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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.

Email or call us if you or someone you know is an individual, family, or non-profit group that would like to stay at Maine Forest Yurts!

 

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2016 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge

Our fourth annual Durham Warriors Survival Challenge was held from June 24th – 26th 2016 to raise money for disabled military veterans and their families and other non-profits to stay for free at Maine Forest Yurts. The event is a 3 day, Survivor-themed competition where contestants from around the country compete in various outdoor challenges, survive in the Maine woods, hold tribal councils, and vote for one winner.

Six of the competitors in the 2016 challenge included former Survivor contestants Kyle Jason from Survivor: Kaoh Rong, Spencer Bledsoe from Survivor: Cagayan and Survivor: Cambodia, Twila Tanner from Survivor: Vanuatu, Matt Bischoff from Survivor: Caramoa, Kelly Shinn from Survivor: Nicaragua, and Nina Acosta from Survivor: One World.
The event was held at Maine Forest Yurts and was open to the public to watch. Former contestants from Survivor were in the audience, including the first winner of Survivor Richard Hatch from Survivor: Borneo, Zoe Zanidakis from Survivor: Marquesas, Yau-Man Chan from Survivor: Fiji, Denise Martin from Survivor: China, Kathy Sleckman from Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites, Jimmy T from Survivor: Nicaragua, Dr. Jill Behm from Survivor: Nicaragua, Michael Snow from Survivor: Caramoan, Nina Poersch from Survivor: Worlds Apart, and Bob Crowley from Survivor: Gabon.

Photos from our previous competitions can be found in our gallery or at our Durham Warriors Facebook page. Next year’s event will be held from June 22nd – June 25th, 2017. For more information, please visit www.durhamwarriorschallenge.com.

 

2015 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge

Our third annual Durham Warriors Survival Challenge was held from August 28th – AllContestants30th 2015 to raise money for disabled military veterans and their families and other non-profits to stay for free at Maine Forest Yurts. The event is a 4 day, Survivor-themed competition where contestants from around the country compete in various outdoor challenges, survive in the Maine woods, hold tribal councils, and vote for one winner.

Six of the competitors in this year’s challenge included former Survivor contestants Nina Poersch, Troyzan Robertson, Joel Klug, Jamie Newton, Brooke Struck, and Dr. Jill Behm.

Photos of this year’s competition can be found in our gallery or at our Durham Warriors Facebook page.

 

Highlights from 2015 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge!

 

Episode 1 from 2015 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge!

 

Episode 2 from 2015 Durham Warriors Survival Challenge!

 

 

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.

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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