2018 Rod McDaniel’s Celiac Kids Camp


WHEN: August 26-31, 2018

WHERE: Camp Horizon in Kananskis Country, AB Sunday drop-off and Friday afternoon pick-up

• offers a completely gluten-free menu, approved by a registered dietitian
• Open to members ages 7-17
• Siblings are welcome to attend (and eat gluten free)
• Parents can volunteer for the week at no extra free
• Tons of fun activities for all ages
• $350 fee per camper for all CCA members (this is the subsidized fee) – Membership # required
• Register online at www.calgaryceliac.ca or phone during office hours at 403-237-0304

YMCA Camp Meets Needs of Celiac Kids

silver lake camp peachlandFor you parents out there wondering about “safe” gluten-free overnight summer camps for your kids, I’d like to share with you a recent positive experience with our 8 year daughter.

We honestly didn’t think we’d be able to give Annika a real “away from home” camp experience unless we signed her up for a special Celiac camp such as the one coming up by Calgary Chapter, the Rod McDaniel Celiac Kids Camp.

That’s when a neighbour mentioned the YMCA Camp at Silver Lake. Silver Lake Camp is a 20 minute drive from downtown Peachland or 45 minutes from downtown Kelowna. (Map and driving directions)

We spoke to the director on the phone and felt comfortable with their meal preparation procedures.  The camp of course also caters to other allergies such as nuts, lactose, soy, corn, etc. When the camp was all over, Annika was jubilant and did not suffer any “glutening”.  She did mention lack of variety, in the veggies, fruits and GF bread meals she was offered, but felt the trade off was more than worth it.  We can imagine the challenges the chef has meeting the requirements of the various campers.

Kudos, and thanks to the Okanagan YMCA.

For more information, contact

Registration Office
Kelowna Family YMCA
375 Hartman Road
Kelowna, BC
T: 250-491-YMCA (9622)
F: 250-765-7962
E: [email protected]

OR http://www.ymcaokanagan.ca/silverlake/

Rod McDaniel Celiac Kids Camp

The deadline for registration is approaching…

The camp is Monday August 13, 2012 to Saturday August 18, 2012.



Rod McDaniel Celiac Kids Camp -August 13-18, 2012

This year the celiac kids camp will be at Camp Kindle (near Water Valley, AB)

This week of camp will offer the following:

  • Fully gluten free kitchen
  • Availability for children from 7 to 17
  • Camp will be open to all members in Alberta and siblings

Siblings are welcome, but please submit applications for each child separately.

Once payment is received, you will be sent a Parent Information Package and Registration form that will need to be returned to the office. Please email [email protected] if you have further questions.


Rod McDaniel Celiac Kids Camp

Date :     July 5 – 10, 2010 (5 nights)
Ages:      7 – 13
Where :  Easter Seals Camp Horizon, Kananaskis Country (Alberta)

The Calgary Chapter is pleased to announce our 2010 Celiac Kids Camp and our new partnership with Easter Seals Camp Horizon, 40 minutes southwest of Calgary in the foothills of beautiful Kananaskis Country. A full-time staff will be on-site including a nurse.  We will have a Celiac Association representative at the camp all week with 2-3 volunteers as well.  Numbers are limited this year, so register early.

Early-bird Member Rate:  $210  (register by May 30, 2010)
After May 30:      $250

Non-member Early-bird Rate: $260 (register by May 30, 2010)
After May 30:  $300

The camp fees will be subsidized by Mr. Rod McDaniel, the Calgary Chapter Office and the Easter Seals.

Activities include: archery, ropes courses, climbing walls, giant swing, nature games, beach volleyball court, arts + crafts, hay rides

For more information or to receive a registration form, please contact the Calgary Chapter Office at 403-237-0304 or email: [email protected]

Click the link below for a virtual tour of the camp.