Open call for ‘Survivor’ set for Aug. 17 in Vail |

Open call for ‘Survivor’ set for Aug. 17 in Vail

Daily staff report

VAIL — This August, Vail will become a hub of regional broadcast television with an open call for try-outs for the CBS hit TV show, “Survivor.” For those who want the fun and bragging rights, the Family Adventure Challenge in conjunction with the town of Vail, welcomes all ages to participate in a concurrent fun competition.

The try-out starts at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17 on Vail’s International Bridge. Participants can bring props and costumes that express why they want to be on Survivor. Further information about how to secure a spot can be found at

Family adventure challenge

This challenge takes the casting call to the next level of guest and local involvement by offering families and individuals to either enroll or watch as participants compete in the “Water Balloon Toss of Death,” the “Escape from Babagoza obstacle course,” “Hula-Hoopalooza” and the “Great American Apple Stack Challenge,” among other hilarious, yet similar challenges. A way for anyone to be a “Survivor” star for a day, this free contest also includes food, beverage and entertainment along the race course way.

Be a star for a day

The Family Adventure Challenge will also be featured on broadcast television as CBS network affiliates cover both the official try-outs and surrounding festivities. All participants and audience members have a chance to see themselves in local and national publications. Similar try-outs in other regional areas have drawn thousands of “Survivor” television show participant hopefuls, although the Family Adventure Challenge has never been offered during other casting calls. With a chance to have all of the fun and competitive spirit of “Survivor” with none of the pain, the Family Adventure Challenge is a way for anyone to be a star for a day.

Lodging and registration

Weekend lodging rates for the “Survivor” casting call and Family Adventure Challenge begin at $129 per night. The television casting call will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the Family Adventure Challenge starts at 10 a.m., too. For more information or to book lodging for the special event, visit and Prospective “Survivor” contestants can sign up at; Family Adventure Challenge contestants can register at

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