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Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge

July 17-22, 2016 Overnight Camp with prerequisite near Mount Rainier

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: This advanced camp is open/available but only with prerequisite of either the Wild Navigation & Orienteering Challenge running the previous week or year, or the Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain in a previous year.

Ages 18-26 may attend the Wilderness Survival Training & Trek running simultaneously.

Camp Goals & Skills Covered:

This camp expands on the skills covered in the prerequisite courses, and tests your skills further 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 detailswhich are the same as for the intro Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain and the adult Wilderness Survival Training & Trek running simultaneously.


Costs are the same as for the intro Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain or the adult Wilderness Survival Training & Trek running simultaneously.  Recommended additions to enhance your survival skills even further include the Wildlife Safari – Tracking Wolf Country, plus Secrets of the Ancient Scout and Ancient Archers & Artisans in August.

Standard Discounts: You will receive cumulative discounts of $10 per additional week you attend this summer, $10 off per additional family member attending this summer, $10 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer, and once you’ve attended a program, $10 per online review you do for us on a searchable site like google and yelp, no matter how positive. Please note that the Better Business Bureau and other sites forbid any incentive for writing reviews so we can’t give credits for those, but still appreciate it since it’s hard to get reviews when people are as satisfied as our camp families. Thanks!

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 425-248-0253 and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

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Refund Policy: If your registration is not accepted, you will receive a full refund on deposits. Otherwise, deposits are not refundable. If you cancel after making further payment, you may receive a credit for future programs, minus deposit, in case of emergency, although additional leniency may be given if you registered more than a month in advance. You will receive a full refund if the program you sign up for is canceled and not rescheduled at a time you can attend, except in case of natural disasters or other unforeseen emergencies making it impossible for staff and/or attendees to reach or use program locations, in which case all payments made will be held by us for future use whenever the program is rescheduled or whenever space is available in any future program of your choice. No refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is asked to leave for inappropriateness as determined by our agreements for participation.

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