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Joe del Campo
S32 Joseph Del Campo
Contestant Profile
Born: July 4, 1943 (1943-07-04) (age 73)[1]
Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida
Occupation: Former FBI Agent
Survivor Career
Version: United States
Kaôh Rōng
Tribe(s): Chan Loh
► Gondol
Finish: 5/18
Alliance(s): Dara Women's Alliance
Challenge Wins: 6
Votes Against: 1
Days Lasted: 34

Joseph "Joe" del Campo is a contestant from Survivor: Kaôh Rōng.

The oldest castaway since Rudy Boesch, Joe was generally underedited in favor of the larger strategic personalities in the game, being shown as curmudgeonly in his spotlight moments. His run came to an end when he gorged excessively during a reward, resulting in a urinary tract complication that necessitated his evacuation.


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Name (Age): Joseph Del Campo (72)
Tribe Designation: Brains
Current Residence: Vero Beach, Fla.
Occupation: Former FBI Agent
Inspiration in Life: St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Primarily deal with pediatric cancers, no child is denied treatment on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Hobbies: Classic car restoration, hiking, backpacking in the mountains, and writing articles about military veterans for a local monthly magazine in Vero Beach, Fla.
Pet Peeves: People who whine!
3 Words to Describe You: Tenacious, daring and vigilant.
If You Could Have 3 Things on the Island What Would They Be and Why? A comfortable chair, nice to sit down and rest, and an iPod with earphones to play my favorite music, "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: Tom Westman.
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: At my age, I have the mental and physical fortitude to successfully compete for 39 days in whatever challenges I face, in addition to establishing and maintaining successful interpersonal connections with other tribal members. It's all about the adventure, going to faraway exotic places and living in the mud.
Why You Think You'll "Survive" SURVIVOR: I have the ability to build an "A" frame or a similar shelter with an elevated sleeping platform. I can start a fire with bamboo friction or eyeglass lenses, and prepare meals for fellow tribemates.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I've trained all my adult life for an ultimate challenge. This is it![2]


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Voting History

Joe's Voting History
Episode Joe's
Voted Against
1 Chan Loh Tribe Immune
2 Chan Loh Tribe Immune
3 Liz;
4 Chan Loh Tribe Immune
5 Anna -
6 Julia -
7 No Tribal Council
8 Nick -
9 Scot -
10 Scot -
11 Julia -
12 Jason Jason
13 No Tribal Council
Evacuated, Day 34
Voted for
Sole Survivor

^1 In The Circle of Life, the vote ended with a 2-2-2 tie between Aubry, Liz, and Peter, forcing a revote. Joe did not change his vote on the revote.


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  • Joe is the first Survivor contestant in his 70's since Rudy Boesch from Survivor: Borneo and Survivor: All-Stars.
  • Joe is the highest ranking male member of the original Chan Loh tribe.
    • At 71 years old at the time of filming, Joe is the oldest person to be the highest ranking member of a particular gender on any starting tribe.
  • Joe coined the name of his season's merged tribe.[3]
  • Joe lost 20 lbs. during his time in Kaôh Rōng.[4]
  • Joe was the first person eliminated on Day 34.
  • Joe is the first castaway to be the third medical evacuation in any season.


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