I have written about gluten-free summer camps in the recent past, but as summer is quickly approaching I thought it prudent to remind parents that it’s not too late to send your kiddos off to camp!
If you are in Georgia, you really must check out Camp Weekaneatit (“We Can Eat It”). Located in Warm Springs, GA, this is a week-long summer camp catering to children 8 to 17 years old. This is a gluten-free camp designed especially for children with Celiac disease and their siblings.
During their week at camp, children are encouraged to have fun while learning healthy life skills. They play sports, play games, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and all the typical camp experiences you would expect.
At camp, we focus on development and practice of independent living skills and coping skills in a fun camp format, using games, group activities, workshops, sports and spirit. Camp activities include swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, archery, ceramics, and more! Meals and snacks are, of course, entirely gluten-free.
Camp Weekaneatit is from June 24- 29th. There is a 24 hour medical staff on-site. All food is gluten-free. Kids can have fun, be themselves, learn some independence and never have to worry about the food making them sick. I know that a big chunk of someone with Celiac’s day is worrying about food, label reading and making sure they can eat what is being offered. A gluten-free camp is nothing short of a miracle for these kids!
For more information regarding Camp Weekaneatit, click HERE. They are always looking for volunteers if you are interested. They also take donations to help kids pay for their camp adventure.