Summer camp and especially overnight summer camp can be tricky on a gluten-free diet. There are many great camps that are not specifically gluten free but can accommodate the gluten-free diet.
There are also many camps that offer a 100% gluten-free camp experience. Gluten-free camps are typically sponsored by a celiac or gluten-free related group, not the camp location. Gluten-free camp is held for one or two sessions during the summer. The camps listed here are all 100% gluten free. If you’re thinking about sending your child to one of these gluten-free sleep-away camp, be sure to book early as most do fill up.
Camp Celiac is for kids ages 9 to 17 years old (16-17 can attend as junior counselors) who have been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Camp Arroyo is located near Livermore, California and offers two different sessions. Camp activities include ropes course, rock climbing, zip-lining, swimming, archery, boating, arts and crafts, skit night, and outdoor sports. For more information, go to www.celiaccamp.com.
Celiac kids can go to Summer Camp Weekaneatit at Camp Twin Lakes Camp Dream, in Warm Springs Georgia for a gluten-free camp experience including swimming, kayaking, archery, rock climbing and arts and crafts. For more information visit www.georgiarock.org or the camp directly at www.glutenfreecamp.org.