Camp Blue Spruce’s vision is that all children and families with food allergies have a sense of belonging, trust and community.

Camp Blue Spruce provides opportunities for youth and teens living with food allergies and other related conditions to come together as a community. Overnight camp gives kids and teens a chance to build relationships, try new things, and learn more about themselves and their abilities. A variety of online programming brings this same camp magic to them throughout the year!

Our Programs

Camp Blue Spruce provides children with food allergies a summer camp experience where they can be independent, confident, and care-free.

Camp Blue Spruce’s anchor program is an overnight camp experience for children with food allergies, celiac disease and other dietary restrictions.

It’s a big world out there, and living with food allergies or celiac disease can be tricky! Allergy Pals USA is an online mentorship program that supports kids and teens with food allergies and other dietary restrictions as they navigate their daily lives.

Through our upbeat, weekly Zoom meetings, you’ll make new friends from across the country, play fun games, and learn new skills with others who “get it.” Each one-hour session is led by experienced mentors who guide participants along their eight-week journey to more confidence, more fun, and more friends! 

Food-Free Fun puts on food-free social events for children managing food allergies or restrictions. Our safe, inclusive social events are where they and their families can find personal connections and support.

We plan and put on food-free social events in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, so kids and teens who manage food allergies or restrictions can fully and safely participate in activities, especially those that usually center around food.

Latest News

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From Our Facebook

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A great aspect of camp is gazing at the stars! Astronomer Jim shares another #StarTalk with @CampBlueSpruce for the month of June. 🌠🔭

✨ June 12 and 13: Venus passes just north of M44.🌙 June 14: The waning crescent moon and Jupiter rise together in the very early morning, before sunrise.🌟 June 21: The lunar crescent will form a right triangle with Venus and Mars after sunset.
🌚 June 22: The moon “visits” the constellation of Leo the Lion. Thank you, Astronomer Jim, for another amazing Star Talk! ... See MoreSee Less
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A documentary film about camp.

Camp Blue Spruce grants you permission to access and view the Digital Content titled Tastes Like Freedom for personal, non-commercial, private use. For more information about video use, click here.


Tastes Like Freedom, a documentary film, is the remarkable story of Camp Blue Spruce and its campers. This intimate portrayal reveals the social and emotional challenges of living with food allergies and the freedom these kids experience at camp.

Written and directed by Eric Stachon of Leftcoast Media, produced by Tara Johnson-Medinger and edited by Emily von W. Gilbert.