Bob Crowley's Survival Camp
July 5th-8th  2011

Saddleback is hosting a special four-day survival camp with Bob Crowley, known to most as Survivor Bob, the winner of the CBS television show Survivor. Bob won Survivor Gabon season 17 in December 2008. He is the oldest winner of the show and the first teacher and the first Mainer to win. Participants will be entertained and educated as Bob tells stories and teaches survival and camping skills at Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley Maine.

Bob along with his assistant, registered Maine Guide Peter Christensen, will take you into the woods each day for four days with a focus on fire building techniques, cooking over fires, gathering food, shelter building and navigation. The third day will include an overnight camping experience in the shelters you will have created.

This camp is geared toward people interested in having an enormously good time with Bob in the great outdoors. Families, couples and singles are all welcome. Anyone ages 10 and older who is able to walk in the woods for a few hours and carry a light pack (10-20lbs) and loves to hear great stories is welcome.  This is certain to be an experience of a lifetime.

The following is a brief description of each day:

Day 1

8 AM registration at Saddleback base lodge.
Introductions, course objectives, safety review, goals of guests, review of supplies.
A short hike followed by fire making techniques and cooking lunch.
Return to base by 5 PM.

  • · Lunch provided · Breakfast & Dinner own your own.

Day 2

Meet at 9 AM at the Rangeley Lakes Trail Center.
An overview of challenges finding food in the Maine wilderness and how to be prepared for those challenges.
Explore the streams and bogs around Saddleback Lake to gather food and fish. Cook lunch with what is foraged, supplemented with additional supplies.
Return to Trail Center by 5 PM.

  • · Lunch provided · Breakfast, Dinner own your own.

Day 3

Meet at 9 AM at the Saddleback base lodge.
Prepare for overnight and check guest’s gear.
Take a short hike and learn different options of creating shelter, cook lunch, dinner, listen to many more of Bob’s stories and spend the night in the Maine woods.

  • · Lunch & Dinner provided · Breakfast own your own.

Day 4

This day will begin with cooking breakfast at your campsite. The rest of the day will be devoted to map and compass skills. Included will be a brief introduction GPS use.
With these skills we will bushwhack to the Trail Center where we will be transported back to the base lodge.
Review of skills and lessons learned.
Say good bye to Survivor Bob and new found friends.

  • ·Breakfast and Lunch provided · Dinner on your own.

What we provide:

  • Lunch each day, dinner and breakfast for the overnight.
  • Hand line and hooks for fishing.

What each guest must bring:

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water bottle
  • Clothing- normal summer weight clothing plus, bathing suit, rain jacket, water shoes, light hiking shoes ( sneakers OK), light insulated jacket (evenings are cool in the mountains)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Maine fishing license – 3 Day (7/5,7/6, 7/7,only if you want to fish) Maine residents under 16 years or age and nonresidents under 12 years of age may fish without a license. Purchase online  at :
  • Survival kit- 50’ small diameter cord (1/8”-1/4”), knife, compass, whistle, compact space blanket, bug repellent, small pouch to put it all in

Optional items to bring

  • Fishing rods, spin or fly
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Towel

Lodging for nights 1 and 2 of the Camp are on your own.  You can book in our 1-4 bedroom on-mountain condominiums located near the Base Lodge where the Survivor Camp meets,(Enter dates in vacation Planner
).  Or, there are lodges, motels, and B&B's in nearby Rangeley. 15 restaurants and pubs are in the Rangeley Area.

Age requirements:

Participants must be 10 years or older.

We will require a minimum of 8 participants to run the camp and a maximum of 20.

Cost of program:

$500 per participant
Any reservation must be accompanied by a non-refundable 50% deposit.
Remaining 50% balance to be paid on or before July 5.
If we do not have enough guests to run the camp, all deposits will be returned in full.
To make your reservation call 1-877-864-5441 or mail a check for $250 made out to Saddleback Inc:

Bob Crowley's Survivor Camp
PO Box 490
Rangeley, ME 04970

Six large lakes and hundreds of smaller lakes, ponds, rivers and streams  -- with mountains over 4000 feet -- create the legendary reputation that has attracted outdoorsmen and vacationers for over 150 years to the Rangeley Lakes Region.  Activities are almost endless -- lake and fly fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, golf, ATV'ing, guide services, gold panning, viewing moose, wildflowers and fall foliage - plus the quaint and historic towns of Rangeley and Oquossoc with 15 restaurants and pubs, shops, crafts and events.

With 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom on-mountain condominiums available,  you and your family, friends or group can enjoy all the comforts of home within easy access to all that Saddleback and the Rangeley Lakes Region have to offer in the spring, summer and fall.  All units are fully-equipped with linens, towels, full kitchen facilities, decks, and cozy living rooms.  Some have fireplaces and high speed Internet access.  Most provide spectacular views of the Rangeley Lakes and Western Maine Mountains.

Take advantage of our special lodging packages;  Stay 2 Nights/ 3rd NIGHT FREE Getaway  or  Stay 5 Nights/ 2 NIGHTS FREE Getaway.
for more information please visit or call 1-877-864-5441.


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