Zombies Take Over Usher's Ferry

By Sarah McCarthy, Reporting Intern

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Zombies took over the streets of Usher's Ferry Historic Village, Thursday. A group of kids had to stop them from escaping and running wild in Cedar Rapids.

The zombie apocalypse was all a part of a spring break camp for kids.

"It's not necessarily the zombie camp that's important," Chloe Streif, a volunteer that played one of the zombies said. "It's the survival skills through the camp. They learn how to build a fire, how to build a shelter, find clean water."

The kids worked in a team to fight the zombies and used a special white powder called Z-Cure to stop them.

One camper said that seeing a real life zombie is a little scary at first.

"For the first time you're probably going to be scared out of your wits," Brodi Nelson, a nine-year-old camper said. "I cried the first time I saw a zombie."

But the kids rallied together and eventually won their zombie battle.
Organizers say they plan to hold the camp again in the summer.
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