Friday, September 9, 2016

Alviera Hero Camp: A Camping Weekend at SandBox!

For my readers who are fans of the great outdoors, I bring you exciting news from the Alviera Hero Camp Press Launch held yesterday! It's a camping weekend happening at the great outdoors of Alviera in Porac, Pampanga (where SandBox is). I love SandBox, but I feel like wilting in the heat, and THIS is the first time they'll be open at night! WOOHOO! :D


I personally can't wait for the upcoming event! (I've been to Alviera Go Play before and it was loads of fun even if we just got to spend half day at the venue.) 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.


The press launch was held at Sentro 1771 at Greenbelt 3. (It's my first time to try this Filipino restaurant.)

(L-R: Kakki Teodoro, Host; Letty Oh, Alviera Marketing Officer; Leonard Grape, Alviera Associate Project Manager; Cedric Valera, Travel Factor Managing Partner; Karen de Vera, @kzoneph Writer)
 
We were asked to come in our favorite hero's costume, and the best dressed guest won prizes! There was also a super hero-themed Pinoy Henyo game which was fun to watch.

So now let me tell you all about Alviera Hero Camp! Participants as young as 4 years old can join this zero-to-hero adventure experience. (Of course, kids-at-heart like us are invited as well!) This will be held at October 15-16, 2016, just in time for Halloween - just the perfect time and excuse to dress up in costumes for fun!

Instead of scaring each other as with Halloween, why not inspire others to do better, 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 discover the superhero in themselves.


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.  

Rollercoaster Zipline

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.

Rates:
 
Day Adventurer package (P2,150) will include:
  • Use of four free SandBox attractions:  Rollercoaster Zipline, Aerial Walk, Giant Swing, and Adventure Tower
  • Hero Training Crash Course
    • Hero Basics 101
    • Costume Crafting Corner
    • KAPOW! Hero Combat Training
    • Monster Obstacle Course with Aqtiv Archery

Weekend Camper package (P2,950) will include all day activities plus night activities:
  • Use of SandBox attractions at night
  • Parade of Heroes
  • Superzoom Stargazing with the Mind Museum
  • Wham Bam Movies

Tickets are available at the Travel Factor website at travelfactor.org/alvieraherocamp. Make sure to reserve your slot early; the place was packed last time during Go Play!


For Weekend Campers, tents will be provided, just bring your own beddings! Don't forget to wear something comfy - shirt, pants, and sneakers will do. (Slippers and sandals aren't allowed in SandBox attractions.) Oh, and your costume and extra clothes, too! There will be ample showers and toilet facilities on-site.


Most importantly, bring a refillable water bottle. We won't be allowed to cook for safety reasons, but there will be a lot of food concessionaires!

Alviera is a major supporter of HERO Foundation, which provides educational assistance to children and dependent siblings of Filipino soldiers killed in action or permanently incapacitated in the line of duty. A portion of sales to the event will go to the scholarship fund of HERO Foundation. We are also bringing some of these young scholars to come and enjoy Alviera Hero Camp.

Thank you, Alviera and Oishi! :D
 
Don't forget to take your hero shots in camp and post them on social media tagged with the hashtag #ALVIERAHEROCAMP. The best photos will win cool prizes!

Are you joining? Do let me know! I'm excited even though this is a over month away. :D
 
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Love,
Helen

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