A US study suggests that, though camps will accept children with allergies, most are not prepared to act if something happens as often they don’t have or request individualized action plans.
Though this study was not done in the UK, I would suggest parents need to be aware of the possibility of the same happening in summer camps here or any other country where they might send their children to.
The main lessons to take from this study are:
As more and more nurseries/schools are becoming nuts free, it would not be a bad idea for summer camps to follow suit.
(Many Summer Camps Unprepared for Allergic Campers - Medscape - Dec 10, 2019)
Dr Costa is a Consultant Paediatrician and fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.