Allergy Awareness

Food with peanuts and tree nuts are not allowed at NEOC, to create a safe environment for all campers and staff.

All food provided by NEOC is peanut and tree nut-free!

All food brought by staff and campers is required to be peanut and tree nut-free. Soy butter and sunflower butter are allowed. If you pack a lunch containing soy butter or sunflower butter, please label the item(s) so that counselors can easily identify the food.

NEOC counselors engage campers in a daily, lunchtime safety check to review all packed lunch items. If a camper has peanuts or tree nuts, or items manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts or tree nuts, in their lunch, the item will be removed and an equivalent replacement will be provided. For example, a side might be replaced by a piece of fruit and an entrée with sunbutter with crackers. Parents will be notified about the incident and a $20.00 fee will be applied to the family's account for the first instance. Any subsequent incidents will result in a $50.00 fee.

Also, please know:

  • We have full-time, registered nurses on our team for the entire camp season.
  • We employ CPR & First Aid certified staff all locations.
  • Counselors are informed as to which campers have allergies, and to which foods (nuts, dairy, eggs, etc.)
  • Snack and lunch time are closely supervised.
  • Campers are not permitted to share or exchange food.
  • We provide a morning snack to all of our campers each day. Should you want to provide an alternative snack for your child it must be peanut and tree nut free.
  • EpiPens are kept at the health center.

We ask that all camp families please respect this safety concern. Thank you for your support and cooperation!