Much like Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games,” Southlake teens spent Saturday braving the elements and trying to survive.
Teenagers received real survivalist training in a not-real Hunger Games scenario.
Southlake Parks and Recreation hosted “The Hunger Games: Southlake,” an outdoors experience with the motif of the popular young adult novel series.
“The importance is getting them reconnected with nature,” organizer Amy Bennett said. “No, cell phones, no electricity, no Internet.”
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Participants broke into teams to practice skills such as building a shelter and fire, and using camouflage and tracking.
The day ended with a Hunger Games-style game of dodge ball.