Outdoor Activities in Camp John Hay

What can you do in Camp John Hay?

There are lots of activities that you can do in Camp John Hay, you can jog in the morning, have exciting picnics with your family and friends and even do sports in one of their open fields. Camp John Hay is open for everyone, there is no entrance fee.

Camp John Hay is also nice and quiet, calm, peaceful, breezy and full of trees. If you’re stressed and looking for a place to relax and just clear your mind, Camp John Hay is the place to be.

After you relax and feel hungry you can grab a bite at any restaurant in the area and there’s actually a couple to choose from.

There is also a Cemetery of Negativism, yes there is such a place. There you can bury all your negative problems negative thoughts. It’s a nice little area where you can think and let go of all your problems and set yourself free.

If you want to have a little extreme adventure go ahead and check out Camp John Hay’s Tree Top Adventure where you can enjoy a lot more extreme activities. There you can enjoy and take pictures of your fun activities or you can also pay for your very own Tree Top Adventure picture at the photo booth.

You can also enjoy watching and observing butterflies in Camp John Hay’s Butterfly sanctuary. Here you will see lots of butterflies with lots of different shapes, sizes and different beautiful colors.

If you just want to go for a little walk under the trees and go on a little green and environment friendly adventure, you can have a walk at the Camp John Hay Eco Trail although there is an entrance fee. Camp John Hay is one of the most beautiful, peaceful and eco-friendly area in Baguio City.

How do you get to Camp John Hay?

There are three ways you can get to camp John hay. If you want to take a jitney, there are two jitney stations you can go to.

The first one is at right at the Igorot Garden near the Veniz Hotel, at the left side you will see a row of jitneys that go to different locations, you have to look for the one with the Kias-PMA-Springhills signage on it. Once you’re on tell the driver to drop you off at Camp John Hay, you will have to pay 15 pesos or 12.75 if you’re a senior, student or disabled citizen.

The second jitney station you can go to is the Loakan jitney station at the Danes Bakery. You have to ride the jitney with the Loakan signage on it. Then once you’re on tell the driver to drop you off at Camp John Hay, you will have to pay 15 pesos or 12.75 if you’re a senior, student or disabled citizen.

The third way you can get to Camp John Hay is by riding a taxi, you can wait for one to pass by anywhere, then once you’re on one just simply tell the driver to drop you off at Camp John Hay and he will take you straight there, just remember to watch the meter.




Fun and Education at the Philippine Science Centrum


What is the Philippine Science Centrum?

The Philippine Science Centrum is one of the science museums here in the Philippines. It is one of the establishments being promoted by the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology. The activities at the Philippine Science Centrum are approved and recognized by the Department of Tourism.  It is a fun and interactive museum for children and adults. It is fun and educational at the same time. At the Philippine Science Centrum, you will learn a lot from gravity, physics, energy and a whole lot more. The entrance fee is very affordable so you can visit on a budget.

Teachers don’t need to pay at all for this museum is actually open for school activities such as field trips. On summers there is usually a 50% discount on the entrance fee, whatever the price it’s a guarantee that your money won’t go to waste, it will definitely be worth it.

The museum contains about 100 exhibits and about 10 science galleries that you will learn a lot from. You can experience all exhibits hands on either with your tour guide’s assistance or on your own.

A visit to the Philippine Science Centrum will surely guarantee an enjoyable, educational and memorable experience to everyone in your family.

Where will you find the Philippine Science Centrum?

The Philippine Science Centrum is located at the E-Com Building in Marikina City. It is at the first floor right near the end of the hall.

How to get there?

You can get to Marikina City very easily now thanks to its accessibility. If for example your coming from N-Lex, you may ride a bus with the “Cubao-Ibabaw” signage on the front and once you’re on tell the driver or conductor to let you off at Aurora Cubao (You may also ride an MRT train). Once your there look for jitneys going to Calumpang, Parang Fortune, or SSS Village for those will all drop you off at Marikina City’s landmarks including the Marikina Riverbanks Center and from there you can look for the E-Com building.

If you’re going to be coming from Manila, you will need to ride an LRT2 train and get a ticket to either the Cubao or Araneta Katipunan station. Once your there you will need to look again for jitneys going to Calumpang, Parang Fortune, or SSS Village then get off at the Marikina Riverbanks Center.

What are the activities there?

As mentioned earlier there are about 100 exhibits that you can explore and experience. While exploring the exhibits you will notice that each one of them has a small description on the front that explains and talks about the exhibit.

All activities, exhibits and galleries in the museum is to spark some science interest in the mind of young learners. If a learner is not very fond of the subject a visit to the Philippine Science Centrum can change that quickly.

Some of the fun exhibits in the museum includes a tilted house that can teach you about gravity, there is also a plasma that you will surely learn a lot from and enjoy watching your hair all stand up as well. Other than the two there is also a human gyroscope (space rings) that you can also have fun with and enjoy learning gravity from as well. There is also an exhibit where you can learn how to apply math while playing a game of billiards. If you have small children under the age of 6 or 5 there is also a fun kids play area where they can play and learn about basic shapes, counting and reading. If you want to learn about earth sciences, there are also exhibits where you can see how certain occurrences can shape and affect the world. There are also exhibits where you can marvel at how your nerves can trigger certain electric gadgets and machines.

The State of the Philippine Science Centrum

This science museum is truly one to visit but despite its fun and educational qualities, without the support of the community and government this museum can go down in 2 or 3 years. It is a fun and educational establishment but is falling into a sad state of disrepair.

The Philippine Science Centrum is a beautiful place and lots of children have made precious memories thanks to it but if the museum won’t be maintained and preserved this establishment could be lost, this establishment is considered a local attraction so the local, government, schools and businesses should all work together to help get the Philippine Science Centrum back on its feet.

A lot of people who visited the museum have very good comments on it but most also have complaints. A few have complained that some of the machinery and gadgetry are malfunctioning and that the place is intensely hot at times which makes air-conditioning a must.

With the help of local establishments, it would be possible to save the museum and make it a memorable, awesome and educational experience for everyone again.


Welcome To My Blog!

Hi and thanks for checking out my blog! My name is David Ieshua S. Raquel, I live in the Philippines and I am 13 years old. I was born on April 19, 2005 and was raised in Baguio City in a town called “Minesview”. Its called “Minesview” because you can actually get a very good view of the mines and mountains there. I grew up with my mom, dad and grandparents (father side). My grandparents had a store that had everything a tourist would want like souvenirs and some special products that can only be bought there. The store also had lots of everyday goods for the townspeople so it’s basically a gift shop and grocery merged into one property.

Now you’re probably wondering “Of all the names why would this guy choose Travelilits for a blog name?” Me and my mom actually combined two words together to make this name, we combined the word Travel and Bulilits to make this name. Bulilits mean “little kids” in Filipino. So we combined those two words and that’s how we came up with “Travelilits”.

This blog will mostly be about traveling, it will contain lots of travel tips, travel do’s and don’ts and of course places me and my family have been to that can spark some travel interest (only places here in the Philippines because I will only be writing about places I have been to and I haven’t been anywhere outside the country yet). I personally love traveling and going to places I have never been to and seeing lots of historical, extraordinary and fun sights. So far I have only experienced bus travel so I have never really been on a plane before but once I do I will surely write about it.

Thanks again for checking out my blog!