Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp

Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp

Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp
4
About
Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp is where we give adventurous souls a chance to learn indigenous skills in an active, hands-on environment, educate them how to work with the wonders of nature responsibly through unique attractions (some first in the Philippines) and give them an unforgettable close-up experience with our beloved animals, critters and plants.
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Upper Mau, Cubi-Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Luzon 2002 Philippines
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles27 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
9
Average
2
Poor
1
Terrible
2

Sun
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I did the Jungle Survival Training in Subic Bay jungle when age 16. It was the greatest adventure! We drank water from vines, learned which trees had edible leaves, and we carved our eating utensils, & cup from bamboo.

Wear freshly laundered clothing. Bring one empty pillow case and a knife. You will make sure to avoid wiping your hands on your clothes to avoid having rats visit you at night! Any food spillage will invite their presence. You'll learn how to survive in the jungle with just the clothes on your back and your knife!

I did this as a student at the George Dewey High School in 1972. I did not go in October 2021. That is selected due to the requirement of having to choose one. The best time is not during the rainy season.
Written February 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Taknaydog
San Diego, CA61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
(George Dewey High School 1976)
Social Studies class. If I recall, we were in the jungle for a few days. Aside from our teacher, we also had to local tour guides (Negrito’s) who are indigenous of the area. We were taught to learn survival skills. From medicinal plants, building shelters, tapping water from certain trees for drinking and catching fish in the river as well as fresh water snails and baby clams for dinner. We also learned to make fire and use whatever we can to make cooking vessels. We took our baths in the water falls and washed our clothes. Soap sad plants that we gathered. The most exciting part was killing a wild pig for dinner and barbecuing the meat. My classmates and I were sick from the butchering process. Heck if you are hungry and their is no burger or soda. You’ll eat anything.
Looking at the website now, it is probably not as harsh as before. I’d like to take my nephews and grand daughter one day so they can experience what I’ve experienced as a teen. I’m sure they will love it as much as I did.
Written October 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Karin S
Coron, Philippines47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We gave it a shot and were not disappointed! Bird show was funny and interesting in one! Nice training! Tour guide was knowledgeable and explained a lot. Before the short jungle survival course he suggested to order already for our lunch, as the cooking time for the KK (kawayan kitchen) is around 45min.
The survival course was interesting and we want to know more!!!
All in all not disapponting and we are thinking to take even the 3 days/2 nights jungle survival course!!
Written May 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Damsel's Destress
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Ask for Ms. Angel in the morning and Mr. Angelo at night. :) Super fun tour guide who knows a LOT about the birds they take care. Time your visit to enjoy the amazing Bird Show (one of the best things I've seen) and donate generously to the conservation efforts please. Say hi to Ola for me. If you watch the show, you'll meet her and she is the sweetest little thing.
Also, be brave enough to try the Swing. Its scary only in the first part. Be prepared to take a lot of pictures and learn a lot of things about birds if you visit the Camp.
Written April 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Keith P
Surrey, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I tried to contact this company several times by email and on their site. Communication proved very difficult, to the point I that I could not risk extending travel to the area on the off chance they were operating.
Written April 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Guy does a few neat things with a machete and some bamboo.

Coolest part was starting a fire by friction.

Makes a spoon, poker, rice cooker from bamboo.

Short little show.

Cute but not worth the time to make a trip here.

If here already, maybe.
Written June 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kasaysayanm
San Fernando La Union, Philippines76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
It was an interesting exposure for our kids. We took the 2 hour activity in the morning and we ware lucky that there was only three groups/ families. The kids were happy to see the camp, and learn a few ideas from the activity. Paid 250 each for the kids, Partner hotels can give pass for discount of entrance fee.
The bird show was okay, took about 20mins.
Overall, the activity was okay but Jest Camp needs to innovate and add new things considering that the environment is huge and has lots of potential. The area needs to be improved, laid back since its opening.
The motivation and promotion for conservation needs to consider new ideas and keep up with the times. Kids learn a lot from school and from the media. Jest camp can build its unique conservation strategy.
Written December 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GwenR88
Manila, Philippines55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
very informative and educational. this could be an awesome experience for children who grew up in the city.
Written May 19, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

chargetoexperience
makati108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
We were here last weekend and took the Camp Craft course. It was great! We made our own fire from bamboo, cooked our meal, and ate from plates and utensils also made from bamboo. We hiked to beautiful Boton falls and had the best rice! Our instructor Kuya Louie was great. It was well organized and very educational. I want to go back for the other courses.
Written March 31, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shanin C
Manila, Philippines2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
it's a good place to take your children because they will learn really a lot in this place. It is also a good place to bond with your family.
Written March 9, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 27
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

JUNGLE ENVIRONMENT SURVIVAL TRAINING (JEST) CAMP: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

All Subic Bay Freeport Zone HotelsSubic Bay Freeport Zone Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Subic Bay Freeport Zone
All things to do in Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Amusement Parks in Subic Bay Freeport ZoneSpas & Wellness in Subic Bay Freeport ZoneZoos & Aquariums in Subic Bay Freeport ZoneDay Trips in Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Things to do near Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp
RestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars