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
For 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
Kelowna Family YMCA
375 Hartman Road
T: 250-491-YMCA (9622)
E: [email protected]
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.