gearing up for camp celiac 2011.
Remembering the care free days of summer camp is a bit of a Wonder Years moment for us. We know, we know…it’s a challenge to even think about how good summer feels during the dead of winter, but try to feel the sun on your skin. The smiles exchanged with the cute girl/boy across the lake. The swimming, the singing of campy camp songs, the making of new & lasting friendships, the popsicle stick crafts. Some kids with severe food allergies may never experience summer camp, but since 2007 the Taylor Family Foundation has been dedicated to providing an authentic summer camp experience for kids aged 9 – 17 who have been diagnosed with Celiac disease.
Camp is held just outside of Livermore, Calif. amidst rolling hills and shady oaks. If your child might be interested in this experience (sidenote: when will there be a Camp Celiac experience for adults?!), registration for one of two weeks of camp begins soon – February 1, 2011 – online at celiaccamp.com.
Week 1: Thursday, July 21 – Monday, July 25
Week 2: Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29*
Campers may attend one week of camp only, and priority is given to campers from northern California and/or northern California campers who have never attended Camp. Campers from northern California may register anytime between February 1 and February 14, 2011 and will be given equal priority. Registration for counselors also opens on February 1, 2011. Counselors can sign up for one or both sessions. Priority is given to non-parent counselors restricted to a gluten-free diet (Camp Celiac is always in need of male counselors…any takers out there? Even better if you’re an MD – male or female – available for Session 1!).
Summer camp, here we come!
*This second week of camp is designated for returning campers in case they want to attend the same week as their camp friends; however, campers may designate either week as their preference.