Food-Free Fun for Everyone

I had to keep reminding myself that I could stop scanning the room for potential food threats, that I didn’t have to keep a hawk eye on her all the time to make sure she didn’t touch a deadly food… such an amazing feeling. I wish there were more events like this.

Ananda F.

Food-Free Fun organizes social events in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, where kids and teens who manage food allergies or restrictions can fully and safely participate. We refocus events that usually center around food so that the FUN is central, not the food, and everyone is included! Kids get to meet and make friends with other children like them and parents and caregivers can make face to face connections, support one another and learn something new. You can see photos from some of our past events by clicking here.

Upcoming Program Info

4-Part Speaker Series

Camp Blue Spruce is excited to present the third installment in their 4-part speaker series on Sunday, April 28th at 12pm PST – Rock Your Food Allergy. Join Kyle Dine as he goes over confidence-boosting strategies that will help youth take control and ownership over the finer details of their food allergy management. With a strong focus on the things youth care most about, Kyle will promote the balance between living a normal pre-teenage and teenage life, and being safe. The presentation will contain some out-of-box thinking and tips on how to follow key safety guidelines in creative ways that reflect a youth’s own unique self. To register please – Click Here.

Kyle Dine is an educator and musician who performs at schools across North America raising food allergy awareness. Over the past 6 years, he has performed at over 1,000 schools and reached over one million students. He has grown up managing his own allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, seafood and mustard. His songs help empower, support, and educate all children. He has released two professional CDs. Kyle is also the CEO and Founder of Equal Eats that provides solutions and tools to help people living with dietary restrictions communicate with the foodservice industry effectively, accurately, and conveniently.

This speaker series designed to combine community, education and fun is made possible through a community award from Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), generous supporters of our community!


All ages welcome!

Sunday, April 28th

Online through Zoom


12:00 – 2:00 PM PST


Free! Donations to help Camp Blue Spruce continue its programming are kindly accepted.

I wish more communities had these events. It is wonderful for my kids to feel normal: They aren’t the only ones and it is crucial as they develop to know they belong. Thank you for all you do!


Who is this for?

Events will list if they are geared toward kids, teens, or the whole family. Space is typically limited and registrations are accepted in the order in which they are received. These are not drop-off events; at least one adult must be present for each group of children.

Our Story

The program’s founders (Elizabeth Moreno, Tracy Lehto, Louise Tippens, and Joanne Smith) gathered in Spring 2016, in order to host social gatherings that were 100% food-free, with an emphasis on events from which children with food restrictions might normally be excluded. The Food-Free Fun founders also wanted to create educational and networking opportunities for parents and caregivers of children with dietary restrictions. Food-Free Fun for Everyone is proud to now be a program of Camp Blue Spruce.