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Camp TAG - Nashville, Tennessee: June 20-24, 2022!

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan (Widji) is a peanut and tree nut-free camp site. See below for all details pertaining to Camp TAG in Nashville, TN. For questions regarding Camp Widjiwagan, the Camp TAG schedule, and more...contact FAACT. Camp Widji will only re-direct you to us.

Camper Ages: 5-13 / Teen Counselor Ages: 14+

Camp Hours: 
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fees for Nashville, Tennessee:

  • 1st child:  $475
  • 2nd child: $425
  • 3rd child: $375
  • 4th child: $325

FAACT Guidelines in Place Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Based on the recommendations of FAACT’s Medical Advisory Board, all Camp TAG campers, teen counselors, parents/caregivers, and staff must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (including any and all available boosters) at least two weeks prior to the beginning of camp. These guidelines are non-negotiable.

  • Proof of vaccination (scanned vaccination cards) must be submitted with your Camp TAG registration and medical forms, and proof of any additional boosters should be emailed once received.
    • Camp TAG will comply with the requirements of each host camp and individual state and local Covid-19 requirements as well.
  • We anticipate being able to offer Family Day in person in 2022 for fully vaccinated parents/caregivers and registered campers/teen counselors.
  • FAACT will continue to work with our medical advisory board; monitor federal, state, and local guidelines; and update our policies for each camp location as needed. 

For those unable to attend in person, we will offer a Virtual Camp TAG for one week (July 18-22) to help kids and teens connect.

As always, the health and safety of our campers, counselors, and staff are our utmost priority. We cannot wait for Camp TAG 2022!


Registration Application & Health Form

To register for Camp TAG Tennessee, please download the camper application/health form, FAACT's Covid-19 waiver, and the Camp Widjiwagan waiver. Please follow the instructions to submit the application/health form and make the registration payment. There are 50 camper spots available for 2022. 

Email all completed forms to Eleanor.Garrow@FoodAllergyAwareness.org

Deadline to register for Camp TAG TN is Monday, June 6, 2022.


Volunteer Teen Counselor Positions Available

There are 16 teen counselor positions available for 2022, which will be an application process. Teens with food allergies, ages 14+, or a sibling of someone with a food allergy, ages 14+, may apply to become volunteer teen camp counselors. Camp TAG provides one counselor for every three to four children. We'd really like to see the teens apply for counselor positions because they can relate to the campers and act as mentors.

An activity fee of $75 is required for volunteer teen counselor positions. See below for Registration & Payment. Teens receive community services hours for their time, which averages about 35-40 hours for the week. Teen counselors will be notified once applications are reviewed, and the activity fee can be paid then. 

Download the teen counselor application/health formFAACT's Covid-19 waiver, and the Camp Widjiwagan waiver.

Email all completed forms to Eleanor.Garrow@FoodAllergyAwareness.org

Deadline to send in the volunteer teen counselor application is June 6, 2022.


Registration & Payment

Registration payments must be made in full online at time of registration or by check via mail sent to: FAACT, P.O. Box 511, West Chester, OH 45071. If paying online, please go to FAACT's Donate page. Click on "Other" and enter the amount of your camp registration fee, and enter "Camp TAG Tennessee" in the "Reason" box. All payments online are secure through our PayPal account. Cancellations prior to April 20, 2022, are eligible for a 100% refund of the registration. After April 20, the deposit will be refunded less $50.


Parent/Caregiver Education Session

A virtual session will be offered in August for all parents/caregivers from Camp TAG! We will have a four-hour session covering the latest in food allergy research, quality of life, racial & health disparities in food allergy, mental health across the lifespan, and accommodations in school with Q&A at the end of each section.

- July 28, 2022 (12:00pm-4:00pm EST):

  • The Latest in Food Allergy Research: Shahzad Mustafa, MD, Rochester Regional Health System, Division of Allergy & Immunology and FAACT's Medical Advisory Board Chair
  • Racial & Health Disparities in Food Allergy: Aleasa Word, FAACT's VP of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Emery Brown, Ed.S., NCSP - Nationally Certified School Psychologist, FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health
  • Accommodations in School: Amelia Smith, JD, FAACT's VP of Civil Rights

Hospitals Near Camp

Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-1000
Distance from YMCA Camp Widji: 15 miles/32 minutes

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-5000
Distance from YMCA Camp Widji: 18 miles/40 minutes


Hotels

If you require a kitchenette, we are working on reserving room blocks at:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport
2640 Elm Hill Pike - Nashville, TN 37214 
(615) 884-8111
Distance to YMCA Camp Widji: 8.1 miles/16 minutes

Room block dates: Saturday, June 18 through Saturday, June 25, 2022
Cut-off date to make reservations: May 26, 2022
** Reservation link for Camp TAG TN at Homewood Suites by Hilton

Rates for 2022:

  • One (1) Bedroom with two (2) Queen beds and separate living room with sleeper sofa - 6 suites available 
    • $189 plus 15.25% tax plus $2.50/room per night lodging fee ($220.32/night total)
  • One (1) Bedroom with one (1) King bed and separate living room with sleeper sofa - 4 suites available
    • $179 plus 15.25% tax plus $2.50/room per night lodging fee ($208.79/night total)
  • The hotel has kitchenettes with stovetops in the rooms 
  • The hotel serves complimentary, full hot buffet-like breakfast
  • Complimentary evening socials from 5:30p-7:30p, Monday-Thursday
  • Fitness center, pool
  • Hilton Honors Members and AAA Members, be sure to ask for additional discounts!

Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport
832 Royal Parkway - Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 874-2280 - Use Group Code FCT
Distance to YMCA Camp Widji: 7.7 miles/16 minutes
Group Name: FAACT Camp TAG

Room block dates: Saturday, June 18 through Saturday, June 25, 2022
Cut-off date to make reservations: May 18, 2022
** Reservation Link for Camp TAG TN at Home2 Suites 

Rates for 2022:

  • Two (2) Full-sized Beds and Sleeper Sofa Studio
    • 6 rooms available
    • $149 plus 15.25% tax plus $2.50/room per night lodging fee ($174.22/night total)
  • One (1) Full-sized bed and Sleeper Sofa Studio
    • 4 rooms available
    • $139 plus 15.25% tax plus $2.50/room per night lodging fee ($162.70/night total)
  • The hotel has kitchenettes in the rooms (no stovetop or oven); grill outdoors
  • The hotel serves complimentary continental breakfast
  • Fitness center, pool
  • Hilton Honors Members and AAA Members, be sure to ask for additional discounts!