SEACAMP.
Boat Trip Information
Families should be aware that the live-aboard boat trip has more limitations, as far as space and resources, than camp. All meals are prepared in and served from a small kitchen, and there are not separate grills, cooking surfaces, and food prep surfaces for items that need to be isolated. If you have any questions or concerns regarding conditions or meals on the boat, please contact the office.