Baguio Teachers’ Camp

It is known that Baguio City is a famous place for sixth sensual sightings.

The entrance to Teachers' Camp at Leanard Wood
The entrance to Teachers’ Camp at Leanard Wood

As a hill station for rehabilitating casualties during the two World Wars, it is granted that spirits who had expired suddenly during their time are still roaming about the city.

A lovely scenery for picnics
A lovely scenery for picnics

Much of these spirits are said to concentrate in Teachers’ Camp at Leonard Wood.


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A pre-World War building at the entrance of the camp
A pre-World War building at the entrance of the camp

History notes that Teachers’ Camp was founded in 1908 as a vacation home for teachers visiting from outside of the city. This ingenious plan, as laid out by Governor William Pack, was formally opened on April 6, 1908.

An abundance of sunflowers shining the camp's main hall
An abundance of sunflowers shining the camp’s main hall

Throughout the years, more facilities were added, including dormitories and cottages with kitchens, a social center and an athletic oval where Olympic participants have trained in.

Colorful mountain flowers adorning the facade of the camp's dormitory
Colorful mountain flowers adorning the facade of the camp’s dormitory

In 1936, the Teachers’ Camp also became the residence of Philippine Military Academy cadets until their number strengthened and a transfer to their current site in Fort Del Pilar became necessary a year after.

Escoda Memorial Ladies' Hall
Escoda Memorial Ladies’ Hall

Aside from this historical timeline, Baguio Teachers’ Camp has also witnessed situations, a blend of joy and misfortunes, which were certainly intense enough to inspire residency from post-earthly beings, or spirits.

A charming scenery with bridges over a stream
A charming scenery with bridges over a stream

Some occurrences that have been told by people who have stayed in the dorms include: a piano being played in a room that has been empty and locked for a long time; heavy breathing heard inside one bedroom at night; footsteps being heard in the white hall; and everything else one could imagine in a place that was a site for many war crimes.

Flowers that are better seen than picked
Flowers that are better seen than picked

However, the beautiful layout of the camp cannot be discarded due to lingering spirits, which by the way occur everywhere in a city with a long history of wars like Baguio.

The main road inside Teachers' Camp
The main road inside Baguio Teachers’ Camp

Baguio Teachers’ Camp, by no means has a superb landscape of flourishing grass, panoramic sceneries that are touched with blossoming plants winding around a wooden bridge and wooden picnic tables amid a stream; timeless architecture composed of durable wood and spacious interiors; a cascading field of mountain flowers, dominated by a wealth of sunflowers; and a breathtaking labyrinth of tall pine trees, verdant surroundings and well-maintained paths that serve as a central place to breathe in the fresh air and healthy surrounding.

The wooden bridge against the old colonial building
The wooden bridge against the old colonial building

With regard to the spirits, there must be a conscious act of prayer on our part to seek for their awareness of their current state and bring them to eternal peace.

Verdant grounds filling the camp
Verdant grounds filling the camp

Therefore, don’t miss out on this historical landmark when you’re in Baguio City.

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