This summer's biggest challenge testing strength and smarts won't be found on Big Brother or Wipeout, but instead right here at home.
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Moose Jaw Miller Express player, Andrew Soloman, kicks a ball around with campers at YaraCentre's Survivor Camp. Also Miller Express athlethes helping out this year are Frank Pluskota (centre) and Aidan Stinnett (far right). Times-Herald photo by Mickey Djuric
YaraCetre kicked off their Survivor camp this week and teams are being put to the test.
Challenges will include obstacle courses testing endurance, trivia questions testing wits and a food competition testing stomachs.
Teams are determined by camp coordinator, Acacia Sorenson, who strategically picked players for opposing sides.
"The kids seem to be having a lot of fun. They're anxious to get started on the survivor portion. I wanted to get to know the kids before putting them into teams so I can gauge who is more competitive and who's the most social," said Sorenson.
Once teams are made they will get to design their own flag and face off in a friendly battle.
Helping Sorenson out this week are three players from the Moose Jaw Miller Express who will be at the camp until Wednesday.
"We really like to help out in the community," said Andrew Soloman, player with the Moose Jaw Miller Express. "They do so much for us, they pretty much pay for us to play here, so we do anything we can do to just give back a little bit."
Teammate Frank Pluskota agreed, saying it's a good chance to connect with their teams' supporters.
"These kids are always coming out to support us at our games, so we figure why not come out and help them," said Pluskota.
Kids ages seven to 12 can still register for Survivor camp which runs until Thursday. It costs $40 to register and can be done over the phone at (306) 694-4560.