Our Mission

To provide children managing food allergies or restrictions with safe, inclusive social events where they and their families can find personal connections and support.

What We Do

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.  We take the focus off the food and put it on the fun, so no one is left out!  Kids get to meet and make friends with other children like them and parents and caregivers are provided with opportunities to make face to face connections, support one another and learn something new. We currently host three main food-free events a year but also post information on our calendar and in social media about other events geared toward the food allergy & celiac community, some of which may involve food. (We’ll always let you know if an event is not food-free.)

Coming Up Next

Join us for the annual Camp Blue Spruce Holiday Party* on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Meet new friends, visit with old ones, play some games, make a craft, sing along with us around the camp fire, enjoy delicious top 8 allergen and gluten-free s’mores and other treats and be the first to save your bunk for the 2018 Camp Blue Spruce session, August 19-25! Party begins at 2 pm at Grace Memorial Church, 1535 NE 17th Avenue in Portland.

If you’re thinking of sending your child to Camp Blue Spruce, the annual Holiday Party is the perfect opportunity for your family to meet other campers, camper parents and some of the camp staff. Come get answers to all your questions about this one-of-a-kind summer camp for kids with food allergies, located right here in Oregon.

* This event is not food-free, but is free from gluten and all of the top 8 allergens.