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    Margaret

    Camp Manitou-Lin holds a GF camp one week out of the summer. Our volunteer staff have our own fridge, freezer and prep space for the week, and our campers eat in their own dining hall.
    http://miglutenfreegal.blogspot.com/2013/02/camp-manitou-lin-where-children-on.html?m=1

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    Laura

    This one is in MN. They are totally safe, although I have not gone because I am much too old for it ;) I have gone to a couple events put on by the association, and they are good people, understand what needs to happen at a camp like that, etc. The founder of the association has Celiac kids, so she knows exactly what to do.

    http://www.celiaccenterofminnesota.org/gluten-detectives.html

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    Laura

    Both of my kids attended the NJY camp you write about. They both have celiac, and they both had a fantastic experience all three years. Their first summer there was the first summer after my son’s diagnosis. The camp played a huge role in showing him that he could lead a normal life and be a normal kid even with celiac.

    He also attended the Dartmouth Debate Institute last summer (yes it’s a camp, it just sounds like a college). He was safe and healthy there. The dining hall there has a dedicated gluten free area, which you can only use if you have met with the school dietitian. They also offered to let him order other food, off the regular menu, that they would prepare just for him. He was so happy with the gluten free zone that he never took them up on that option.

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    Jen

    We haven’t sent our daughter there yet, but Camp Celiac is a one week camp in Rhode Island that is highly recommended by others in my local Celiac community.
    http://campceliac.org/

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      mary

      Ah, sadly they do not seem to accept children with other food issues. My son has multiple severe food allergies in addition to celiac. We will keep looking, but this camp (Camp Celiac) does look great for those “lucky” enough to “only” have celiac. : )

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        maclegg14@gmail.com

        Our camp Gluten-Free camp week in Michigan accommodates other allergens

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      Teresa

      For the past two years, My 12 year old loves and looks forward to Camp Celiac. The staff are amazing and the woodsy/ lake setting offer a beautiful camp experience.

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      Teresa

      For the past two years, our 12 year old loves and looks forward to Camp Celiac. The staff is amazing and the location on a lake provides a beautiful and active camping experience.

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    Holly

    Dude –

    Awesome idea to call for camps and recommendations! Already promoted across social media!

    Hugs, Holly

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    Karen

    Here is one for the Kansas city area. It is for allergies but I believe Celiac is being included. http://www.centerviewfam.org/camp-centerview/

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      Kati

      THANK YOU! I’ve heard about Wildwood but never knew about this GF option. This is amazing! I’m going to check it out for my daughter!

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    Peter

    I’m GF and work in the summer camp industry, so I eat where I work. At the camps I work for, I can personally attest to the procedures. For example, separate cooking spaces and separate kitchen staff who’s ONLY job it is to prepare the allergy free meals. We don’t just deal with GF kids but all kinds of allergies. I have never once gotten sick.

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    Kati

    http://www.beyondceliac.org/kids/gluten-free-camps/list/

    My friend sends her kids to Gluten Detectives in Minnesota and she says it’s fabulous. I’d love to send my daughter to one of these, but I’m too chicken. She’s only 6.

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    Peter

    Hope this is ok, not mean to be a promotional post but here are the camps I work for that can handle CD and any other food allergy. Three are sleep-away camps in NY & PA. One is a day camp in Westchester County, NY.

    campecholake.com
    indianhead.com
    iroquoissprings.com
    breezemontdaycamp.com

    We have a number of children and staff with major (anaphylaxis) and minor food (mild reaction) allergies. I’m one of the staff with CD and I trust the procedures (I helped create them) and the kitchen staff as I know them personally.

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      Gluten Dude

      Awesome. Thanks Peter.

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    Julie

    My kids have attended the “Great Gluten Escape” for 4 years and LOVE it! Located outside Dallas, TX and 100% gluten free. The kids get to swim, canoe, sing camp songs, make s’mores, crafts, zip-lining, hiking, mountain biking, etc….just normal camp stuff….while eating the most delicious gluten free food for a whole week. Check out their website or FB page. We <3 GGE!

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      Emily

      IKR it’s amazing! I can relax and not worry there and the food is incredible!

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    Chari

    I’m the Celiac Mom who runs the gf kitchen at NJY Camps. When my son was diagnosed 4 years ago I was thrilled that i could continue to send him to the camp he was already attending. Now he is now also on staff. Last summer he worked in the cooking shop which prepares only gluten free foods. We don’t only prepare 3 safe gluten free meals a day but we also make sure the campers have snacks and special treats. We even have signs at the canteen letting campers know what is safe. I can vouch for NJY. I eat there as has my son for the past four summers I cant imagine a more powerful testimonial.

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    Emily

    I’ve spent the last two summers working at Beartooth Christian Camp in Montana. They make great accommodations for those of us with celiac and other food allergies.

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    Stacey

    A good friend’s daughter who has celiac goes to Fremch Woods in upstate NY. http://frenchwoods.com/

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    Tonya

    We live in the Cincinnati area and my kids have gone many summers to the Springhill camp in Seymore IN. My son went the first summer after he was diagnosed and had a wonderful experience. Being a new Celiac mom, I called and talked through the way they handled special diets/food allergies. I was very comfortable with their procedures and Jacob had a wonderful time. It has been a few years since my kids have gone, but I hear it is still a great camp for anyone with food allergies or special dietary needs.

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    Erin Smith - Gluten-Free Fun

    There are many celiac camps across the country. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for kids with celiac to feel “normal” and not have to worry about food.

    http://glutenfreefun.blogspot.com/2014/02/2014-celiac-and-gluten-free-summer-camps.html

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    Lisa

    Any camps in MA? So far the closest seems to be RI.

    Thanks

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      Jen

      I am in Boston too, and the closest I have found is Camp Celiac in RI and that is just one week in the summer. If you hear of something else, please let me know!

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        Kim

        We live in MA and I would also love to hear about any camps. Thank you!

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    Emily

    The Great Gluten Escape. I’ve been there 7 years and it’s amazing. It’s in Gilmer, Texas at Camp Gilmont. It’s an amazing camp and I would definitely recommend it :)

    http://www.gilmont.org/great-gluten-escape-ages-7-15.html

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