This was the 7th year for the Newton Residential Campus' Expressive Arts Center to create a spring break "Survivor" camp. The camp started off as a way to teach youth survival skills for independent living. For instance: How do you know what is healthy to eat, what kind of fire safety plan do you have in your home and so on. However, the past four years Survivor camp has taken on a life of its own. The game has become much more about, learning how to work with others, challenging yourself and celebrating a community effort. Our hope is that survivor is a chance for the kids to experience safe, meaningful and challenging character building activities. Survivor week is also a time for our staff and agency to shine, doing what we do best, helping kids get back and retain a childhood. We theme the event every year so that we can create games related to a time period or a culture. We have had everything from Ancient Greek Gods to Pirates and this year the youth really enjoyed exploring all things Egyptian.