Looking for a unique way to bond with your family, friends or workmates this summer? Well, Camp N is one of the perfect places for that. And just recently, I was invited together with other online media to experience firsthand this premier outdoor adventure and team-building hub in the heart of Nuvali before it opens to the public this coming April 16, 2016.
Camp N, which is Nuvali’s latest outdoor attraction located inside the 2,290-hectare mixed-use development of Ayala Land that straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba in Laguna.
“We designed Camp N in such a way that outdoor play and self-discovery are integrated seamlessly so people can enjoy bonding while being surrounded by nature. Camp N’s philosophy— expressed through providing people outdoor amenities where one can commune, learn, grow, and interact socially— jive perfectly with the sustainable philosophy of Nuvali being an eco-community. The presence of Camp N provides the community a convenient outdoor adventure stop. For Nuvali’s existing communities, it’s a fun learning camp within the neighborhood where they can take their kids out to play and learn. As Camp N evolves further, there will be more activities that will develop their physical and creative skills all within the comfort of nature.” said John Estacio, Nuvali general manager.
Camp N‘s location is very strategic since it is near an integrated self-supporting eco-city that is home to 12,000 residential units, two business process outsourcing (BPO) buildings, two prestigious schools, and the 150-room Seda Hotel, which can provide accommodations for stay-cations and teambuilding activities. If you live within the Nuvali grounds or near the place, you are very lucky because you get to enjoy everything there.
There are a lot of activities to at Camp Nuvali which includes the Adventure Tower, which has the biggest rollercoaster zipline in Asia, as well as free fall, wall climbing, and rappelling facilities. The Obstacle Course has three challenge levels from basic to advanced, encompassing a broad spectrum of skill levels. The Aerial Walk is a series of rope-based challenges set high in the air. The High and Low Rope Initiatives is a series of balancing platforms and tightropes set just a little above ground and requires the participation of small groups.
Camp N serves as an incubation for self-discovery through obstacles and challenges testing one’s physical limits, mental abilities, and even character and values.
Of course, safety is one of the important things for Camp N. That is why they invested for very good quality safety equipments made from Germany. Each harness can crry up to 3 tons of weight. Whoa! That’s strong. For an outdoor activity place to prioritize safety, that is something every adventurer should consider. It’s a thumbs up for me.
Before trying anything at Camp N, make sure that you read the guidelines above.
Given a limited time to try different facilities and activities, I tried first the Cargo net. which is just near the main reception area. Whoooo! you will need a lot of upper body strength for this activity. Since the net is not steady, It’s difficult to climb up to the top(well, for me hahaha!).
The second and last activity that I tried is the Aerial Walk. This course is divided into three. Green which is the first level and the easiest part, Yellow which is the mid-level and Red for the last level and the highest part of the Aerial walk. I only reached till the starting point of Yellow level, since it’s quite high already and my fear of heights are setting in that time, so I decided to stop. I don’t want to have a panic attack up there and be a burden to the personnel and become a cause of delay for others.
Will upload a video of my short but fun journey at Camp N soon. So Stay tuned.
Just in case you are done with your activities, Camp N has its own restrooms where you can take a bath and change and take a leak whenever you have the urge to go.
There’s more to see at the camp. Right beside Camp N is Greens & Patches which serves as a tree nursery, a demo organic farm, as well as an art and meditation center for those seeking an introspective approach in self-development. Guided tours and programs will soon be offered here so guests can learn about nature’s processes and gifts.
Camp N’s lush and scenic trails include paths for trail running beginners and mountain biking for kids and adults. So for those who just want to bike around and would like to practice their next bike race or duathlon or so, Camp N has a place for you to train.
Camp N is for everyone and anyone who is not only looking for some outdoor adventure fun but also a place where they can recharge and connect with other people or even themselves, while being surrounded by nature,” said Estacio.
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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CAMP N:
On April 16, Camp N will be the venue for the first leg of the “AXN Ultimate Thrill 2016”, a multi-stage adventure race similar to The Amazing Race, also popularized by the AXN network. Adventurers will go through intense obstacle challenges in Camp N and the first 20 finishers will head to Boracay for the final round. Only 200 teams from Manila may join the AXN Ultimate Thrill 2016. Registration is through the AXN website.
To get to Nuvali, one can take any of the five South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) exits at Mamplasan, Sta. Rosa, Eton-Greenfield, Silangan, and Canlubang. Nuvali is also easily accessible via public vehicles from major centers like Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and Balibago.
For more information about Camp N, you may visit Nuvali.ph or you may follow them on Facebook, Twitter(@NuvaliOfficial) and @Nuvaliph on Instagram.
To schedule teambuilding sessions, guests can contact Camp N by phone through 0977-84-CAMPN or email firstname.lastname@example.org.