BELGRADE – Camp Loon Survivor Island participants won’t be vying for $1 million or get voted out of Belgrade, but they will be learning outdoor skills that could be valuable for contestants on the popular CBS reality series “Survivor.”

Jessica Moore, recreation and community center director for Belgrade, said the first-time camp is for girls and boys entering grades six to nine. It will feature canoeing and kayaking, swimming, orienteering, plant and tree identification, animal signs, building a survival shelter, fishing, hiking, knot-tying, fire-building, outdoor cooking, team-building activities, an overnight camping trip and team challenges.

“This is a brand-new thing. It’s outdoor education they can take with them and use down the road,” said Moore, noting that interested youths and their parents helped develop the program.

The two-week day camp, running from July 5-8 and July 11-15, will base operations at a renovated 660-square-foot waterfront cabin at Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons.

Improvements to the cabin include a new front porch and roof, as well as new siding and windows.

A grand opening for the cabin is tentatively planned for June 26. Moore said “Survivor” contestants from Maine will be invited to attend.

Youths in Belgrade and surrounding communities are also invited to sign up for a July 18-22 boat-building camp, run by Portland-based Compass Project. The project’s theme: “The kids build the boat … and the boat builds the kids.”

A peace canoe and accompanying paddles crafted by participants will be auctioned off Aug. 13 at the 5th annual lobster bake fundraiser, which supports camp scholarships and lake preservation.

For more information about the group’s other day camps, for kindergarten through ninth grade, contact Moore at [email protected], 495-3481 or 649-9573.