domingo, 22 de febrero de 2009


Hola cibercelíacos!

Hoy quiero informaros no un simple summer camp sinó de EL SUMMER CAMP que organiza Coeliacs Youth of Europe (CYE) .

Aquí os dejo toda la información. Por supuesto, está en inglés.

Since then, every year another European country is hosting the CYE Summer Camp. Luckily this year it will be Germany. 40 Participants with celiac disease between 18 and 30 years are welcome. To ensure the communication between the participants of the Summer Camp the official language in the camp will be English.

Dear Coeliac,
on this and the following pages you will find further information about the Summer Camp 2009 in Berlin. We guide you through the registration process, show you the accommodation and already parts of the programme we have planned so far. If you are looking for even more information please contact one of the organisors – Dan Kühnau (

What is a CYE Summer Camp?
The Summer Camp is one of the most famous projects of the Coeliac Youth of Europe (CYE). It started in Hungary in 1999 when youngsters from all over Europe met for the first time to enjoy part of their summer time together.

The organisers
We are a team of eight persons to prepare the CYE Summer Camp 2009. Our kick-off meeting was in January 2009. We will organise the event and also lead through the programme in July. All of us are used to live gluten-free. Part of our team is Steffi, a dietician, who will take care of the gluten-free food.

We are looking forward to seeing you. Your summer camp organization Anne, Hannah, Helen, Melissa, Sabine, Steffi, Dan and Dirk

Begin and End of the Summer Camp 2009
The Summer Camp 2009 begins in the late afternoon of the 24th of July 2009. We will meet at the St. Michaelisheim in Berlin-Grunewald, where we will be staying during the Summer Camp 2009.
After the check-in we are going to start with a dinner.

There is the possibility for late arrivals on the 24th. In this case please contact us in advance. The Summer Camp 2009 will end on Saturday the 1st of August just after breakfast (Our rooms have to be left till 9 am). If you plan to depart in the afternoon or later you can store your luggage in the St. Michelisheim or - what we would suggest - you could use the lockers at Berlin main station to store your luggage.

The Summer Camp takes place near the Grunewald forest in Berlin. Our youth hostel has already been tested by a group of German coeliacs in 2007 during a national activity.

The St. Michaelisheim is prepared for international youth groups. You will sleep in multi-person rooms. Showers and bathrooms are available on each floor. Please be aware that it is a non-smoking accommodation. For more information go to:; (unfortunately the page is not available in English).

The Surrounding
The St. Michaelisheim is situated in Grunewald near the ‘Wannsee’. The Wannsee is the biggest and most famous lake of Berlin. Clubs and discotheques require a trip by bus or underground.

What’s on?
The programme for the Summer Camp 2009 is not completed yet. It might also change according to the weather conditions. Nevertheless, here are some highlights we are planning:
- visits of Berlin at daytime and, of course, for parties and pub visits at night
- pizza and pasta party
- beach volleyball and beach soccer
- field trip to Potsdam with its famous chateaus
You will also have a lot of spare time to discover Berlin on your own.

Gluten-free food during the Summer Camp is obligatory. We are all used to the gluten-free diet. Additionally, we have one dietetic professional on board. If you have further food intolerances or allergies, please inform us in advance. Therefore please fill in your needs in the application form. We can handle most of other intolerances and allergies if we know them in advance.

The summer camp will cost 380 Euros. This includes:
- accommodation and full pension
- entrance fees for all activities planned for the whole group
- tickets for the public transport in Berlin and for the field trips;

Further information
Every registered participant will get the last information for the Summer Camp in June 2009. The information letter will include a final list of participants, things you should take with you and all other information, which you will need to know before your arrival in Berlin.

The registration takes place on the website of the German Youth Board. It starts on the 1st of March at 12 am (Middle European Timezone, GMT+1) on This will be the only possible way to register!

After having registered you will get the information whether you will have been accepted or you will only be on the waiting list. If you are accepted, you will receive an application form which you will have to fill out within two weeks. Otherwise you will lose your place at the Summer Camp and people from the waiting list get the chance to register. .

How to get to the hostel
The travel to and from the Summer Camp has to be organised by everybody on his own. These travel expenses are not included in the 380 Euros. To keep your travel expenses low, we will send you the list of all participants about six weeks before the beginning of the Summer Camp. Perhaps you can coordinate your travel with somebody else from your country. We would also like to give you some detailed information on the next page.

> By train
Depending on the direction of your home city there are two possibilities to arrive:
- Either you travel to the Berlin main station and take the suburban train (S-Bahn) S 7 in the direction of ‘Potsdam Hbf’ until the station ‘Grunewald’. This will take you about 17 minutes.
- Or you travel to Potsdam main station and take the suburban train (S-Bahn) S 7 in the direction of ‘Ahrensfelde’ until the station ‘Grunewald’. This will take you about 20 minutes.

> By plane
If you travel by plane, you will probably arrive at ‘Berlin Tegel (TXL)’ airport. Take the Bus 109 in the direction of ‘S+U Zoologischer Garten‘. Change at ‘Jungfernstieg’ into the suburban train (SBahn) S 7 in the direction of ‘Potsdam Hbf’ until the station ‘Grunewald’. The whole trip will take you about 30 minutes.

> From station ‘Grunewald’ to the hostel
Leave the station opposite to the main entrance. From there it is a short walk, as shown in the picture nearby. It will take you approx. 10 minutes. If you prefer using a taxi, you’ll find them on the other side of the station. The fee will be about 5 Euros.

> By car
From the north: Take the motorway (Autobahn) A10 to ‘Oranienburg’. Then change to motorway (Autobahn) A111 in the direction of Berlin-Zentrum. Follow the A111 until it becomes the A100 and then exit at ‘Grunewald’. There follow the streets of the map nearby.

From the south-west: Take the motorway (Autobahn) A10 in the direction of the
motorway A115 and change to this road in the direction of Berlin-Zentrum. Follow the A115 until it becomes the A100 to the southern direction and exit at ‘Grunewald’. There follow the streets of the map nearby.

From the south-east: Take the motorway (Autobahn) A10 in the direction of the
motorway A113 and change to this road in the direction of Berlin-Zentrum. Follow the A113 into the A100 to northern direction and exit at ‘Grunewald’. There follow the streets of the map nearby.

The address of the St. Michaelisheim is:
Bismarckallee 23
14193 Berlin

Foto del pasado mes de Setiembre, en Berlín.

miércoles, 18 de febrero de 2009

GLUTEN FREE summer camps II

Hola ceibercelíacos!

Los tan temidos exámenes de Febrero ya han pasado. Ahora a esperar los resultados. Por lo demás, todo sigue igual. En breves haré una escapada a Vitoria-Gasteiz con unas amigas. Espero poder ir a un restaurante SG que me ha recomendado un amigo que vive allí.

Hoy quiero seguir con 4 propuestas más de campamentos aptos para celíacos en Estados Unidos.

Celiac Disease Foundation
Location: Camp Arroyo, Livermore, California
Dates: July 26-31, 2009
Ages: 8 to 17 years
check website at
Camp Arroyo, an old-fashioned summer camp for kids, offers a gluten-free week at no charge except for a $25 registration fee per camper. The camp encourages adults to volunteer as camp counselors, promising an amazing gluten-free camp experience for them, too.

Dallas R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids)
Camp Gilmont in Gilmer, Texas
Dates: June 14 - 19, 2009
Ages: 7-15
Check website at
The Great Gluten Escape at Camp Gilmont gives campers the opportunity to participate in all camp activities without concern for the gluten content of the food provided. The camp prides itself on letting kids escape from the daily peer pressure of the "I can't have that" syndrome. This camp also welcomes siblings between the ages of 7 and 15 who do not have celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, or gluten intolerance (although all food will be gluten free).

Camp Westminster
Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake in Roscommon, Michigan
Dates: June 16-21, 2008
Ages: 7-14
Check website at
Camp Westminster announces Michigan's first gluten-free casein-free summer camp. Registration for camp begins January 21.

Michigan Capital Celiacs/DH
Camp Manitou-Lin on the shores of Ol' Lake Barlow in Middleville, Michigan
Dates: August 17-22, 2008
Ages: 7-15
check website at
Cost: $419 for the week, includes gluten-free meals. Camp Manitou-Lin, on 160 acres, is a branch of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. Seventeen heated and carpeted cabins with bathrooms and showers will house campers, 10 to a cabin.

Un beso sin gluten!

domingo, 1 de febrero de 2009

todo sea por la causa celíaca

hola cibercelíacos!

os invito a todos a pasaros y comentar este blog:

Pertenece a Rosana, una señora de Argentina, que lo creó como trabajo práctico para su licenciatura en tecnología educativa. Le ayudaría mucho en su nota el tener comentarios del extranjero.

un BESO sin gluten!