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.
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)