• Summer Camp at Camp Tara Na! (Baclayon, Bohol)

    Want a different kind of summer activity for your children? If they are eight to 13 years old, this is the perfect chance for them to enjoy a great learning experience while you tour Bohol leisurely.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • Want to give your kids a unique and memorable summer meeting new friends, having new adventures in a new place and learning new things? Why not go to summer camp?
     
    CAMP TARA NA!
     
    Camp Tara Na! is an ecology and culture camp in Baclayon, Bohol. Camp Tara Na! offers unique and enriching experiences to young people aged 8-13. Activities fuse discovery and adventure with learning of local Filipino culture and heritage.

    The summer camp is centered on outdoor games and excursions—familiarizing kids with traditional Filipino games such as luksong tinik and tumbang preso, and showing them awesome local sites like the Chocolate Hills in Carmen, the man-made forest in Bilar, Tarsiers in Corella, a fireflies tour in Loay, and dolphin and whale-watching in Pamilacan, among others. Professional guides lead the way for the safe and smooth running of activities.

    A typical day at summer camp begins with the traditional Boholano breakfast of tsokolate e and torta/ensaymada/broas, followed by the typical Pinoy breakfast, washed down with tsokolate a. On-site exercises commence after breakfast. These include arts and crafts such as tie-dyeing, sewing, painting, playing games, storytelling, and learning folk songs. Young campers are immersed in Filipino culture in a fun and hands-on way they will always remember.

    Exclusively reserved for the campers of Camp Tara Na! is Bahay Kahayag in Baclayon. It is located in Laya, around 3km from the poblacion or town proper. Green and peaceful surroundings greet the residents of Bahay Kalayag, and its structure, patterned after the traditional bahay kubo offers distinct charm and comfort.

    Enjoy touring Bohol leisurely while your kids get busy at summer camp, and join them on the last day of camp for a family fun day.

    Registration is ongoing. First session runs from April 13 to 17, 2010. For more information, click on www.camptarana.multiply.com or email camptarana@gmail.com
     
    Camp Tara Na! is run by husband and wife Toby Martin and Dagny Ayaay (whose family goes back five generations in Baclayon), who have previously organized field trips for grade schoolers accompanied by their parents to Sagada, Guimaras, Iloilo and Bacolod.

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