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Zombie Apocalypse Survival Challenge

July 16-21, 2017 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”.

BACK-TO-BACK SPECIAL! NEW CAMPERS: Register for three weeks in a row July 2-21 (Wild Discovery Film Camp Survival Intro, followed by Survivors Side of the Mountain, then Advanced Survival: Primal or Zombie Apocalypse) and weekend stayovers are free! CAMP ALUMNI: Register for just two weeks in a row between July 2-21 and receive free transport or stay free over the weekend!

Camp Availability:

Ages 9-17: Open/Available with prerequisite of Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain in the previous week or year. This is an advanced program.

Ages 18 and up may only participate if enrolled in our Earth Skills Teaching Apprenticeship.

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.

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)

Wolf Camp Co-Owners Kim & Chris ChisholmCamp Instructors:

Kim & Chris Chisholm are on site all week directing our professionally-trained staff instructors who make up our hallmark 6-1 average, 8-1 maximum student-instructor ratio so critical for high-level outdoor educational programs. Read our FAQ’s for more details and check out our overnight camp testimonials and dating all the way back to 1997!

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 youth Wilderness Survivors Side of the Mountain and the adult Wilderness Survival Training & Trek.

BACK-TO-BACK SPECIAL! NEW CAMPERS: Register for three weeks in a row July 2-21 (Wild Discovery Film Camp Survival Intro, followed by Survivors Side of the Mountain, then Advanced Survival: Primal or Zombie Apocalypse) and weekend stayovers are free! CAMP ALUMNI: Register for just two weeks in a row between July 2-21 and receive free transport or stay free over the weekend!


2017 Summer Overnight Camp weeks are $735. To reserve your spot, make a $175 deposit and your balance will be due upon arrival. The cost includes everything from Sunday-Friday including organic camp t-shirt at your first camp, or survival knife, firesteel or field guide at subsequent camp weeks depending on topic. The only additional expenses you may incur for our courses are for travel and specific gear, although we have extras in case you can’t acquire something. You will also need health insurance, so check with us for recommendations on inexpensive temporary insurance if necessary. Also, please see above for optional transportation and weekend stayover choices.

DISCOUNTS: In addition to our back-to-back free transport or weekend stayover special described two paragraphs above, take advantage of our 20th Anniversary Alumni Discount special price of $695 also available to new camp families at a second camp or adding a second family member this summer. Otherwise our standard cumulative discounts are $5 per additional week you attend this summer, $5 off per additional family member attending this summer, and $5 off for successfully referring other families who register campers this summer.

Scholarships: Scholarships for overnight camps are available for Survivors Side of the Mountain and Secrets of the Ancient Scout, so click those links to check availability and apply early in case spaces fill up. Please also note that our focus for scholarships is for residents of the Pacific Northwest states, and especially foster children, enrolled tribal members, and the underprivileged. If you need financial assistance or want to apply for a merit scholarship, click on Max Davis Scholarships and add answers to its 8 financial aid scholarship questions to your camp registration form, or complete a merit scholarship project as described on that page.

Register Now for Summer 2017:

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at 425-248-0253 and we will run your card securely over the phone.

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

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Refund Policy: Standard deposits ($75 for day programs, $175 for overnight programs) are not refundable unless we don’t accept your application. If you cancel for any reason, you may receive a full credit good through the following calendar year on appropriate and available programs listed on our schedule, although an additional deposit may be required to secure your spot in the future program. If a program you sign up for is canceled and not rescheduled at a time you can attend, you may receive a full refund except in case of natural (weather, geologic, etc) disasters, government shutdowns, conflicts or curfews, 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 without expiration date for your future use in appropriate/available programs of your choice. No refund, nor credit, is given if a participant is asked to leave a program for inappropriateness as determined by our kids, youth and adult agreements for participation.

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