The Camp Blue Spruce vision is that all children and families with food allergies and other related conditions have a sense of belonging, trust, and community.
As the need for connection increases, Camp Blue Spruce is expanding opportunities for youth and teens living with food allergies to come together as a community. Before COVID, we provided a physically safe environment for kids with food allergies to build relationships, try new things, and learn more about themselves and what they’re capable of. And today, we are offering new ways to bring the camp magic to you all year with a number of virtual programs you can safely enjoy from home!
Join us from your home, on a walk in the park, or from wherever you are. We would love to see you at any, or all, of the programs coming up this year!
NOTE: Please register separately for each event. We are in the process of updating our database and are looking forward to eliminating the need for multiple forms. In the meantime, we appreciate your patience.
Camp Blue Spruce provides children with food allergies overnight and at-home camp experiences where they can be independent, confident, and care-free.
Camp Blue Spruce hosts overnight summer camps where children with food allergies are independent, confident, and care-free.
Blue Spruce on the Loose
Experience camp magic virtually from your bedroom, living room, or back porch fort! Connect from afar and have fun with old and new friends, enjoy classic camp activities, and sing favorite camp songs.
Home Base Hangouts
Home Base Hangouts are a virtual space to find each other throughout our busy lives. Come to chat, play games, or just to quietly be with friends. Drop in when you can.
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 seeks to support kids and teens with food allergies and other dietary restrictions as they navigate their daily lives.
Allergy Pals USA
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!
Teen Book Club
Are you looking for a team of teens to chat with and relate to about everyday life? Not only will you enjoy a great read in the Teen Book Club, but you’ll find great company and meaningful conversation each week we meet.
Share an exciting adventure through the ins and outs of cooking delicious food, free from the top nine food allergens. Build confidence and independence in the kitchen with Camp Blue Spruce, right from the comfort of your own home!
Cooking with Camp Blue Spruce
Participants join virtually, cook along with the chefs, and create delicious meals at home. Each class includes a recipe and supply list, an hour of instruction and cooking demonstration, as well as time afterward to ask your questions about substitutions, techniques, and tips.
Food-Free Fun puts on food-free social events for children managing food allergies or restrictions. Our safe, inclusive social events are where you and your family 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.
Check out our recommended book list to purchase titles for your family, or if you are local to the Portland/Vancouver metro area, you can borrow titles from our lending library.
For more information, please contact:
Chelsea Hendrikx (aka “Rain”), Camp Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org