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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.

AND/OR

Tweet about the giveaway!

Click here to Tweet: "I entered the @SheSpeaksUp #CampingGiveaway to win a gift card! bit.ly/28JLYR8"

*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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  • KJG3383 By KJG3383
    07.11.16  

    My favorite part of camping is cooking over a fire for a big group and sharing the meal "family style".

  • Williamsmom By Williamsmom
    07.11.16  

    I love love love camping!! It's such a family thing to do. Grilled out food is my favorite. Tastes soooo good!

  • sammey3815 By sammey3815
    07.11.16  

    I love to camp, there is nothing like being outdoors!

  • TRasmusan By TRasmusan
    07.11.16  

    Love camping! Love friends and family. HATE packing and unpacking!

  • Jannine007 By Jannine007
    07.11.16  

    Camping , I can take it or leave it.

  • superchixor By superchixor
    07.11.16  

    Smores! ;)

  • SimplyCathi By SimplyCathi
    07.11.16  

    I love everything about camping. Except sleeping on the ground. I can't sleep on the ground. I love everything about camping when I have my air mattress.

  • sns62098 By sns62098
    07.12.16  

    I love the feeling of sleeping outside and waking up to the beautiful fresh morning air with nothing to distract you from nature. sleeping in a tent thru the rain can also be quite enjoyable as long as you can stay dry!

  • myliamoua By myliamoua
    07.14.16  

    Late night smores

  • Nelsonj By Nelsonj
    07.18.16  

    i love camping is the best

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