Hello Camp Celiac 2016 campers and families!

August is just around the corner and we are getting very excited to see everyone and have a fantastic week! We have some very important information to share with you and would like you to take a minute to read all the news!

First, camp check-in will begin on Sunday, August 7, at 3:30 PM. No early arrivals! We have a full day of Staff training on Sunday and will not be starting check-in any earlier than 3:30 PM. *Check-out will be Friday, August 12, promptly at 1:30 PM.* Please do not be late for check-out as many of our staff have flights to catch and they cannot leave until all campers are picked up. Please do not make these dedicated individuals miss their flights! We will be checking photo ID’s in the check-out line, so be sure to have it with you.

Second, we are going GREEN again this year and your camper will be given a Camp Celiac reusable water bottle at check-in. Each camper will be responsible for keeping his/her bottle full of water and having it with them. If your camper loses his/her bottle, we will replace it of course, but you will be asked to pay $3.00 at check-out for the replacement cost.

Third, camp photos will be offered as two options again this year. You may purchase an 8×10 group photo of your camper’s age group, and/or an 8×10 collage of all three age groups. The cost of each photo is $10.00. We can accept cash, or checks made out to Camp Celiac, for this purchase at camp check-in. We have to know on Sunday who wants pictures, so they are ready for you on Friday.

Fourth, many GF companies have generously donated items for our raffle table, with the proceeds going to camp! We will be offering chances to enter the raffle, and you may enter as many times as you want, so be sure to bring cash or a check to join in! The winners will take home their items at check-out on Friday along with their camper!

Fifth, remember campers LOVE to receive letters from home during camp week. Please do not mail food or candy, however, because the chipmunks and other critters enjoy coming in to see what’s available, so we keep all edible items out of the living areas. Letters can be mailed to:

Camp Aldersgate/Camp Celiac
Campers First and Last Name
1043 Snake Hill Road
N. Scituate, RI 02857

Sixth, remember to mark your camper’s belongings with a fabric marker or sharpie, so lost items can be found. Every year we have lots of personal items left at camp. Marking things with the camper’s name will go a long way in getting them back to your camper before they pack up to head home on Friday.

Seventh, remember no electronics are allowed at camp-NO cellphones-NO IPods- PLEASE DO NOT leave these with your camper. If we find them, they will not be allowed to keep them; we will take them and hold them until camp check-out, but camp will not be responsible for their loss or damage during this time.

So, tell your camper to unplug for the week and enjoy the company of their friends, in person!

Lastly, as you may know, camp registration fills VERY quickly every year. We do NOT send email reminders to campers. It is up to you to watch the website, www.campceliac.org, for registration information for next year. We plan to have the registration forms online on or about February 1, 2017 for Camp 2017, but we encourage you to check the website starting in December 2016 for updates.

And as always, we welcome your donations, whether they be monetary or in the form of your time as a volunteer. We are a 501(c)3 organization run entirely by volunteers.  We have volunteer directors, cabin counselors, nurses, support staff, GF chefs, dieticians, a website developer, fundraisers, and are looking for a legal counsel to join our volunteer team. If interested, please contact us at info@campceliac.org or talk to one of the Directors below at check-in.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on August 7!

Denise Segreti, Lisa Walton, and Mike Richman
Co-Directors, Camp Celiac