One thing I always loved about my summers growing up, is that I often went to summer camp. Sometimes it was overnight, or sometimes just day camps, but I always had a great time. It is something I have always known I wanted to share with my children.
When Lilly was diagnosed with Celiacs Disease at age 2, I was very worried that some of her life experiences would be limited. It has been a learning curve to go to birthday parties, work with the preschool menu, etc. Would she really be able to ever go away to a summer camp, where we are not there to help her make the right choices with her food?
Needless to say, I was incredibly excited to learn that Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery™ wants to give children with Celiacs the same chance to go to camp as other kids. Rudi’s is offering 20 children (10 in Canada and 10 in the United States) the chance to spend a week at a summer camp where the food is completely gluten-free through their Happy Camper Scholarship. This is the first year this contest is offered in Canada and while Lilly is too young for camp just yet, it has me very excited for her future!
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.
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!
-Rudi’s Gluten-Free Camping Giveaway-
In addition to the camp scholarships, Rudi’s wants to encourage EVERYONE to enjoy the great outdoors this summer. They are giving away an incredible camping package valued at $250! Enter to win a tent and cooler, so that your family can enjoy nature in style!
Prize: LightSpeed Tent that 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. You will also receive a cooler with two insulated compartments for both hot and cold storage, and is made with waterproof material.
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With opportunities like this from a great company like Rudis, it really is the ideal solution for Celiacs children like my daughter, to enjoy the same summer experiences as everyone else.