Best Nut-Free Camp in Southern California

As you search for summer camps, there are plenty of factors to consider. You need to look at your child, then each option’s price, location, activities, and accommodations. Some factors, though, are more important.

If your child has a food allergy, finding a camp that understands and meets their needs is a life and death matter. Pali Adventures is proud to not only be a peanut-free site but to also have a reputation as the best nut-free summer camp in all of Southern California.

What Sets Pali Adventures Apart?

There may be other summer camps that can accommodate children with nut allergies, but they’re not equals to Pali Adventures.  

A Truly Nut-Free Facility

Other camps may say that they can provide a nut-free experience because they have nut-free dining options and they put a label on items with potential allergens. If they aren’t nut-free all the time, though, your child is at risk.

It’s easy for there to be a miscommunication among the camp staff about whether they need to avoid using peanuts or nuts during your child’s camp session.  If they sometimes cook with nuts, there is always a risk of nut traces contaminating the food that is supposed to be nut-free.

For some children, even traces of nuts can be enough to trigger anaphylaxis.

Pali Adventures is a nut-free site at all times. We do not bring nuts into our kitchen so there is no risk of cross-contamination. Your child with nut allergies can enjoy their experience as fully as anyone else without questioning everything they eat.

High-Quality Dining

Over the years,  summer camps and other kid-centric facilities have earned a reputation for barely edible food. After all, these sites aren’t there for the purpose of fine dining. Many other camps view food as a cost, not a feature.

Our kitchen staff at Pali Adventures turns the tables on these stereotypes. Our director of Food and Nutrition,  Executive Chef and skilled staff know how to create a diverse menu of flavorful dishes. Everyone, including a child with food allergies, can maintain a balanced and enjoyable diet.

We even provide cooking as one of our many specialties and elective activities so that your child can learn from the pros and boost their kitchen skills as well.

Working with Other Dietary Restrictions

Nut allergies are unfortunately common, but they’re far from the only dietary restriction we accommodate. Part of the Pali Adventure’s philosophy is that we respect every camper’s right to choose what they put into their bodies.  Whether the choice is to protect their health, their spirituality, or their ethical standards, we do our best to support it.

As a result, our kitchen staff regularly accommodates many dietary limitations to ensure that no camper feels hungry or deprived during their stay.

While we remain nut-free at all times, our staff can provide options for campers who are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, kosher, organic, and more. We do ask that you alert us to any dietary restrictions ahead of time so that our busy kitchen has time to adjust the menu and purchase the ingredients we need for your child.

Alert Housekeeping Staff

Housekeeping staff members wipe down light switches, tabletops and other commonly touched areas at least once a day with disinfectant and clean towels. Food is not permitted inside cabins, so if they see it, it is promptly removed.

Natural Surroundings, Modern Safety

One of the great reasons for your child to come to Pali Adventures is a summer away from screens and phones. In addition to all the great activities at Pali, there are quiet moments with nature, too.

At the same time, we take your child’s safety seriously. All of our staff has basic first aid instruction, there is a registered nurse on the premises 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  In an emergency, the response time for fire and police is 4 minutes.

We’re just seven miles from a hospital in case of any emergencies. Although children do not carry mobile phones, our staff is connected by wi-fi throughout the property and can contact the  “outside world” when necessary.

Long List of Available Activities

Dining is important, but it’s far from the only feature to look for in your summer camp. Every summer camp at Pali Adventures has a central activity or purpose, whether it’s developing a rock band, diving into extreme adventures or swinging from the flying trapeze.

In addition to a morning filled with specialty activities, campers choose three elective afternoon activities to explore. Our team at Pali Adventures is proud to offer a wide range of activities to supplement your camper’s morning specialties. Archery, yoga, arts and crafts, paintball, ziplining, and Zumba are only a few on our extensive list. We provide the equipment, lead the activities, and ensure that everyone is following the necessary safety measures.

In addition to activities onsite, we offer jet skis, tubing and other watersports at nearby Big Bear Lake.  

Talk to a Parent Liaison

Planning a great summer is no easy feat. Not only do you need to consider your child’s specific special needs and physical limitations, but you also need to find a fulfilling and productive experience.

To make your life easier, Pali Adventures offers several different camps in one convenient location. On top of that, Pali’s reputation as the best nut-free summer camp is well-earned. Our executive chef and kitchen staff are waiting to show you!

If you’d like the best nut-free summer camp experience for your child, click the box in the lower right corner of your screen to get started.