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

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**CONTEST CLOSED. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HEART-FELT, WONDERFUL ENTRIES. WE WISH WE COULD HAVE CHOSEN EVERYONE BUT ULTIMATELY CHOSE THE FOLLOWING THREE WINNERS: KATE FELDMAN, CONNIE DACHTLER AND CARLOS SANTISTEVAN JR. CONGRATULATIONS!**

As a lover of all-things outdoors, I am over-the-moon excited about Coleman’s Great American Backyard Campout, an exclusive camping opportunity for YOU!

I mean, who wouldn’t 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 that you get to keep?

What is it?
The Coleman Company, Inc. is hosting a private camping event for several families on June 23, 2012 and Mile High Mamas will be choosing THREE families as winners.

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 am one of the three families chosen, 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. There will be a full campsite worth of Coleman gear for you to use at the event, and take home with you. That includes:

An 8-person Instant Tent, two Queen-size airbeds, one Adjustable Comfort Sleeping Bag per family member, a CPX 6 LED Duo Lantern, one CPX 4.5 LED Flashlight per family member, a 50-QT Xtreme 5 Wheeled Cooler, two Patio Sling Chairs, two Quad Chairs with Cooler, a lighted tent fan and some additional small goodies like playing cards and a compass. Approximate retail value is $1,500.


Three families will also win a spot at the Campout event which includes the following activities valued at $995:

  • Horseback riding
  • 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

  • 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.

    Unless you really want to. 🙂

    Where is the event located, since I have to travel? Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Road, Lakwood, CO 80465.

    When is it? The Great American Backyard Campout takes place from 11 a.m. on June 23 until 10 a.m. on June 24. Please do not enter the contest unless you are available those dates and times.

    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.

    How do I enter the contest? It’s easy! In 100 words or less, tell us why your family would like to attend the campout. PLEASE GO HERE TO ENTER and if you have any questions, go here for the official rules. You are responsible for your own transportation but if you’re willing to make the trip to Lakewood, enter away! The total grand prize is valued at $2,495.

    The contest deadline is June 8, 2012, after which time we’ll be selecting three winners. We will then coordinate with Coleman to get you everything you need before the campout and we’ll see you June 23.

    Hopefully!

    Amber Johnson
    Author: Amber Johnson

    Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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