Rudi’s Happy Camper Contest and Let’s Go Camping Giveaway

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I’ve shared before how much I enjoy Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery gluten-free products and appreciate all they do for the gluten-free community. So I was very pleased and very excited when Rudi’s gave me more reasons to be a fan with their “Happy Camper” contest being held this month in honor of National Celiac Awareness Month.

Rudi’s will award 10 kids (ages 8 – 17) a trip to gluten-free summer camp. This contest is truly a great opportunity for gluten-free kids. The entry requirements are pretty simple. They include liking Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery Facebook page and your child submitting no more than a 200-page essay telling Rudi’s what going to a gluten-free summer camp would mean to him/her. Your child gets to select his/her top three camp choices from a provided list, but if they already know of a camp they would like to attend that is not included they can request that camp as one of their choices. Each of the 10 winners will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for camping expenses (that includes travel to and from the camp).

The 10 winners will be selected by Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery and announced on their Facebook page on June 10, 2013, giving parents and campers plenty of time to get ready for their gluten-free camp adventure. How very exciting! Read more and enter here.

Best of luck to all who enter! I’d really like at least one of my gfe readers’ kids to win! Please pass on to other gluten-free families, too.

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But wait, there’s more! Longtime gfe readers will know that I’m a huge fan of camping in general. I believe camping is good for everyone’s soul and is a truly great activity for families to partake in. Camping as a family helped Son grow into the adult he is, with a love and passion for nature and the outdoors. And camping has long been the most common way that Mr. GFE and I “disconnect” from life’s challenges and find our peace and joy once again. So when Rudi’s offered me an opportunity to share the news on their Happy Camper Contest and conduct a camping-themed giveaway, too, I immediately said “YES!”

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This giveaway could be the start of your camping adventures or it could be an opportunity for you to replace some of your camping gear that’s worn out. Let’s get a more close-up view of what the giveaway package includes:

A Heavy Duty Camping Chair!

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A Foam Sleeping Pad!

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A Coleman Sundome Two-Person Tent!

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What are you going to eat when you go camping? You’ll also win three FREE product coupons from Rudi’s. Toasting some of their Soft & Fluffy Sandwich Bread over the campfire would make any of your outdoor meals more tasty. 

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congratulations to Jana! Jana’s winning comment (selected randomly via Pick a Giveaway Winner) was as follows:

“Our family loves to go camping and we are looking forward to some summer trips soon! We enjoy gluten free breakfasts of eggs, potatoes, fruit, and bacon.”

Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter this giveaway! Look for a few more giveaways that fit the gfe mission here soon. :-) And don’t forget that your children still have time to enter Rudi’s Happy Camper contest HERE–a week at gluten-free summer camp with all travel expenses paid (up to $1500).

The total value of this giveaway package is about $120. There will be one winner, selected by the Pick a Giveaway Winner tool. This giveaway will end Sunday, May 26, at midnight EST.

To enter:

~ Tell me something about your camping experiences or your favorite gluten-free meal when camping. (Are you a devoted camper, a once-in-a-while camper, or a ready-to-get-started camper? Do you usually go for a gluten-free version of traditional camping fare or have you created some new gluten-free recipes just for camping?) (This entry is required.)

For additional, optional entries, do one or more of the following:

~ “Like” Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery on Facebook. Leave a separate comment saying that you did.

~ “Like” gluten free easily on Facebook. Leave a separate comment saying that you did.

~ Subscribe to my other site, All Gluten-Free Desserts. (Note: There are lots of camping worthy recipes there, like these Graham Crackers. You know what to do with those when camping, right?) Leave a separate comment saying that you did.

Best of luck to all the campers entering the Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Happy Camper contest and this Let’s Go Camping! contest here!

Full disclosure:  This post and giveaway are sponsored by Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery. However, the opinions expressed are strictly my own.

Shirley
Not just gf, but gfe!

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88 Responses to “Rudi’s Happy Camper Contest and Let’s Go Camping Giveaway”

  1. Paula on May 20th, 2013 12:47 pm

    I was a devout camper growing up, but haven’t been in years. I so badly want to take my boys camping, but need to get all the camping gear first…so winning this would set us on our way. :)

  2. Paula on May 20th, 2013 12:48 pm

    I like Rudi’s on Facebook.

  3. Paula on May 20th, 2013 12:48 pm

    I like GFE on facebook, and love all the posts you do. :)

  4. Paula on May 20th, 2013 12:50 pm

    I subscribe to All Gluten-free desserts.

  5. shannon on May 20th, 2013 1:04 pm

    liked on facebook

  6. Emily on May 20th, 2013 2:43 pm

    My favorite gluten free meal while camping is Smoked Whitefish from a little hole-in-the-wall near our usual campground!

  7. Emily on May 20th, 2013 2:44 pm

    Of course I’m subscribed to All Gluten Free Desserts!

  8. Emily on May 20th, 2013 2:44 pm

    I like Rudi’s on Facebook!

  9. Audrey on May 20th, 2013 4:25 pm

    I’m not much of a camper, but I would like to give this to my dad.

  10. Audrey on May 20th, 2013 4:28 pm

    I like Rudi’s on FB

  11. Audrey on May 20th, 2013 4:30 pm

    I like you on FB

  12. Sherron on May 20th, 2013 4:44 pm

    The thing that is great about camping is that a lot of fun things can be roasted over the campfire or over coals in an aluminum foil container. I love to bring left over rice and broccoli and heat it up and then roast a spicy polish sausage over the fire and mix them together. I am just getting back into camping now that my kids are older (I just didn’t enjoy it with little ones- it wasn’t relaxing!) Going GF is a bit different, but I find that I eat healthier when I am camping now!

  13. Deanna on May 20th, 2013 5:23 pm

    I love to camp! What do we love to make while camping? Pudgy Pies! GF bread with chocolate and bananas inside? Yummo. Or, more often (because one can not live on chocolate alone), pizza pudgy pies.

  14. Deanna on May 20th, 2013 5:24 pm

    I like Rudi’s on FB.

  15. Deanna on May 20th, 2013 5:24 pm

    I like GFE on FB.

  16. Kathy on May 20th, 2013 8:29 pm

    Ooo, we LOVE camping and try to go as often as possible. We are dutch oven buffs, so we cook lots of great things, kiddo’s fave is gf hotdogs of course and Rudi’s gf buns! (Rudi’s is his fave gf store bought bread) In the dutch oven we make everything from casseroles, eggs and desserts. Yum!

  17. Allisha Gold on May 20th, 2013 8:32 pm

    My family used to go camping a lot when I was a kid, but I haven’t really gone camping in a long time since then! I’ve been trying to plan something with friends

  18. Allisha Gold on May 20th, 2013 8:34 pm

    I like Rudi’s on fb as Allisha Gold

  19. Allisha Gold on May 20th, 2013 8:35 pm

    I like GFE on fb as Allisha Gold

  20. Jessie C. on May 21st, 2013 2:23 pm

    We like Kinnikinnick S’moreables Graham Crackers for camping

  21. Jessie C. on May 21st, 2013 2:24 pm

    All Gluten-Free Desserts subscriber

  22. Jessie C. on May 21st, 2013 2:24 pm

    “Like” Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery on Facebook.

  23. Jessie C. on May 21st, 2013 2:25 pm

    “Like” gluten free easily on Facebook.

  24. Cindy W. on May 21st, 2013 3:57 pm

    My favorite camping experience was as a high school senior and I went with a big group of girlfriends to Grand Bend in Canada. We had a blast.

  25. Cindy W. on May 21st, 2013 3:58 pm

    I am a subscriber to GFE.

  26. Susan on May 21st, 2013 5:04 pm

    Hi Shirley,
    I haven’t camped for many, many years however, have some fond memories of the fresh air, great food around the campfire, and the relaxing time. My son is now interested in learning how to camp — so who knows — if I win the tent, perhaps that will be his start!

  27. Blessie Nelson on May 21st, 2013 5:38 pm

    I love camping with my kids and hubby during our holidays. We love spending time close to nature and teach our kids the value of the treasuring and appreciating nature. Sleeping close to the earth ground, learning to fish and toasting it up and munching it down with some mustard and rudi’s bread and some chopped onions have been a family favorite for years! We don’t have any fancy camping stuff – just bed sheets and plastic chairs that we haul in our car everytime. We could really use a good camper set like this to continue our tradition for years – only this time, we will be thinking of you and Rudi whenever we are out camping! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

  28. Blessie Nelson on May 21st, 2013 5:49 pm

    I like Rudi’s on Facebook – Blessie Nelson

  29. Blessie Nelson on May 21st, 2013 5:49 pm

    I Like gluten free easily on Facebook

  30. Blessie Nelson on May 21st, 2013 5:50 pm

    I am subscribed to All Gluten-Free Desserts.
    blessienelson(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. Amanda Hoffman on May 21st, 2013 5:53 pm

    i havent went camping in a long time but i plan too this summer. i love camping and camp fires

  32. christine on May 21st, 2013 6:10 pm

    I love camping, my favorite memories are the times I went with my dad who is now passed away

  33. christine on May 21st, 2013 6:13 pm

    I like rudies on fb as Christine hammer weideman

  34. christine on May 21st, 2013 6:14 pm

    I like gluten free on facebook as Christine hammer weideman

  35. April on May 21st, 2013 8:32 pm

    The only time I have been camping is with my Church. I was not health conscious or gluten free at the time so I didn’t worry about it, but if I were to go now I would definitely take healthier versions of traditional camp food! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Janet on May 22nd, 2013 5:40 am

    I am not a camper at all but other people in my family are so I will try and win for them :)

  37. Lisa Brown on May 22nd, 2013 3:15 pm

    I go camping occasionally. I take gluten-free crackers and mac and cheese with me when I go camping.

  38. Alaine on May 22nd, 2013 3:51 pm

    I go camping about 4 times a year.

  39. Alaine on May 22nd, 2013 3:52 pm

    I like you on fb as alaine elise

  40. Rachel B. on May 22nd, 2013 4:51 pm

    I am a ‘newer’ camper but my husband camped almost weekly as a kid. We are trying to get more dates scheduled for the summer to take our kids. 3 weekends so far…

  41. Rachel B. on May 22nd, 2013 4:51 pm

    I like Rudi’s Gluten-Free on FB (Rachel Bonson)

  42. Sue on May 22nd, 2013 4:52 pm

    My family camps once a year and it is amazing. My supportive husband makes GF recipes and we eat like royalty. Grilled lobster for dinner, scrambled eggs for breakfast (and fresh brewed coffee) all cooked over the campfire. My son gets away from the screen, we hike, canoe, talk… I love it.
    Thanks for all your GF recipes and tips. They’ve helped me so much!
    I liked GFE and Rudi’s on FB too. :)

  43. Rachel B. on May 22nd, 2013 4:52 pm

    I like gfe–gluten free easily on FB (Rachel Bonson)

  44. Shannon F on May 22nd, 2013 11:34 pm

    I used to camp all the time growing up but I havent gone in years. I’ve been thinking about going this summer with my husband and my daughter but she’s only 18 months so idk how well she’d sleep in a tent but at least all the sunshine and outdooriness (is that even a word?! lol) would wear her out! lol

    Shannon F.
    meltoole(at)hotmail(dot)com

  45. Shannon F on May 22nd, 2013 11:35 pm

    I like Rudi’s on facebook. (Shannon Faith)

    Shannon F.
    meltoole(at)hotmail(dot)com

  46. Shannon F on May 22nd, 2013 11:36 pm

    I like GFE on facebook. (Shannon Faith)

    Shannon F.
    meltoole(at)hotmail(dot)com

  47. Shannon F on May 22nd, 2013 11:38 pm

    I’m an email subscriber to your other site.

    Shannon F.
    meltoole(at)hotmail(dot)com

  48. Cheryl Harris on May 23rd, 2013 7:07 pm

    This looks terrific & someone is going to be one happy camper! Please don’t enter me.

  49. Stephanie Wilcox on May 23rd, 2013 7:15 pm

    I’m a big camper! My son and I go at least a couple times a year and I’ll be taking my first solo trip in the next couple weeks.
    I HAVE to camp. Being out in the woods energizes me and soothes my soul.

    I already “like” gfe, and Rudi’s on facebook and I’m subscribed on google.

  50. Staci A on May 23rd, 2013 8:30 pm

    I’m a once a year camper, but my hubby loves it. I could live off gf smores, but we make foil packs with burger, potatoes, and carrots inside.

  51. Staci A on May 23rd, 2013 8:31 pm

    I like Rudi’s on fb.

  52. Staci A on May 23rd, 2013 8:31 pm

    I like your Fb page.Thanks!

  53. Adria on May 23rd, 2013 9:02 pm

    We eat a lot of meat, eggs, veggies & fruit when camping. Wish we could camp more often!

  54. Renoo Hensley on May 23rd, 2013 9:24 pm

    I love Rudis…lied them already liked gluten free easy site and dessert site. Can’t wait to try the things on the pages! We love to camp and would love gluten free ideas!

  55. Wendi on May 24th, 2013 5:51 pm

    I have been mostly a cabin camper when a kid, but my spouse enjoys camping… so we camped each summer 1-2 times before kids. Last summer we camped in our own yard with the kids. This year maybe the real deal with all 3 kiddos! I try to stick to traditional camping fare like foil dinners, but will toast my GF bread on my designated “GF” stick for my GF only foods.

  56. Wendi on May 24th, 2013 5:52 pm

    I have liked the Rudi’s facebook page.

  57. Wendi on May 24th, 2013 5:53 pm

    I also like the GFE page. Love their ideas too!

  58. Catherine Infantino Polachek on May 24th, 2013 5:55 pm

    We love cmaping and want to start doing more!

  59. Catherine Infantino Polachek on May 24th, 2013 5:55 pm

    I like gfe on facebook!

  60. Catherine Infantino Polachek on May 24th, 2013 5:56 pm

    I like Rudi’s glutten free bakery on fb!

  61. Julie on May 24th, 2013 6:11 pm

    I like to make gluten free smores over the campfire!

  62. Julie on May 24th, 2013 6:11 pm

    I like Rudi’s on FB.

  63. Julie on May 24th, 2013 6:12 pm

    I like GFE on FB!

  64. Vanessa on May 25th, 2013 12:44 am

    I really only remember going camping once with my family when I was younger.

  65. shellie on May 25th, 2013 8:09 pm

    I was an occasional camper until a few years back when we experienced health complications in our family. With four (growing up quickly) kids, my husband & I have been recently talking about how we need to make some memories camping and have a few plans in the making. Having a sleeping pad would help so much and an extra tent for the teens would be such a blessing. We have recently been roasting hot-dogs on a stick in our bbq and making smores. *GF of course! :) Having been diagnosed with Celiac this last summer, we are up for a new adventure and are always excited to try out new recipes. We have 3 Celiacs and 3 (non) but we all eat GF. Thank you!

  66. Elena Vo on May 25th, 2013 8:25 pm

    My favorite gluten-free camping meal is gluten-free peach cobbler that we make over campfire in a cast-iron skillet. Sssssooo good!

  67. Elena Vo on May 25th, 2013 8:25 pm

    I liked Rudi’s on Facebook as Elena Vo.

  68. Elena Vo on May 25th, 2013 8:26 pm

    I liked GFE on Facebook as Elena Vo.

  69. Elena Vo on May 25th, 2013 8:27 pm

    I subscribed to All Gluten-free Desserts via RSS.

  70. melanie dee on May 26th, 2013 10:34 pm

    I must admit I do not camp never been further than my living room in that aspect however the kids really want to go. I do love schars graham crackers so i’d use those for some s`mores. You know you can always put a banana in foil with some marshmallow and choco chips over a fire if you like warm bananas. I have liked all those pages already!

  71. melanie dee on May 26th, 2013 10:37 pm

    I liked gfe

  72. melanie dee on May 26th, 2013 10:38 pm

    i liked rudi’s fb page

  73. Jana on May 26th, 2013 10:52 pm

    Our family loves to go camping and we are looking forward to some summer trips soon! We enjoy gluten free breakfasts of eggs, potatoes, fruit, and bacon.

  74. Jana on May 26th, 2013 10:54 pm

    I am a facebook fan!

  75. Jana on May 26th, 2013 10:56 pm

    I like Rudi’s facebook page.

  76. Mae on May 26th, 2013 10:58 pm

    I love camping! It gets the whole family to unwind and get away from TV, video games, and the computer. Board games, cards, reading together along with hiking, time on the boat, and sitting around the campfire are much better ways to spend our time.

  77. Mae on May 26th, 2013 10:58 pm

    I lik you on FB.

  78. Mae on May 26th, 2013 11:01 pm

    I like Rudi’s on FB.

  79. Mae on May 26th, 2013 11:05 pm

    I subscribed to All GF desserts.

  80. Davina Spafford Stuart on May 26th, 2013 11:15 pm

    gfe on Facebook

  81. Davina Spafford Stuart on May 26th, 2013 11:15 pm

    rudis on fb

  82. Davina Spafford Stuart on May 26th, 2013 11:16 pm

    and subscribed to newsfeed

  83. Regina on May 26th, 2013 11:17 pm

    I have always loved camping, it was such a good balance to living in the city. It helped me keep my sanity. I haven’t had a chance in the last few years as my health went south. After finding out I have CF along with gut issues and then changing lifestyle habits, like eating lots and lots of wheat products, I am finally feeling like I want to pull out the old campstove and head for the hills. Not exactly sure how I am going to de-glutenize my camping menu, but I’ll figure it out. Some new camp gear would cinch the deal ;-)

  84. Molly on May 27th, 2013 1:15 am

    We like to pack gorp and beef jerky ad staples :)

  85. Molly on May 27th, 2013 1:15 am

    I like you on FB

  86. steph lake on May 27th, 2013 10:48 am

    I like you on fb

  87. Jana on May 27th, 2013 6:21 pm

    Wow! I can’t believe that I won! Thanks so much GFE and Rudi’s!! Looking forward to summer camping and yummy gluten free treats! Thanks again!

    • Shirley on May 28th, 2013 10:06 am

      Hey Jana–Congrats, dear! I’m so happy to be a part of making your summer fun and delicious! :-) Enjoy all!

      Shirley

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