Survivor Lakeland has started up their campaign for Castaways. The annual four day long fundraising event, which will be held July 14-18) sees 20 contestants battle it out for $5000 and raise funds for a worthwhile charity.
Each year the organization chooses a different charity to benefit from the event. The first year saw The Boys and Girls Club benefit, in the second year funds went to Special Olympics Lakeland and the third year money raised was for The Lakeland Centre for FASD. In three years, Lakeland Survivor has raised over $120000.
This year Castaways will help raise money for the summer camp, Kiev’s K Hi. It will be an unique opportunity for the Castaways, as this will be the first year the event will be held at the location which it is benefiting. Castaways will get to see firsthand the upgrades and renovationg that are needed at the summer camp.
Kiev’s K Hi offers a wonderful opportunity for boys and girls to enjoy happy, character building summer days in the great outdoors on Moose Lake. Campers have the opportunity to swim, dance, do crafts, participate in sports and enjoy the fun of hikes, campfires, cookouts and singsongs. Kiev’s K Hi is aging and there are many upgrades and renovations that need to be done in order to keep this camp a happy and safe atmosphere for the kids and volunteers
To become a Castaway you must be over the age of 18 and fill out an application form, which is reviewed by Survivor Lakeland’s board. If the application is successful, the Castaway’s first mission is to raise $1000 to participate. There are incentives to raise more, including a prize for the top fundraiser.
The game is played much like its reality show namesake, Castaways are split into two tribes and compete against each other in various challenges. Castaways vote each other out of the game and they even merge into one tribe as the numbers dwindle. There are immunity idols hidden throughout the game and challenges for food and other delicacies.