Camp Policy Statements

COVID-19 Update (as of 6/13/2023):

The primary objective of this policy is to ensure the health and safety of all participants and staff members attending the week-long sleepover summer camp. By implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we aim to create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone involved.

Vaccination: COVID-19 Vaccinations and boosters are no longer required but highly recommended.

Pre-Camp: Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case should not attend the camp and should notify the camp directors.

During Camp: Face coverings (masks) are not required and do not need to be sent to camp. Our nursing staff has plenty on hand if a camper or volunteer should need to wear one.

Hygiene Practices:
● Participants and staff members must practice frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizers will be available throughout the campsite.
● Respiratory etiquette should be followed, including covering coughs and sneezes with tissues or elbows.
● Campers and staff members should avoid touching their faces, particularly their eyes, nose, and mouth.

Positive COVID-19 Case Protocol: Anyone with a fever and/or displaying COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated and undergo further evaluation by the camp medical staff. This includes the administration of a rapid COVID test.

If a participant or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they will be immediately isolated from others in a  designated area where they will receive appropriate medical care and support from the camp medical staff.

Contact Tracing:
a. The camp administration will initiate contact tracing procedures to identify individuals who may have been in close contact with the positive case.
b. Close contacts will be notified and advised to seek medical guidance and undergo testing.

Sending Campers Home:
a. Any camper who tests positive for COVID-19 will be sent home immediately to self-isolate and seek medical attention.
b. The camper’s parents or guardians will be notified promptly and asked to arrange for their safe transportation home within 5 hours.

Note: This policy is subject to change based on updated guidelines and recommendations from local health authorities and government regulations. The camp administration will communicate any revisions or additional measures to all participants and staff members in a timely manner.

Camp Celiac Camper Health Disclaimer:

Camp Celiac is a camp for children with Celiac Disease.  We are not staffed to handle other complex medical issues (such as Type 1 Diabetes). Please contact us by email at, prior to registering, as we may or may not be able to accept your camper.
The goal of Camp Celiac is to provide a healthy and nurturing environment for children with a focus on Celiac Disease specifically. While we at Camp Celiac would like to care for as many children as possible, we are not staffed or trained to handle significant physical, emotional, or behavioral issues that would detract from providing care to our population as a whole. This is a volunteer-staffed camp and our staffing resources are not at the appropriate level to best care for a child with significant issues. Please use your best judgment to determine if Camp Celiac is the right environment to meet your child’s needs. Camp Celiac is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Investment in time and resources has already been made before camp starts, so if you are asked to pick up your child during camp week, your camper’s tuition will not be refunded

Additional Allergy Statement:

Camp Celiac will not be able to accommodate any other dietary intolerances, allergies and/or sensitivities (other than gluten free and lactose free). We are unable to accommodate dairy free or nut free campers. While Camp Celiac does not use foods containing nuts, our foods are not certified nut free. Many of our gluten-free foods are labeled as being processed on equipment where nuts are also processed. Due to this risk of cross contamination and danger to susceptible children, Camp Celiac CANNOT accept campers with nut allergies/sensitivities/intolerances. We sincerely regret any inconvenience.

Gender Identity Policy:

Camp Celiac has adopted the guidelines and polices for gender identity.

  1. We strive to secure every camper’s right and expectations to fully experience camp free from prejudice and harassment.
  2. We supervise campers to prevent and address any gender or identity-based slurs or bullying.
  3. We allow campers to self-determine their gender identity and expression.
  4. We talk before and during camp with parents and caregivers of trans* and gender non-conforming campers about how best to structure the camp experience.
  5. We ask for and use the campers’ preferred names and pronouns.
  6. We respect campers’ right to privacy by not disclosing a camper’s gender identity, rather allowing them to choose if and when they share it. A camper’s trans* identity is treated as confidential medical information.
  7. If a camper shares that he/she/they (or a family member or friend) is or might be trans* or gender non-conforming, we respond with compassion and support and help campers identify resources for further help and reflection.
  8. We assign campers to cabins that match their gender identity (see #3 above).
  9. If a camper decides to disclose a different identity while at camp than the one that was indicated in registration, then at the discretion of the camp director, parents will be contacted only if the camper wishes to change cabins.
  10. We don’t expect our campers to follow or adhere to traditional gender stereotypes.
  11. We endeavor to provide whenever possible private changing rooms and bathrooms for any camper who desires such privacy.
  12. We designate the gender marker in our camper database as requested by parents/caregivers or campers.
  13. In the event of a medical emergency, we share pertinent information only as necessary to  care for the camper, as we do for any other emergency situation.
  14. We provide gender affirming medications and treatments according to the campers’ doctors’ orders, as we do for any other orders.
  15. We recognize that campers change every year and that it may take years for them to live in their affirmed gender identity.
  16. We seek to protect the rights of trans* and gender non-conforming staff and volunteers, and to hire (provide) a diverse group of skilled staff and volunteers so that campers are exposed to a diverse group of potential role models.
  17. We hold camp staff and volunteers to the same expectations regarding trans* and gender nonconforming campers and members of the camp community.
  18. We train all staff and volunteers in this policy and in basic cultural responsiveness in working with trans* and gender non-conforming people.