Kids Invade Cedar Rapids Zombie Camp
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - There's a group of kids you won't find balled up on the couch watching television or playing video games this spring break. Instead they are living a popular storyline -- preparing for a zombie apocalypse.
Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation is sponsoring this two week zombie survival camp. 27 kids are running around the Ushers Ferry Historic Village this week, chanting, marching and learning.
While at camp, the kids make emergency survival kits, build shelters, and navigate their way though a wilderness. This is the camp's second year, with the idea stemming from a child participating in another city sponsored camp.
Program coordinator Ann Cajka says while the kids have fun, they also take away some fundamental skills.
"We found it actually has a lot of opportunities for naturalist interpretation and emergency and disaster planning, even some historic skills, so we put together a zombie camps and it's just immensely popular," Cajka said.
Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation will organize another zombie camp this summer.
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