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I got this in my mailbox today. Go to the website and check it out. They especially need male counselors so they can accomodate boy celiac campers. Send your questions to the contact at the website and pass this on to anyone who may be interested.
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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 12:43:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joann Mitchell

O.K. Folks it is time to start looking outside of the box. I am writing to you to see if maybe you know of anyone 18 years or older who is great with children, that would be interested in working at Camp Celiac. This could be someone who works at your church, gym, childcare, grocery bagger at your local grocery store, health food store, or someone who works at a coffee house. Think of your pool of people that you interact with on a regular basis. If any of you work with dieticians, herbologist, holistic healers, and yoga instructors perhaps you can ask to post one of our flyers at their place of work. If they are not interested they may know of someone who is. Perhaps they are in college and studying to be any of these great professions. This is a fantastic opportunity for all involved, and it looks great on college applications and resumes.

We are in dire need of male counselors please read down below.

I was also wondering within your line of work if you might know of folks who might be interested in helping out with the Celiac Kids Camp. Although this camp is in California , last year we had camp counselors from all over the U.S. This camp is a non-profit camp and the only cost to campers is a $25.00 registration fee. The camp is in Livermore, California and is a completely green camp, eco-friendly, very up to date and modern. Not to mention, luxurious. Top this all off with amazing, out of this world gourmet gluten free food that was freshly prepared at camp and served at the three meals, two snacks, and dessert daily! It was so heartwarming to see the adults and children alike not have to worry about whether their food was gluten free, or if there might be cross contamination issues. Everything was gluten free!! And as amazing as all of the delicious food was, it was not the only thing that made this camp so wonderful. It was the camaraderie, friendships and bonds that were forged at Camp Celiac . We hope that you will share this with your co-workers, friends, and family. We are in need of help to get our camp up and running again this year. Please read the details below about this camp..

Thank you ~ Joann Mitchell (Parent Volunteer)

Camp Celiac, an old-fashioned sleepover camp for kids restricted to a gluten-free diet, seeks a Camp Program Director for its Aug. 2-8, 2008 Camp in Livermore, California (apx. 1 hour from San Francisco ). The only paid position is that of Camp Director and it involves work both prior to and during Camp. Over the summer, the Program Director will create an activities schedule for approximately 100 campers and 30 adult volunteers. During Camp, the program director will assist with the orientation of the volunteer counselors, as well as supervise the Camp's programs, including engage large groups, quickly modify schedules to accommodate changes, and work with campers, counselors, parent volunteers and other camp staff to provide a positive camp experience. Significant camp experience required for this position.

We are also in need of camp counselors, both male and female. As of right now we do not have any male counselors. We are in dire need of male counselors. As many of you may remember from last year, no female parents or counselors are allowed in the cabins with males, as there are no males allowed in cabins with female campers (which is pretty standard in all camps). They must be at least 18 years old. Please pass this on to all of your friends and family with or without Celiac. Demand for the camp is high, but we are limited in the number of kids we can serve based on the number of volunteers we recruit.
Thank you!! Visit for more information and photos. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

We are currently recruiting volunteer counselors for camp. Read what some of last year's counselors had to say:

“ Camp Celiac was by far the best week of my entire life! Witnessing and feeling the connections with the children, as well as with the other counselors and volunteers was beyond describable. I was literally brought to tears. Next year cannot come fast enough!"
--Allison, San Jose , CA

“Spending a week with people who can relate to you on a whole new level is such a wonderful and refreshing feeling to know that you are not alone. I didn't know anyone my age that has Celiac before camp, and meeting the other counselors was awesome.
Everyone has family and friends, but attending camp allows you a week to spend with your Celiac family!"
-- Erin , Manhattan Beach , CA

“Being a counselor at Camp Celiac goes way beyond the GF Chocolate Chip cookies that are served (which happen to be extraordinary by the way!) It's about being a part of a team that understands the challenges of having to be gluten free and checking
those at the door. To be a counselor at Camp Celiac is simply to know the joy of making a child smile, of teaching them a new skill, of watching them learn, of seeing friendships form that will last a lifetime and being part of those friendships. Expect to work hard,
expect to have fun and most of all expect to make memories that will last well beyond the summer."
--Lori, Nashua , NH

"The kids in my group made the celiac camp better than I imagined it could be. I wish that I could work with each child on an ongoing basis."
--Jeanne, Paso Robles, CA

You, too, can have this amazing gluten free experience by volunteering as a camp counselor. Learn more about Camp Celiac, and see photos from this year's camp, at . If you are interested in volunteering please send an email to with your name, gender, age and a brief statement about why you would like to volunteer.

Cheryl in Colorado
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