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Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge

July 19-24, 2015 Overnight Youth Camp with prerequisite

The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge is designed to be a collision of practical survival skills and traditional living skills. Participants are encouraged to arrive with their 10 essentials, but will have a significant advantage if they have some traditional knowledge. The week is filled with a variety of “Survival Challenges”. Successful completion of each challenge will have one benefit and one consequence. For example, completing a fire challenge with a fire steel will result in the loss of the fire steel, but the gain of a bowdrill fire kit and a metal water bottle; fire will then be harder to make, but water will be easier to purify. Items will be confiscated, “broken”, or subject to “malfunction” – determined at instructor discretion. This will push your skillset and teach you to strategize.

Failure to complete any challenge will result in a “zombie raid” that will, potentially, have disastrous consequences. Zombies (played by instructors and other staff) may confiscate any items from humans they catch. If the human village is uncovered, zombies may completely ransack the village resulting in the loss of all 10 essentials for 24 hours.

Take nothing for granted, learn to adapt, and focus on making good decisions in stressful circumstances. This camp is a fun way to put your survival knowledge to the test in a real-time simulated “crisis”.

Camp Availability:

Ages 9-13 & 13-17: Open/Available with Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain or the Traditional Living Skills Camp as prerequisite. You can meet the prerequisite the prior week or if you took one of those courses in a prior year. Otherwise, attend Wild Navigation & Orienteering Challenge with no prerequisite taking place simultaneously this week.

Ages 18 and up including parents may attend the Wilderness Orienteering & Navigation Training running simultaneously.

Camp Goals & Skills Covered:

This camp expands on the skills covered in the Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain and Traditional Living Skills Camps but tests your skills through a variety of fun, timed survival challenges.

Arrive with ALL the 10 Essentials including Metal Water Bottle, Waterproof Boots, etc. as well as Bowdrill Kit and the start of a Burn Bowl.

Camp Schedule:

Sunday: Arrive; Meet Your Colony; Inventory Supplies; Discuss Different Challenges; Begin to Strategize with Colony;

Monday: Extensive Navigation Training; Afternoon Challenge – Move from Point A to Point B by 4 PM; Zombies Unleashed to Track/Capture Those Who Did Not Reach Point B; Group Overnight at Traditional Living Camp;

Tuesday: Shelter Challenge – Hidden, Fully Stuffed, Waterproof Shelters in Pairs/Groups; Zombies Unleashed to Search for Human Colony; Dump Water on Found Shelters/Confiscate 10 Essentials; Improve Shelters; Evening Edible Plant Walk/Review;

Wednesday: Fire Challenge – Bowdrill or Fire Steel only; Zombies Unleashed on Those Who Did Not Complete; Afternoon Water Purification Challenge; Zombies Unleashed; Evening Herbal Medicine Challenge;

Thursday: Food Challenge – Make Pemmican/Jerky & Collect Wild Edibles; Afternoon Challenge – Carry 10 Essentials, Set-up Camp for Night, Zombies Hunt until Dark, Participants Survive Overnight;

Friday: Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge. (opens Word doc)

Camp Instructors:

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris Chisholm
Kim & Chris Chisholm will be on site this week, supervising staff survival specialists.

Location, Pick-up, Drop-off and Airport/Bus/Train Transportation Options:

Click here for location and transportation details which are the same as for the intro Wilderness Navigation & Orienteering Challenge and the adult Wilderness Orienteering & Navigation Training running simultaneously.


Costs are the same as for the intro Wilderness Chefs & Herbal Medics or the adult Wild Ethnobotany & Herbal Foray running simultaneously.

Click here for costs to attend multiple weeks: Prerequisites for the the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge include Survivors Side of the Mountain or the Traditional Living Skills Camp running the week prior. Recommended additions to enhance your survival skills even further include the Wildlife Safari – Tracking Wolf Country afterwards, plus Secrets of the Ancient Scout and Ancient Archers & Artisans in August.

Standard Discounts: You will receive cumulative discounts of $5 per additional camp you attend this summer, $5 per additional family member attending this summer, $5 for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer, and $5 per online review you do for us on a searchable site like google once you’ve attended a program.

Registration Options:

Check/Mail/Email Registration Option: Print out and complete our Microsoft Word Registration Form for each participant and send with a check deposit payable to the Wolf College, 1026 14th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371. You can also email us a completed registration form and pay using your preferred method.

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 253-604-4681 or 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

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Our refund policy is that deposits are not refundable unless your registration is not accepted. If you cancel after making additional payment, you may receive a credit for a future program, minus a 25% administration fee of total payments made, in case of emergency. You will receive a full refund if your program is canceled and not rescheduled at a time that you can attend. No refund (and not necessarily any credit) is given if a participant is inappropriate at the program and asked to leave.

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