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Camping: Love it or Hate it? Enter to Win a Gift Card in our #CampingGiveaway!

Camping: Love it or Hate it?  Enter to Win a Gift Card in our #CampingGiveaway!

Few vacations elicit such opposing reactions as camping. There are diehard campers who can’t wait to spend their weekends cooking meals over the fire and relaxing under the stars. And there are also people who are majorly turned off by the idea of bugs crawling around them and sleeping without a personal bathroom in their room.

Are you a camper? Read on and then enter below for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to either REI or Amazon - winner's choice!

Truth is, camping can be many things. Yes, it’s dirty and buggy but it’s also a peaceful escape from the daily grind, where you’re forced to turn off the electronics and explore the beauty of the natural world.

Whether you are camping in a tent, cabin, RV, or treehouse, the benefits of being out in nature are well-documented. It helps the body, mind and spirit, while also strengthening family bonds. Plus, it can be tons of fun, even for beginners.

We recently asked young campers what their favorite part of camping is and were told everything from “sleeping in the tent” to “playing outside all day.” And who could forget “roasting s’mores on the campfire?"

And now the National Wildlife Federation is encouraging everyone to have this experience when it sponsors the Great American Campout on June 25th and all summer long. Check out their website for first-timer tips, and to take a pledge to try camping this summer.

What do you love (or hate!) about camping? Tell us and you could win a $25 gift certificate to either REI or Amazon - winner's choice!

There are two ways to enter:

Simply comment below and tell us your favorite (or least favorite) part of camping.


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Click here to Tweet: "I entered the @SheSpeaksUp #CampingGiveaway to win a gift card!"

*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift card to either REI or Amazon (winner's choice). Giveaway is open through Junly 4th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thank you to everyone for entering! Congrats to our winner, SheSpeaks member smethvin!

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  • tara19652006 By tara19652006

    I hate camping but my husband loves it

  • yangfen88 By yangfen88

    Adventure is my camp favor part

  • Noelleb By Noelleb

    Hate it, with a passion!

  • kcat55 By kcat55

    Least favorite part are the bugs!

  • nels8657 By nels8657

    Love it! Good food, friends, relaxing and spending time outside!

  • Rebecca18287 By Rebecca18287

    I hate camping and having to sleep in a tent on the ground.

  • jlritter68 By jlritter68

    I don't like anything about camping unless it is in a hotel!

  • cshell202 By cshell202

    I don't like camping because of the bugs.

  • tumcsec By tumcsec

    I love, love, love camping. My husband and I go often. Plan to do much more when our grandson starts school in a year. I love being able to relax, read and crochet. And my husband does all the cooking!! The only thing I dislike are all the bugs, especially the mosquitoes and biting flies!!!!

  • donnalee2001 By donnalee2001

    My idea of camping is in a RV. I love seeing the different sites, and enjoying the beauty of nature, but having type O blood, the mosquitoes just love me. Give me a place where I can retreat to when they come out, and I'm good to go.

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