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#1 Old 05-18-2012, 02:55 PM
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Found an article about Vegetarian and Vegan Summer Camps for kids. It's a couple years old but some of the info is still good: http://vegnews.com/articles/​page.do...=6&pageId=2078

The options they suggest are:
http://www.vegancamp.org/
http://www.yeacamp.org/
http://www.cgcvt.org/

Also, from personal experience I know that most summer camps can handle some dietary restrictions. I went to YMCA family summer camp every year as a kid and we had no problem getting vegetarian meals. Also, I'm looking into a family camp designed for transracial adoptive families and so I asked about vegan meals and they said it's unlikely to be a problem and that I should bring a few snacks just in case.

Anyone else know of good options for veg kids?
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#2 Old 11-28-2012, 11:38 AM
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When you were going through the adoption process, were you open with the agencies about being veg*n?  I want to be transparent for potential birth mothers and kids from the counties that are already veg, but I have heard horror stories about agencies still being closed minded about plant based diets.  I am hoping that people are finally moving past these closed-minded views.  Any advice you have would be appreciated.  Have a beautiful day.

 

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When you were going through the adoption process, were you open with the agencies about being veg*n?  I want to be transparent for potential birth mothers and kids from the counties that are already veg, but I have heard horror stories about agencies still being closed minded about plant based diets.  I am hoping that people are finally moving past these closed-minded views.  Any advice you have would be appreciated.  Have a beautiful day.

 

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Yes, we were completely open about being vegan. And yes, there are horror stories. And yes, I do feel like we experienced some discrimination. But it didn't stop us. We successfully adopted.

 

I wrote up some info about adopting as a veg*n here: http://www.vegansoapbox.com/the-adoption-option/

 

Feel free to PM me with more questions.

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Thanks for those links.  :)

 

BTW - We are a transracial adoptive family.  I wasn't veg*n during our adoptions, but our agency didn't ask about our dietary habits/beliefs/etc. that I can remember.  I had never even thought about the fact that agencies may have issues with that.  Hmmm - not surprising, though, I guess.
 

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