Geography Camp: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse


Campers entering grades 9-12

June 26-July 1, 2016

Early bird fee ends June 10, 2016!

  • Do you like zombies?
  • Do you like to explore?
  • Are you curious about how people, places, weather, and the environment interact?
  • Are you interested in understanding where cities, criminals, rivers, lakes, and more are found and why they are there?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should sign up for NIU's Geography Camp: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse!

Using a "zombie apocalypse" scenario, we will explore how the physical, human, and technological aspects of geography are included our daily decision making processes. It is another way in which we use our BRAINS!

Camp activities will help campers find the best locations during this "zombie apocalypse" scenario through the examination of "push and pull" factors. The camp will provided experiences in mapping, geomatics, meteorology, GIS, urban geography, and more. Career options in the geography field will also be explored during the camp.

Camp Director: Autumn James is a Ph.D. student in Geography at Northern Illinois University. She has been teaching geography at the collegiate level since 2010 with experience in physical geography, regional geography, planning, and GIS. She also has experience working with middle and high school students through various outreach, mentoring, and educational activities.

Summer Camp Fees: Residential campers $595 ($650 after June 10, 2016); returning LA&S Academic Summer campers, multiple campers from the same household, or NIU employees are eligible for an additional $25 discount on request.

For more information contact College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming: call 815-753-5200 or e-mail

Housing and Security
Campers will stay in an on-campus residence hall. Campers may request a roommate, however, if they have no preference, roommates will be assigned from the same camp, of the same gender, and of approximately the same age. Male and female counselors reside on the same floor as the campers in a ratio of at least one counselor for every 13 campers. Each room has two beds, two desks, and closet with drawer space, AC unit, microwave and mini fridge. Linens and pillows are NOT supplied. Students must bring their own pillows, sleeping bags, linens, towels, etc.

Security is tight in the residence hall at night, and keys are needed to gain access to room halls. The residence hall will be locked down at 11 p.m. Campers must not lose their keys. Replacement keys are billed to the parent/guardian at a cost of $10.00 per occurrence.