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Apr 17 2012

The Great Gluten Escape–Celiac Camp

Have you always wanted to send your child away to summer camp, but worried how the camp would safely feed your child while they were away from home?  The Great Gluten Escape is a camp dedicated to children between the ages of 7-15 on the gluten-free diet.  The camp is located at Camp Gilmont in Gilmer, Texas.  More about the camp:

Come join us rediscover the past at “The Dig”
When: July 8-13, 2012
Where: Camp Gilmont in Gilmer, Texas
What: A celiac camp for children ages 7-15

Registration Fee: $395.00

The Great Gluten Escape will provide each camper with an opportunity to
participate in all camp activities without concern for the gluten content
of the food provided. The camp will provide an environment that encourages
peer support and escape from the daily peer pressure of the “I can’t have
that” syndrome.

This 6 day/5 night summer resident camp has been designed for youth ages
7-15 with dietary restrictions related to Celiac Disease, Dermatitis
Herpetiformis, and/or Gluten Sensitivity/Intolerance. This is the camp
where you can escape from the gluten loaded world we live in. For one week
you will no longer have to worry about gluten!

Camp Gilmont located in Gilmer, Texas approximately 2 hours east of Dallas , Texas .

Kelly LeMonds, Camp Director

I sent Jon away to hockey camp for the first time last year and worried all week about his food.  Was it gluten-free?  Was he getting sick?  Was he eating enough?  Turned out he had an extraordinary experience and I have no qualms about sending him again this year.

If you have kids in the 7-15 age that follow the gluten-free diet and live close enough to attend this camp, it sounds like a wonderful experience.  Not only will they eat safely while they are gone, but they will experience all of the activities of a traditional camp, including S’mores by the campfire!

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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