||Camp Celiac was started in July of 2000 as a weekend sleep-away camp for children with Celiac Disease. That weekend, fifty-two children were in attendance. The camp was so successful that the children begged for more, and thus Camp Celiac developed into a five-day sleep away camp catering entirely to the needs of the gluten-free diet. Each year the camp grows in attendance with 171 campers and staff attending in 2009, making Camp Celiac the largest gluten-free camp of its kind in the United States. The children come from across the United States and abroad, having represented over 20 states, Israel, Sweden, Germany and Italy.
Camp Celiac is committed to providing an exciting and adventurous week of camp while maintaining a totally gluten free diet for campers ages 8-16. The camp provides a safe environment to build long-lasting relationships and celebrates the joy of living life gluten free.
See the Celiac Sprue Association’s Lifeline article from the Fall 2010.
See the Celiac Sprue Association’s Lifeline article from the Fall 2009.