Free Webinar: Kids Central Special: Planning for Gluten-Free Summer Camp
As celiac disease continues to be diagnosed among all age groups, it is important to recognize the different needs of each diagnosed population. Join NFCA as we initiate a three-part Webinar series for kids and teens living gluten-free. This Webinar will assist parents of children with celiac disease as they begin their search for the perfect gluten-free summer camp.
Jeffery Lewis, MD, Children’s Center for Digestive HealthCare, LLC, Founder, Camp WeeKanEatit, and Jill Waddell, Director, Camp WeeKanEatit will discuss important topics such as training kitchens and camp staff, communicating with peers and developing a list of go-to gluten-free snacks and recipes.
When: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Where: Your computer
Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT
Sponsored by Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, this webinar is free of charge!
About the Panelists
Dr. Jeffery Lewis is a pediatric gastroenterologist in practice in Atlanta, GA since 1996 at GI Care for Kids and is an adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory. He and his associates provide GI care at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. His practice includes 13 full time pediatric gastroenterologists with offices throughout metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Recognizing that there was limited local community support for families dealing with celiac disease, in 2005, with Danna Korn’s permission, he founded the first ROCK chapter in Georgia. Together with families in the ROCK group, Camp Weekaneatit was created in 2008. Camp Weekaneatit is a gluten free summer camp for kids with celiac disease and their siblings age 8 to 17 in association with Camp Twin Lakes. Enrollment has been growing each year with campers not only from Georgia but also Florida, Alabama, the Carolinas and in 2012, one family from California.
Jill Waddell has an extensive background with the non-profit sector; youth programming, leadership and volunteer-community management. She knows that her vision and specifically related experiences add a dynamic element to retreat and camp programs. Jill has successfully planned, executed, and organized many varieties of events, youth leadership, camp programs and projects for youth, families, women, teens.
She has a great passion for motivating youth and have planned implemented and directed camps and leadership programs including: the Georgia Celiac Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, National Kidney Foundation and Camp Twin Lakes.
Jill says it is an honor to have been the camp director for 3 years for the Georgia Celiac Foundation camp: CAMP WEEKANEATIT! They have a fabulous program that has grown in size and is a great opportunity for our campers to learn new coping skills, eat safely without worry and have a blast at camp! She coordinates all of the staff recruitment, training and management, program organization and facilitation, scheduling, working with the medical team, onsite staff and the planning and management of the diet and meals.
Camp Weekaneatit 2013 is open to all youth ages 8-17 with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Camp will be held June 23-28, 2013 at Camp Twin Lakes—Camp Dream in Warm Springs, Georgia. For more information please go to: www.glutenfreecamp.org
Note: Beyond Celiac provides information on gluten-free events as a service to the community. Please note that Beyond Celiac cannot assure the event participant or restaurant patron of the gluten-free practices or knowledge of the restaurants cited if they have not completed the Beyond Celiac GREAT Kitchens program, which provides accredited gluten-free training to restaurants and other foodservice providers. Please call the venue directly to learn more about their preparation processes.