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Coleman Great American Backyard Campout *Win a Camping Trip & Supplies (valued at $2,495) Northern California*

My family and I love being outdoors and absolutely loved camping! So you can imagine how excited I am to share the Coleman’s Great American Backyard Campout, an exclusive camping opportunity for YOU!

Would you like to attend an overnight, family-friendly campout with a celebrity chef cooking your meals, live entertainment, fun outdoor activities and all the Coleman gear you need provided?

What is it?  The Coleman Company, Inc. is hosting a private camping event for 15 families. I get to choose 5 of those families from amongst my blog readers!

Why are they hosting this event?  Coleman has partnered with National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to sponsor this year’s Great American Backyard Campout. Coleman and NWF want to inspire parents to get their families outside, even if they’ve never camped before.

If I win, what do I get? The winners will receive a family ticket (for a family of up to five) to attend the Coleman Great American Backyard Campout event. You are responsible for your own transportation, so it’s better if you live close enough to drive. We won’t exclude you because of distance, though – if you’re willing to make the trip, you can enter! At the campout, you and your family will get:

  • A full campsite worth of Coleman gear for you to use at the event, and take home with you when it’s over
  • Meals, recipes and outdoor cooking instruction from a local celebrity chef
  • Fishing instructions from a Shakespeare fishing pro fisherman
  • Stargazing with an astronomer
  • Live campfire sing-alongs with a local musician
  • Guided morning hike with a delicious breakfast at the destination
  • Easy ways your family can help the environment while camping from Leave No Trace
  • Lots of Coleman helpers to lend a hand if you have questions about the outdoors
  • Plenty of fun leisure activities, like a bean bag toss, Frisbee throwing, card games and more

The Campsite full of Gear includes:

My family has never been camping before. Can we still attend? Absolutely! This event is designed for campers who don’t have a lot of experience, or any experience at all. Plenty of Coleman folks will be available to give you a hand with your gear and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also have modern facilities and running water at the campsite, so there’s no need to worry about going too “extreme” your first time out.


Where is the event located, since I have to travel? Lake Berryesssa – Chaparral Cove, 7600 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA  94558

When is it? The Great American Backyard Campout takes place on June 23, 2012. Coleman’s event will be taking place from 11 a.m. on June 23 until 10 a.m. on June 24.

What is the Great American Backyard Campout all about? Great American Backyard Campout is part of National Wildlife Federation’s “Be Out There” movement, which is designed to provide tools that inspire parents and children to spend time in the outdoors. Over the next three years, NWF’s goal is to get 10 million more kids playing outside on a regular basis. Spending a night under the stars is the perfect way to start.




That’s a lot of info – but now I’d really like to attend with my family. How does the contest work? It’s easy! In 100 words or less, tell me these things:

  • Your name, phone number and email address. We’ll only call or email you if you’re a winner, and we won’t disclose your info to anyone else.
  • If you’re willing to travel to the event location on June 23.
  • Why your family would like to attend the campout.

On June 8, I’ll be selecting 5 winners from the entries I receive from you. I’ll inform the winners individually, and we’ll coordinate with Coleman to get you everything you need before the campout. Then, we’ll see each other on June 23!

If you have any questions about the contest, let me know. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll find out from Coleman and get back to you as soon as I can.

To see the Official Rules click HERE


About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. What a fabulous opportunity! I live in Oregon, so the drive down to Napa (I’m originally from CA) wouldn’t be too difficult. I’d love for my kids to experience this campout!
    I’m reluctant to post my phone number here publicly; if you email me, I’ll be glad to provide my contact info.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    p.s. The link for the rules brought me to a blank page

  2. What a fabulous idea! This is not too far from me and its actually happening on my birthday :). I would love to attend because my Husband and I were actually discussing taking our boys camping for the first time last weekend, I admit the idea terrified me because they are aged 3 and 11 months lol but this is the perfect excuse!

    Like the previous poster I would prefer to not publicly list my phone number 😉

  3. This event is prefect for our family’s needs. My husband and I have been discussing our desire to take the kids camping but we are not sure where to begin regarding needs and safety. We both camped a few times when we were kids (in our 40’s now) and the experience left amazing and lasting memories — away from light pollution, away from the hum of electronics, closer to mother earth. Especially in today’s world, teaching yourself and your family of nature’s healing love, and how to respect it, is a gift that will last a lifetime.

    Please e-mail me for a phone number. Thank you!

    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  4. I am a single mom to a 10 year old boy and we absolutely LOVE to go camping. We go to the desret a lot and it’s so much fun. The memories families make with camping last a lifetime. I would love to go with him and experience this. I know he would love all the outdoor activities a well.

  5. I cried when I first read about this giveaway! I would LOVE to win this prize! I’ve camped every year of my life, until I met my husband 15 years ago. We never seemed to have the opportunity to go on a camping trip in those years. Even when we wanted to, we didn’t have the gear to make it successful. As a result, my boys haven’t had the awesome experience that only a camping trip can bring. Please Please Pick Our Family! We would totally make a trip to Napa for this! Kellie Terrett (909)336-6562,

  6. Tracy Davis/425 223 0224/

    We are willing to travel to the event location on June 23.

    Why your family would like to attend the campout? Because we haven’t had time to spend quality time together lately and this would be wonderful for us. We have also never been camping so it would be a great adventure.

  7. We love being outside. I have never taken my kids camping cuz I don’t have the gear. I’m a single mom and would love to experience this with great familys. Meet new people. Thank you for hosting this awesome opportunity.

  8. Would love to spend the time with my family. Busy lives! Camping brings families back to basic! We would absolutely attend and this is my birthday so it would be a terrific celebration. If you email me I will send a ph# just do not want to post public. Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. My family and I would absolutely LOVE to win this prize. Both my fiance and my father have been avid campers their entire lives, and they would be more than thrilled to be able to have a nice family camping trip this summer. My father just got the news that he is cancer free after a recent battle with prostate cancer, and he is feeling great and ready to get back to his favorite activities. Also, my fiance just had foot surgery, and his recovery process has been extremely long and painful. I think it would be wonderful to be able to brighten the day of two wonderful men who have been through so much, and are very deserving of a nice relaxing family camping trip.

  10. This would be an amazing trip for us! Normally we camp with our kids a couple of times a year but we’ve only done one overnight since our youngest was born (she’s not quite 2).

    We live a couple hours away and it would be an amazing experience, especially with all of the extra instruction and interesting things to do! Normally the most exciting thing about camping is hiking! I’m emailing you my phone number so you have it. Thanks for the chance!

  11. I would absolutely travel to this event…how fun! We’d love to win because we haven’t been camping in forever and we love to! Also we don’t own any camping equipment except a couple of sleeping bags…(last time we went car camping and slept in the back of my friend’s van!) so receiving all these camping supplies would enable us to camp more in the future.

    I would be sooooooooooooooooooo excited to win this!!!
    Pick me! Pick me! 🙂

    (will provide phone #)

  12. We would love to go, but we are military and will be moving to Fort Bliss in a few weeks. The camping gear would be nice to take the family camping in another location, my kids keep asking to go.
    If you email me I will give you my phone number.

  13. I just noticed that someone had emailed you their phone number–so, I decided I would, too. Then I noticed that the contact page was for a company review/giveaway. Just in case not providing my phone number would eliminate me from consideration, here it is: (541) 998-7951
    p.s. I know the giveaway has ended, but if winners haven’t been announced yet, I wanted you to have my number (as you requested)

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