Camp Celiac Information: July 6-10 2020

We had such a blast at camp celiac. With all the positive feedback, I think it’s fair to say that we’re going to try it again next year..Take a look at this recap video of some of the activities we did throughout our week..We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors so a huge thank you for making this happen in our community! Valley Moto Sport Jaide & Joel's Baking Co. Crumbs and Roses – Gluten Free Bakery and Desserts – Kelowna and Canadian celiac association – kelowna chapter!….#celiackids #celiaccamp #glutenfreekids #kidscampbc #glutenfreecanada #growingupceliac #cookingwithkids

Posted by Healthbean Nutrition on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

You can register for camp celiac 2020 here: http://www.healthbean.ca/book-your-appointment/

Here is feedback from a mom of one of our celiac kids (camp celiac 2019):

“Thank you Selena De Vries for putting on such an amazing first Celiac camp!! Our daughter had a BLAST all week and has been cooking up a storm at home ever since. So great to have the kids spend a week with friends going through what they are living… eating and cooking the same food together, and having FUN! I would highly recommend sending your kids with Celiac to this camp in future years if you can.”

Camp celiac 2019 was a great success. So much so, that there is a waitlist for 2020 already! If you are interested in having your child join camp celiac in the summer of 2020, please email Selena at selenadevries (at) gmail.com

Kids from ages 6-12 can join the camp.

FAQ camp celiac 2020:

What is the cost:

The cost for each camper is $275. The cost has been subsidized from our amazing community sponsors, including our major sponsor JDS Energy and Mining! This includes all meals, snacks and activities from July 6-10.

What will they do:

Each day is split about 50/50 into cooking and activities. Kids tire easily of one thing, so we need to keep them on their toes. Kids in the kitchen all day is a recipe for disaster! We usually have one lunch or one baking activity each day and then a mix of games, park outings, and arts and crafts.

Will there be volunteers:

Yes, Selena will have volunteers. We aim for a ratio of one volunteer to two-three kids. As it is a cooking camp, we want close supervision in the kitchen. All volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check to work with children. The majority of the volunteers come from UBC in Vancouver (where the dietetic program is). Most are all aspiring dietitians as they were last year.

Where and when is the camp:

July 6-10, 10am-4pm daily. It is located in Kelowna, BC out of Moutainview church (in glenmore area).

Who is Selena:

I am a dietitian living with celiac disease who specializes in celiac disease in practice. In my practice, I offer 1:1 consultations via in person or virtually across Canada, offer an online program for those with celiac disease, and do the celiac kids camp each summer (which is dependent on community support) I am on the board of directors for the Canadian Celiac Association as well as the Professional Advisory Council for the Canadian Celiac Association. You can trust your kids will be in good hands!

What will the food be:

We have a GF sponsor supplying some of the GF baked goods such as bread, treats, and pizza crusts. The sponsor is Crumbs and Roses, a 100 percent GF bakery in Kelowna. The actual recipes we will be making will be finalized closer to the date. I usually like to include a mix of treats and healthy, kid friendly recipes. We will offer lactose free and oat free options. However, dairy, nuts, peanuts, soy will all be in the facility. The oats we will be using will be Only Oats. Oat substitutes, again, can be offered. No outside food will be allowed into the facility without prior approval from myself. If you have ANY questions on food, I am more than happy to answer as I know it can be scary to handover your child’s health into someone else’s hands!