Camp TAG (The Allergy Gang), started by Cincinnati-based Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)
, has spent the past eight years offering a safe camping experience for kids ages 4-12. Since Tall Pines Day Camp in Williamstown, N.J. is already peanut and nut free, FAACT founder Eleanor Garrow-Holding thought it would be the perfect place for children with allergies — and their siblings, since allergies effect the whole family — to hold a camp that helps show children that they are not alone, and to teach family members how to advocate for their allergic relative.
Garrow-Holding's journey began 14 years ago when her son was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies. FAACT and Camp TAG grew out of her initial fear and her desire to educate family, friends, and community members. It has since grown into a national movement of sorts. Read more about how campers and family members feel about Camp Tag at snjtoday.com