Friday, February 23, 2024

Love Bush’s Beans and National Parks? There’s a Bean Can Camper Van Vacay Just for You.


The National Park Service and Bush’s Beans are partnering on an all-expenses paid camper van getaway to Big Bend, Grand Teton, or the Great Smoky Mountains.

Beans and camping go together like, well, camping and beans. So the National Park Service and Bush’s Beans have made it official. They’re partnering to bring three fans and their favorite human bean a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Bush’s Beans ‘Canper’ van — a fully stocked giant bean can on wheels that you can camp in, near three national parks this summer.

The lucky winners will stay at Big Bend National Park in Texas, Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee — Bush’s home state since 1908.

Bush’s partnership with the National Park Foundation will support the nonprofit’s mission to protect and preserve the more than 400 national parks that make up the National Park System, which includes landscapes and wilderness, historical sites, and places of cultural significance.

Winners will get to experience the national parks like never before with this bean lover’s dream stay, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip for the winner and their guest to one national park and a stay nearby in Bush’s Canper (includes flights, ground transportation, and a $200 travel stipend).

The Canper is specially designed with bean-themed decor and is outfitted with water and power. It also comes stocked with food, beverages, and custom Bush’s Beans camping gear, so you have all the comforts of home in the great outdoors.

Inside the Bush's Beans canper
The Canper features bean-themed design touches, is outfitted with water and power and comes stocked with food, beverages and custom Bush’s Beans canping gear so you have all the comforts of home in the great outdoors. | Courtesy

Bean-centric, camping-themed breakfasts and dinners prepared by a private chef, plus packed lunch on the go to stay fueled during all of your park adventures will be provided. Winners also receive a guided excursion of their choice in or around the national park.

“As a camping staple that fuels outdoor adventures, Bush’s is excited to partner with the National Park Foundation and support their mission of protecting and preserving our national parks for current and future visitors,” Stephen Palacios, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Innovation at Bush’s, said in a statement.

“We’re happy to welcome Bush’s to the National Park Foundation family,” said Chad Jones, Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at the National Park Foundation. “We look forward to fostering a sense of fun and adventure centered on national park experiences this summer.”

Bush’s Beans are a delicious campsite essential that fuels outdoor exploration and adventures year-round, the company says. But they’re also essential outside of the campground as a healthy, flavorful, and versatile protein that’s highly sustainable, that giving back more to the soil than it takes out.

Fans can enter to win the 3-day, 2-night stay for themselves and a guest in the Bush’s Canper at a campground near Big Bend National Park, Grand Teton National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by visiting the bush canper website.

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