Packing List

Getting excited for camp?  We are too!  You received a Suggested Packing List with your confirmation email, and it is on our website www.campceliac.org too, but just in case, see below.

Camp Celiac
Suggested Packing List

​Please clearly label all items with first and last name. Help prevent them from being lost or left at camp by making a complete list of articles and taping it inside the camper’s suitcase and include your camper in the actual packing process so he/she will know where things can be found.  The below are suggestions as you pack, to help you think of things you might have forgotten.​

  1. Sleeping bag or twin size sheets, pillow, and a light blanket (sometimes it gets cold at night!)​
  2. Bath Towels ​
  3. Toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, comb, brush, toothbrush/toothpaste, feminine products, etc.) and something with which to carry their toiletries and change of clothes/towel to the bathhouse. ​
  4. Shower shoes​
  5. Laundry Bag (to take home dirty clothes)​
  6. Sunscreen and Bug spray
  7. Rain Coat (poncho), rain boots
  8. Long pants (Jeans)
  9. Sneakers that tie (suggest two pairs in case one gets wet)
  10. Swimsuit and Towel for lake
  11. Plastic pants hanger with clips (for wet towels in case it is raining on the outside clothesline)
  12. Pre-addressed, stamped envelopes and stationery to write home, books, magazine, or other quiet activities for Feet on Bunk rest period each day.
  13. Sweatshirt
  14. Flashlight, batteries
  15. Medication authorized by a doctor on the appropriate med form, in prescription labeled bottles only
  16. Camera and film​

We do have a dance one night, so if you choose to, you can pack one nice short/shirt outfit for that, keeping in mind this is a camp dance, so make sure it is not expensive or inappropriate.​

Do Not Bring The Following:

Food, gum, candy, snacks of any kind…it attracts mice and chipmunks!
Cell phone, iPod, radio, handheld game, CD player, DVD player, Video games or any electronic devices; bikes, skateboards, hoverboards, etc.
Pets
Anything valuable that you would not want to lose.
Money

See www.campceliac.org, Blogs, for up-to-date information.

See you soon!

Camp Celiac is very soon, and we are very excited!

Couple reminders:

1)  Many GF companies have generously donated items for our raffle table at check-in, 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 with cash, or checks made out to Camp Celiac.  The winners will take home their items at check-out on Friday along with their camper!

2)  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, so be sure to bring cash or a check to place your order!  We have to know on Sunday who wants pictures, so they are ready for you on Friday.​

3)  If you listed Over the Counter medications on the As Needed medication form, remember, you must supply these and turn them in at check-in. We will only have Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and the topical medications Hydrocortisone 1% and Bacitracin on hand, and can only make those available to campers who have turned in the As Needed form signed and dated by a Licensed Medical Health Care Provider.

4)  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.5)  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 that will arrive by Thursday of camp week can be mailed to:

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

6)  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.

7)  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!

8)  If you have an urgent need to reach a Camp Celiac Director during camp week, please call 916-6CE-LIAC. This phone will be monitored only between Thursday, August 1 and Saturday, August 10. All other times and for non-camp-week inquiries, please continue to email info@campceliac.org.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on August 4!  See the Blogs on www.campceliac.org for our by-age staggered check-in times.

Denise Segreti, Mike Richman, and Laura Carroll
Co-Directors, Camp Celiac

To Campers 2019

We are looking forward to August and hope you are too!  See the following important information.

Camper check-in will begin on Sunday, August 4 and will be STAGGERED BY AGE:

  • 14-16-year-olds can check in beginning at 3:30 PM.
  • 11-13-year-olds can check in beginning at 4:00 PM.
  • 8-10-year-olds can check in beginning at 4:30 PM.

We will have three lines to make this as smooth as possible. If you have two campers in different age groups, you are welcome to check in both at the youngest camper’s time. Please do not arrive early as we will be in Staff Training all day and will not start check-in any earlier than 3:30 PM and will then adhere to the staggered times.​

Check-out will be Friday, August 9, promptly at 1:30 PM. Please do not be late as many of our staff have flights to catch and they cannot leave until all campers are picked up. Please don’t make these dedicated individuals miss their flights! We appreciate your consideration about not asking for early pick-up on Friday. We have limited staff and a very busy day on Friday; it is difficult and time-consuming for several check-out personnel to stop what they are doing, just for one camper. Please keep in mind camp is run by volunteers.  We appreciate your understanding. 

As you help your child prepare for the camp program, allow me to share some advice that can help you understand and enable that experience further. For many children, this is their first time away from home in a camp setting. Some will feel apprehensive about managing their diets. Please assure them that they don’t need to question or fear any of the foods that will be served at camp. Great steps have been taken to ensure the safety of all food served during the week. The kitchen will be closed to all other groups and will only be preparing gluten-free meals for the duration of the time Camp Celiac is on site. Spend time together discussing how camp staff has been educated and that all food has been researched, so you can put their minds to rest.

Also, your child might feel more value toward the camp experience if he/she participates in the preparation. An experienced camper can take more responsibility for these preparations and should be encouraged to do so. Plan ahead for special camp supplies or necessities for your child so that you are not caught in a last minute rush or financial bind. Such items make good gifts and can help your child anticipate camp and feel your support for getting ready.

Your child’s possessions are important. Help prevent them from being lost or left at camp by making a complete list of articles and taping it inside their suitcase. Mark all items with your child’s name (first and last) or better yet, see this link to get fun labels that also serve as a fund-raiser for camp! http://www.oliverslabels.com/campceliac. Encourage your camper to help pack so they will know where things are once they get to camp. Please remember that no electronic devices are allowed at camp, so leave at home iPods, radios, handheld games, and cell phones. Please also do not send money or food/snacks with your camper. Food is not allowed in the living areas as it attracts chipmunks and other critters. We do have a dance one night, so if you choose to, you can pack one nice short/shirt outfit for that: please keep in mind that this is a camp dance, so make sure it is not expensive or inappropriate.

Try to make registration day and parting as smooth as possible. Parents’ anxiety and worry may unnecessarily upset a child. Mail a card or letter to your camper as soon as you get home and be sure to deliver on all promised mail. Let all your letters be supportive of your child’s experience, rather than the mushy missing-you type. Campers will have time to write home so be sure to send stationery and postage. Pre-addressing the envelopes makes for easy letter writing for your child.

Campers will not phone home. If a problem arises, a staff member will contact you.  But we don’t anticipate any problems, just lots of fun!

Mike Richman, Laura Hahn Carroll and I thank you for sharing your family with us and encourage you to email if you have any questions or concerns before, during, or after your child’s camp experience.

Sincerely,
​Denise Segreti
Co-Director, Camp Celiac
denise@campceliac.org

2018 – Day 4 pics are up

We’ve got pics from Day 4!

http://campceliac.org/gallery/

Welcome to Camp 2018!

Hello, Camp Celiac 2018 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*, camper check-in is on Sunday, August 5. We will have a staggered check-in by age:

14-16-year-olds can check in beginning at 3:30 PM.

11-13-year-olds can check in beginning at 4:00 PM.

8-10-year-olds can check in beginning at 4:30 PM.

We will have three lines to make this as smooth as possible. If you have two campers in different age groups, you are welcome to check in both at the oldest camper’s time. Please do not arrive early as we will be in Staff Training all day and will not start check-in any earlier than 3:30 PM and will then adhere to the staggered times.

Check-out will be Friday, August 10, 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*, if you listed Over the Counter medications on the As Needed Page 6 of the Health Form, remember, you must supply these and turn them in at check-in. We will only have Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and the topical medications Hydrocortisone 1% and Bacitracin on hand, and can only make those available to campers who have turned in the As Needed Page 6 signed and dated by a Licensed Medical Health Care Provider.

*Third*, 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.

*Fourth*, 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.

*Fifth*, 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!

*Sixth*, our Camp Celiac cookbook will be available for purchase at check-in for $15 for one and $10 for each additional one. These make great gifts, so this is another great reason to have cash or a check!!

*Seventh*, 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 that will arrive by Thursday of camp week can be mailed to:

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

*Eighth*, 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.

*Ninth*, _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!

*Tenth*, if you have an urgent need to reach a Camp Celiac Director during camp week, please call 916-6CE-LIAC. This phone will be monitored only between Thursday, August 2and Saturday, August 11. All other times and for non-camp-week inquiries, please continue to email info@campceliac.org .

*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, http://www.campceliac.org, for registration information for next year. We plan to have the registration forms online on or about February 1, 2019, for Camp 2019, but we encourage you to check the website starting in December 2018for 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) non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. We have volunteer directors, cabin counselors, nurses, support staff, GF chefs, dietitians, a website developer, and fundraisers. If you are interested in donating your time, 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 5!

Denise Segreti, Mike Richman, and Laura Carroll
Co-Directors, Camp Celiac

Day 3 & 4 pics are up!

go check them out in the GALLERY page

Day 1 pics are up!

go check them out in the GALLERY page

2015 Day 5 pics are Up!

Sorry for the delay, the rest of the pics are up!

 

http://campceliac.org/index.php/nggallery/2015/2015-day-5?page_id=5

2015 Day 3 pics are Up!

Hey all, the Day 3 pics are up!

 

http://campceliac.org/index.php/nggallery/2015/2015-day-3?page_id=5

Day 2 pics are up

They look like they’re having a great time!

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE MONDAY PICS

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