Kelowna Kids Camp – Nominate a Child For Sponsorship

Kelowna's Kids Camp copyExciting news! The Canadian Celiac Association, Kelowna Chapter, is offering to sponsor two children for Celiac Kids Camp taking place in Kelowna, BC, July 8-12.

Nominate deserving kiddos HERE. Winning nominees will be announced April 15, 2019.

Register Your Child For Camp Now – First Come, First Served

Celiac Kids Camp 2019 – July 8-12, 2019. Join BC’s first celiac kids camp in Kelowna!

– Subsidized by the Canadian Celiac Association – Kelowna Chapter
– Day camp, 10-4pm, Monday to Friday
– Physical activity, healthy eating activities, and age appropriate cooking and baking activities everyday!
– Led by celiac dietitian, Selena Devries RD, and volunteers
– For kids 6-12 years

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From Selena!

First and foremost, I want you all to know that I, myself, am celiac. Further to that, I am a registered dietitian, that specializes in the dietary management of celiac disease in my practice. I am also on the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) national board of directors, and host the CCA virtual office hours, “ask the dietitian,” for the CCA FB group page for over 10,000 group members. You can trust that your child will be in safe hands with me at the day camp. Food and kitchen details below


Are you or do you know of a GF company or organization? Camp celiac is looking for sponsors to get camp celiac off the ground and running! If you are interested in helping in any way, please connect with [email protected]


Registration is now live at Cost per child is $275.

Kitchen and food details:

Lunch and one snack per day will be provided for the kids.


• The kitchen is not a certified gluten free kitchen. However, it will be sanitized top to bottom before the camp starts and it will remain gluten free for the entire week of the camp.
• The camp is run at a church
• Dedicated GF equipment will be used: cutting boards, wooden spoons, baking pans, baking/cooking utensils, baking equipment (ie-mixers), food processor, blender, pasta strainer, toaster.
• Cloths, tea towels, and sponges: clean/new ones will be provided
• Questions? Happy to answer them, please contact me.


• The food menu has not been finalized but I am happy to share when it is and answer any questions on ingredient sourcing
• All nuts and seeds, GF grains/cereals (and products made from these) will be purchased with a “GF claim” or certification logo
• Food donations are only accepted from dedicated bakeries, or GF companies that state GF on packaging, are certified by CCA or other organization, or have been vetted by me.
• Questions? Happy to answer them, please contact me.

Additional medical diagnosis:

At this time, no additional medical diagnosis can be accommodated. If camp celiac is a success, we do hope that we will be able to manage type 1 diabetes in the future when we have a larger budget to accommodate additional health professionals.

Additional food sensitivities and allergies:

Dairy free will be accommodated for dairy sensitivities. If there are dairy allergies, please note that there will be dairy in the facility and there will be no guarantee of preventing cross contamination of dairy in the kitchen.

No other food sensitivity or any allergies can be accommodated at this time. Staff will note additional sensitivities upon registration, but the offending food/s may or may not be used in the kitchen. If they are in the kitchen, staff will direct your child way from the food. Therefore, if it is a life threatening allergy or anaphylactic response, it is recommended that your child does not participate in the camp this summer.


The schedule will be worked out closer to the date. But, you can expect that your child will participate in one age appropriate cooking or baking activity per day and engage in physical activity, and arts and crafts daily as well!

If you have not already applied for the celiac camp, please do so by clicking here as I will be emailing everyone once the registration link goes live.