Why You Need to Visit the Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp

JEST Camp Activities photo via FB Page

Are you looking for an adventure where you can pick something valuable to learn, apart from just being a natural experience?

The world has an overabundance of teaching to impart, and every experience makes a perfect opportunity about it. But if you have not been to Subic Bay Freeport Zone’s Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp, then you are certainly missing out.

What is the Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp?

Dubbed as an “educational theme park,” which features survival training, obstacle courses, games, a bird park, and amazing food, JEST Camp encompasses everything you would want in a purposeful jungle visit.

JEST Camp Activities photo via FB Page
JEST Camp Activities photo via FB Page

What to do at JEST Camp?

No trip to the JEST Camp is ever an accident, as those who often visit the place do so with education in mind. In particular, on how to tap on their primitive instinct for survival in a jungle environment. This comes as no surprise as the very foundation of JEST Camp was born for this very same purpose.

Fun fact: Before the JEST Camp was established, the area was the settlement for the native Aetas. Curious at how the aborigines survive without the usual amenities in a more civilized environment, the American soldiers stationed nearby studied their ways. One of the things that they learned is how to survive with just a knife or a machete without necessarily killing anyone.

Learn how to survive in the forest

The forest can either be a place for sustenance or a life sentence. But that would solely depend on your knowledge of how to tap on available resources coming from Mother Nature. There is no common convenience like filtered water coming out of the faucet or a clean eating utensil, for example, if you’re in a place like a forest. But nature has ample resources to give you drinking water and an immaculate eating tool every single time. From how to spot and how to drink from certain types of plants to how to make your spork and drinking container and how to create fire using basic science, all these will be taught to you in JEST Camp.

Want to become a certified jungle survivor? If so, why not take the Hunter-Gatherer Course, which is an Overnight Jungle Survival, or the 3-Day Extreme Jungle Survival Course called Survival Bootcamp, as facilitated by a Certified Jungle Survival Instructor Trainer.

Experience nature first-hand

Jungle Adventure in Subic
Jungle Adventure in Subic

It is not common for many of us to be in a jungle. This is especially true if you come from a suburban or city life where there are less of greeneries. But while we often take nature’s flora for granted, being around them is scientifically proven to be better than not. Not only is the air generally cleaner in the forest, but there is also a “feel good” sensation that is inherent in being in close contact with the lush environment.

See the Magaul Bird Park

Love birds? Then, why not satisfy that passion for the flying creatures of the animal kingdom with a free-flying show involving at least 100 avian critters all at the same time at the Magaul Bird Park? It’s the first and only bird park in the country.

Taste the “kawayan” foods

Kawayan Food
Kawayan Food

You’ve probably eaten a lot of Pinoy dishes. But when you think you’ve tasted it all, you would be proven wrong when you’re provided with the same cuisine that’s cooked in bamboo and served on a bamboo-based platter (hence, the “kawayan” label, which literally means “bamboo”). JEST Camp even has a long list of familiar grub to choose from. The gastronomic experience is overall unique mainly for the cooking and the presentation, which maybe add a satisfying twist to the meal once served.

With that being said, why not consider your next trip to be a truthfully meaningful one and something that will stick with you a lifetime by spending it at the Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp in Subic?

JEST Camp
Address: Upper Mau, Cubi-Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales Olongapo City 2108 Morong, Philippines
Telephone: (047) 252 1489

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