July 18, 2010
Celiac Kids Camp! Last call for safe summer fun
It's still the middle of summer, but already the store shelves are filled with "back to school" supplies. Before school gets in session, why not treat the kiddies to one last hurrah and send them to celiac summer camp?
The Michigan Capital Celiac/DH Group Chapter 43 CSA/USA will sponsor an overnight camp for children ages 7-12 and teens ages 13-17 at the Greater Grand Rapids YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin in Middleville, Michigan from August 15-20, 2010.
The activities are conducted by camp staff including swimming, horseback riding, zip-line, rock climbing, rope climbing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, games, arts and crafts, and more. Children will be housed in cabins with adult supervision. Teens will have more extensive activities depending on the interests of the group and one overnight campout away from the cabins. The meals are supervised by the Michigan Capital Celiac/DH Group. (Camp sponsors are Pamela's, Kinnikinnick, Shabtai Gourmet, Gillian's Foods, and so much more.)
I just spoke with the organizers of the camp and as of today, they have 5 spaces left for campers. The cost of the gluten free camp is $450. Unfortunately there are no longer any scholarships available. Registration closes August 1st or when those 5 spaces are snatched up!
Check out their FAQs page and for more information and to download an application, visit the gluten free camp site. You can email Nicole directly or call 517-505-1143 or 517-349-0294.