Be it Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Wolverine or your neighborhood policeman, we all share that same value to look up to a hero and be a hero ourselves someday. And now, is your chance to take that inner hero in you out for a try at the Alviera Hero Camp, a heroes-to-be camping weekend in the outdoors of Alviera in Porac, Pampanga.
Happening on October 15-16, 2016, campers can look forward to a weekend enjoying SandBox adventure park attractions along with the excitement of a hero training crash course, superhero movies under the night sky, stargazing with astronomers and so much more.
Alviera features some of the most beautiful natural vistas in the province. Participants can avail of two types of packages to best enjoy the fresh air and views of rolling hills.
Day Adventurer and Weekend Camper packages let visitors ride four SandBox attractions during their stay. These include the Rollercoaster Zipline, the 10-meter high Giant Swing, Aerial Walk and Adventure Tower for free fall, wall climbing and rappelling.
With capes, costumes and secret heroic identities all welcome at the Alviera Hero Camp, participants will log their role-playing adventures in a comic booklet to complete the whole hero course.
Training starts with Hero Basics 101, where expert adventurers and outdoor guides give heroes a rundown on some nature survival skills.
Then what’s a hero training camp without some combat training? In KAPOW!, martial arts masters will teach and demonstrate basic self-defense moves that heroes can practice on the spot. Meantime, the Costume Crafting Corner is for getting creative with hero costumes. Spruce up the mask, design your hero logo, or stitch up the cape.
For an action-filled test of their evil-fighting skills, participants will face the Monster Obstacle Course of Aqtiv Archery. In this archery challenge maze, archers must target monsters and finish the course under time pressure.
Weekend Campers will also get to enjoy the evening’s Parade of Heroes, where they dress up in full costume and go trick or treating in participating booths and camp tents.
Superzoom Stargazing in partnership with the Mind Museum will give heroes food for thought. They will learn to identify constellations, try naked-eye stargazing with laser pointers, telescopic viewing of heavenly bodies, learn night orienteering and how to use instruments like planispheres and astrolabes.
Then heroes can cap off the perfect training day by relaxing and watching superhero movies under the night sky. With SandBox soon to begin evening operations on weekends, campers can also take their four free rides on the selected attractions at night.
Participants to the Alviera Hero Camp are encouraged to take their hero shots in camp and post them on social media tagged with #ALVIERAHEROCAMP. The fun continues after camp when Alviera picks the best photos to win cool prizes.
“Aside from providing an ideal venue for outdoor activities with Alviera’s scenic views and terrain, we wanted people to gain something positive in dressing up and changing into costume,” said Jomi De Guzman, Alviera Project Development Manager. “This Halloween, we’d like to inspire families, especially the kids to live purposely the way heroes do. So the Alviera Hero Camp concept grew from there, a camping weekend that is fun and thrilling where kids and kids-at-heart can discover the heroes in themselves.”
Perhaps the most familiar with real-life heroes would be the scholars of HERO Foundation, which supports children and dependent siblings of fallen military personnel. Alviera Hero Camp will have these scholars on hand as special guests to enjoy all of the camp’s features. A portion of sales for Alviera Hero Camp will also be donated to HERO Foundation.
HERO CAMP PRICES
Alviera Hero Camp packages are available on Travel Factor’s website for P2,100 for Day Adventurers and P2,950 for Weekend Campers. For more information, visit travelfactor.org/alvieraherocamp for more details.
In partnership with Leonio Land, Alviera is an Ayala Land sustainable estate located in Porac Pampanga, accessible via NLEX-ScTex. Envisioned to become a regional growth center of Central Luzon, it features a diverse mix of quality residential, industrial and commercial developments to support local economic growth.