Survival Challenge (SC) is an accelerated five day version of the CBS reality show Survivor held in Macomb, Illinois each summer. With a 50+ member volunteer squad anchored by an experienced production team, SC provides fans, SuperFans, and fun-seekers an opportunity to play Survivor.

How? By emulating how CBS runs their game (while adding a few twists of our own)! Battling the elements and each other, late night strategy talks, lies that sound like truth and truth that sounds like lies… idols, advantages, blindsides at Tribal Council… our game has it all!

All of our players pay a fee to play and we donate our proceeds to charities of our choice.

*Survival Challenge production recognizes the value of having a diverse cast that provides an environment in which contestants feel they can thrive socially, emotionally, and competitively. We also understand socioeconomic status and lack of representation in prior casts may be a barrier for people to apply and participate. With the intention of increasing access to participation and support diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Survival Challenge community, several scholarships for historically underrepresented and Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) individuals are available to cover the required donation to participate. You will still be responsible for all costs of transportation to and from the event. If you are selected to compete, we would be happy to talk further about receiving a scholarship.*

How Do I Apply?

Do you have what it takes to compete in Survival Challenge? Are you a huge fan of Survivor? Do you want to test yourself in a 5-day competition that will push your physical, social and strategic skills to the limit? If so, read on and consider applying!

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Don’t wait. Apply today for this amazing chance to compete with other fellow Survivor super fans and make friends from all over the country.