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Durham Warriors Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which covers the costs for disabled veterans, active duty military and their families, and other non-profits to stay at Maine Forest Yurts in Durham, Maine.

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2014 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge

1. Group ShotOur second annual Durham Warriors Survival Challenge was held August 21st - 24th 2014 to raise money for disabled military veterans and their families and other non-profits to stay for free at Maine Forest Yurts. The event was a 4 day, Survivor-themed competition where 21 contestants from around the country competed in various outdoor challenges, survived in the Maine woods, held tribal councils, and voted for one winner. For more information and details on how to apply for next year’s event, please visit

Three of the competitors in this year’s challenge included former Survivor contestants Kathy Sleckman, Coby Archa, and Matt Bischoff. We also had former contestants from Survivor in attendance, including the first winner of Survivor Richard Hatch and two-time winner Sandra Diaz-Twine.

Highlights from 2014 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge!


Part 1 from 2014 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge


Part 2 from 2014 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge



2013 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge

Our first annual Durham Warriors Survival Challenge was held September 5th – 8th 2013 to raise money for military veterans and their families to stay for free at Maine Forest Yurts. We had a blast and the event was a success!

In total, 18 contestants from across the country, including four from Maine, took part in image_19the competition.  The three teams of six contestants each had a surprise visitor with the appearances of former “Survivor” contestants Terry Deitz, Eric Reichenbach and Kenward “Boo” Bernis.

After four days of surviving and competing in the Maine outdoors, Russell O’Cain from South Carolina was voted the winner of the first Durham Warriors Survival Challenge!

Photos from the 2013 event can be viewed here.

DWP_WinnerBelow are some nice articles, pictures and video of the event:

Watch the whole event! Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4

‘Survivor’ winner has the right idea

‘Survivor’ challenge

‘Survivor’ campers compete in Durham

Survival skills raise cash for South Portland ‘Survivor’ winner’s Durham camp

Everyone survived first ‘Survivor’ benefit

LAST MAN STANDING: Cordova man recovers from broken neck, wins ‘Survivor’-style event

Great stills from Durham Maine’s own photographer Lisa Littel

Video compliments of our friend Dan Mooers PART 1, PART 2

Video compliments of Bill Brock: PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 5, PART 6


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