“Community” is a word we often use at camp to describe what we are about – growing, sharing and learning in community means we are here with something bigger than ourselves in mind. When a member of our community has a life burden, a developmental disability, a limitation that requires some adaptation, or other special circumstances, we all do our part to carry this need as a member of one larger body.
As community builders, the folks at Gilmont consider meeting the dietary needs of our guests as an important part of our ministry. In the wake of 11 years of hosting a full week of The Great Gluten Escape Summer Camp, and meeting individual GF requests year-round, we committed to taking the necessary steps to become a Certified Gluten-Free Food Service facility. Check this out! Gilmont is highlighted this month by The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the national organization that sets standards for food service facilities who voluntarily step up to ensure the food safety of gluten intolerant guests. This process required submitting Standard Operating Procedures which outline how we go about purchasing, preparing, and serving our guests. Next, we were required to pass an on-site visit and audit of our facilities conducted by a GFFS Quality Control Manager.
As a staff, we are committed to learning, training, reminding, checking and re-checking to operate with the lowest risk to our guests. We celebrate the GFFS certification and how the process has helped make us a better camp over all, and an even more welcoming place to grow in community!
In addition to offering programs for adults and children, Gilmont also hosts rental groups year-round for trainings, meetings, and gatherings for a variety of organizations, family groups, as well as corporate and nonprofit entities.