Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rudi's Happy Camper Contest & A Giveaway!

Rudi's Happy Camper Contest & A Giveaway!

I am so excited to be sharing this particular contest with you because it hits close to home for me. My son is 5, and although he's too young for overnight camps, my husband and I have been looking into some short day camps for him over the summer. The problem is that in each case, his food restrictions become an obstacle, requiring us to provide all of his food, and making it difficult for him to participate in outings and special BBQs due to his gluten free diet. Looking ahead a few years, I always just figured sleep away camps weren't ever going to be an option. 

Turns out I was wrong.



There are camps that cater to children with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance, and Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery wants to make sure that money is no obstacle for kids to attend. They're offering 20 scholarships (10 in the United States, 10 in Canada) to send kids to summer camp this year through their Happy Camper Scholarship. This is the first year they're offering the scholarship to Canadian kids as well, so I want to make sure to get the word out! This news made me so happy I'll admit I teared up a little, and jumped at the chance to help promote the contest. 


Between February 18 - March 18, 2014,  Canadian parents* with eligible children ages 8-17, can enter the Happy Camper contest by ‘liking’ Rudi’s Gluten-Free on Facebook and helping their child submit a 100-word statement on what makes him or her special. Winners will be notified by April 1, 2014, to allow them plenty of time to plan for the summer camp experience of a lifetime. So simple! Just help your child write about what makes them special, then post it on Rudi's Facebook page, 'like' the page, and wait to see if your child has won a spot at camp! 

“At Rudi’s Gluten-Free, we’re all about living life to the fullest while giving back to the community of fans we’ve grown to cherish,” says Doug Radi, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Rudi’s Organic Bakery. “Kids – and their parents at home – shouldn’t have to worry about what they eat at summer camp. Instead, they should be able to focus on exploring and developing an adventurous spirit. We’re proud to have the opportunity to help 20 kids have their summer camp dreams come true.”

Rudi’s Gluten-Free is proud to support kids and help them enjoy a carefree week of camp without worrying about what they eat. Parents of Happy Camper scholarship winners can also rest easy knowing their son or daughter is having a safe, joyful experience fueled with yummy and delicious gluten-free foods. 

Winning Canadian kids can look forward to an experience at either the Rod McDaniel Celiac Kids Camp at Camp Kindle in Alberta where campers can take on the ropes course, go hiking, and try new sports, or the Camp Silly Yak at Brigadoon Village Camp in Nova Scotia where kids enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking and the talent show contest.


Rudi's Organic Bakery Camping Giveaway


In addition to camp scholarships, Rudi's is encouraging EVERYONE to enjoy the great outdoors this summer, and they're doing it by giving away an incredible camping package valued at $250! Enter below to win a tent and cooler, so that you can enjoy nature in style!

Details: LightSpeed Tent sets up and tears down quickly, has a large front door and two side windows for ventilation, an extended awning for added protection, and more. Tent sleeps 6.
Cooler has two insulated compartments for both hot and cold storage, and is made with waterproof material.




Contest is open to residents of Canada 18 years and older, excluding Quebec. 



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery offers a scrumptious line of gluten-free products that delight the whole family, including sandwich breads, tortillas, pizza crust, hamburger buns and hot dog rolls. Visit Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery website  to learn more.

*The Happy Camper Contest is not available in Quebec. 

I have not received financial compensation for this post. 



24 comments :

  1. I want to win because I need new camping equipment. I don't have a child entering but I plan to spread the word.

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  2. I want to win because I have never been camping before and with this I will go camping for the first time. I dont have a child entering but I will tell my friends.

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  3. I would love to win this so we can take the kids camping for the first time this summer. My kids aren't old enough to enter, but I will spread the word about this contest!

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  4. I told my husband that we would take my son camping - winning a tent would make that a reality a lot quicker. I suggested to my friend that she enter on behalf of her daughter - she is a good writer and I feel she would have a great chance! (Maggie K.)

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  5. Would love to win because this would be great for our camping trips.. My daughter is not old enough yet to enter.

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  6. I would love to win. This would be great for our camping trips. My daughter is not quite old enough to enter

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  7. I'd like to win it because my nieces love camping in the backyard (and it would make me THE best aunt!). They are lucky enough not to be eligible to enter the contest. (Suzi)

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  8. I would love to win since I plan on giving it to my sister. I dont have a child within the eligible age range yet.

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  9. I would love to win this because my family loves to camp!

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  10. We lost our tent in our last move! I don't have a child old enough to be a camper!

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  11. Woops, not sure if that went through?! We lost our tent somehow, and my kids aren't old enough yet to be a Rudi camper.

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  12. We lost our tent in our last move! I don't have a child old enough to be a camper!

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  13. I would love to win this! This sure would beat our little tiny tent we all squeeze into.

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  14. This wouuld be great, my husband just signed up fro our local indian guides with my son and they need a tent!

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  15. I would love to take my kids camping in the summer. I don't have a child entering the contest.

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  16. I would love this because my family has not been camping in ages and we need new gear to do so! Also my friend has a little boy who will be entering the contest :)

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  17. I would love to win because my children have never been camping (they are 4, 5, 6 and 16) and i have a friend who has a daughter who is entering.

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  18. I would love to win because my family loves to go camping and we need a new tent. I do not have a child entering this contest.

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  19. I want to take my boys camping but cannot afford a tent! My boys are not old enough to enter.

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  20. My boys would love to go camping but we need a tent! Neither are old enough to enter.

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  21. Love camping. A tent is always handy.

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  22. My children would love to have a first camping trip.

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  23. My son will not be entering this year, maybe next year....But we do a ton of camping in the summer and this would be incredible :D

    Lori R Jackson is my rafflecopter name

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  24. I would love to win this for my family to be able to go camping this year . No my children did not enter

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