1. They’re at home in the outdoors.
Camp and Environmental programs have been a staple of Camp Fire since 1910. Camp Fire kids are right at home in the outdoors, with lots of places to run, hide, and build shelter. While their peers complain about the ongoing lack of wi-fi, the ones wearing Camp Fire shirts are blazing a new trail.

2. Fire building. It is an important skill.

So important, in fact, that while other survivors are still collecting twigs and trying to figure out the right order to stack tinder, Camp Fire kids have already warmed their hands and are moving on to cooking. Which brings us to…

3. Archery. Campers love it. Zombies don’t.

If the Walking Dead has taught parents anything, we know having bow skills in the zombie apocalypse is critical.

4. Camp Fire youth shift gears.

It’s part of Thrive{ology} — when Camp Fire kids run up against an obstacle to their goals, they’ve learned to shift gears and find another way. And in the zombie apocalypse, you can imagine the many obstacles one is likely to encounter.

5. Reflection is built in.

Camp Fire youth are used to the Thrive{ology} concept to take time and reflect on experiences and activities. Picture it: After a harrowing close call with a walker, what can you take from this experience that will help you avoid trouble next time? Focus on those life lessons and grow safer day by day!

6. You’ll likely wander into a friendly camp.

Zombie’s don’t let people stay in one place for very long. They (slowly) push you onward. With 60 councils across the country, a Camp Fire camp or program site is probably just around the corner. Bonus: There’s a trained, caring adult at each one of them. Ask for help and you’ll get it!

7. Healthy living has advantages.

While others are out looking in dangerous places for the last Twinkie on earth, Camp Fire kids understand important energy balance concepts that emphasize not only conserving energy to find food, but which food is going to be a better choice! Side note: Brains are not a stand-alone food group.

8. Diversity and Inclusion: core concepts before and after Z-time.

As our population dwindles, we’ll need to rely on any non-flesh eater left as we help each other survive. It doesn’t matter if they don’t look like us, sound like us, or are different in any way — everyone can contribute. Distrust of the living makes us vulnerable to the zombies.

9. Teen service and leadership.

Can you say WoHeLo? Youth, especially teens, want to shape the world! Teens who actively engage in community service and take on leadership roles at school and in their communities make a real difference and contribute to a better world. One, eventually, without zombies.

10. Parents can survive too.

Camp Fire programs engage the whole family. That’s right — your absolutely incredible Camp Fire kid will make sure you make it through the apocalypse!