Is your camp GF Certified for Food Service?

Yes! Gilmont is a Validated Gluten Free Safe Spot and is certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the national organization that sets standards for food service facilities that 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.

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Yes!  Gilmont is a certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group as a Gluten Free Food Service Facility.  We are proud of this designation, and work hard to maintain standards to care for and protect our guests who have dietary restrictions.  Because we are certified, our staff and our processes help guide us and reduce the risk of cross contamination.  The week of the Great Gluten Escape is especially unique in that ALL of the food served on site is gluten free! 

​Gilmont is also accredited by the American Camp Association.  Participating in this voluntary certification program identifies Gilmont with those programs which offer a solid foundation of health, safety, and program quality as well as assurance that we comply with up to 300 health, safety, and program quality standards.

Absolutely! We understand the great responsibility parents entrust to us and we work very hard to make camp a safe place. Our counselors are screened through lengthy interviews, background checks, and references. Gilmont has a camper to counselor ratio of 1:7 so that our staff can easily supervise and get to know all of our campers. We also spend 10 days before summer thoroughly training our staff in efforts to ensure that each camper has the best and safest week of camp possible.  Additional staff is trained for the week of GGE – specifically to bring in more counselors and junior counselors who are Gluten Free for more peer support for the campers to look up to.

Yes! We offer gluten free options throughout the year and some of our families sign their children up for our summer camps during other weeks.  The strength of the week of GGE is that all are eating gluten free,  the menu is wonderful and fun for GF guests, and the focus is on community and peer support.

GGE is for campers ages 7 to 15 with opportunities to be a Junior Counselor for those ages 16 and 17. 

Campers stay in our cabins cabin with campers of similar age. Our cabins have air conditioning, bunk beds, and private bathrooms and showers. 

We have designated cabins for each camp; however, due to the breakdown of campers registered in some weeks, there may be two age groups in one cabin. Counselors and one or two Junior Counselors will also stay in the cabins with campers to monitor safety, health, and appropriate community formation.

You bet! We allow one camper to put in a request to room together.

Yes. Gilmont is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Yes. Gilmont fundraises extensively for our scholarship program.  Here is a link to ask for more info.

We understand that complications arise and that you may have to withdraw you or your camper from a registered program prior to the start of an event. The initial $75 deposit is non-refundable and will not be returned to you. Cancellations made more than 30 days before the start the event will receive a full refund (less $75 deposit). No refund will be given for cancellation made fewer than 30 days from the start of the event.  The amount paid may be rolled over to another week within the same camp year.  If you or your camper are asked to leave camp because of either breaking the camper covenant or choose to leave for any reason, the event fee will not be refunded. Requests for refunds due to illness will be considered by the Executive, Associate, and Program Director on a case-by-case basis. 

Community building and peer support are at the heart of the Great Gluten Escape Summer Camp (GGE), and therefore a theme is chosen each year that is unique to GGE and is not centered around a Biblical theme.  This camp was founded as a project for a Girl Scout Gold Award, in partnership with a community nonprofit organization out of Dallas, specifically for children who are gluten intolerant.  Gilmont is a Christian Camp at the core and we see all of the camps we provide as important to our mission.