Camp Scholarship for Kids with Celiac and Camping Equipment Giveaway

My BFF when I was little was diagnosed with Celiac disease, and now two of Grace’s BFFs have also been diagnosed.  Celiac disease is when the body is unable to digest gluten.  Back when I was a kid gluten-free products were hard to come by – my friend’s mom had to bake her bread each week, or they had to go to the next city to find the one bakery that carried such a product.  There was no internet to look up information, and my mom could not just text her mom to find out if my friend could eat a certain food or not.  I am sure that it was stressful for my friend and her mom to send her to other people’s houses and trust that she was being fed the right food.  Even now with all the tools, and the wider variety of products available that are labelled gluten-free, I know Grace’s friends and their moms worry about keeping them safe.  If simple play dates and birthday parties are stressful, imagine how overwhelming the idea of sleep-away summer camp would be for these families?

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery™ wants to give some of these children 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 – what an amazing opportunity for some great Canadian kids. Imagine how great that would be for gluten-free kids to get to go to camp and not have to worry about what they eat!

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! 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!

Rudi’s Bakery is all about living life to the fullest while giving back to its community. 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, making friends and having fun.
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.

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.
Plus, a cooler with two insulated compartments for both hot and cold storage, and is made with waterproof material.
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery offers a delicious line of gluten-free products for the whole family, including sandwich breads, tortillas and hamburger buns. Visit Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery website  to learn more.
*Contest is not open to residents of Quebec

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