In today’s world of modern technology, people need to take a break from all their hectic work schedules and the energy-consuming high demands of city living to enjoy and find adventure in the outdoors. And where else is the best place to unwind, relax, meditate and experience laid-back life even just for a few hours?
Sleepaway camps, parks, nature-centered recreational facilities are today’s favorite destinations for Cebuanos. Many of us even consider going through all the hassle of traveling outside Cebu City—all in the name of peace and tranquility. Some even go as far north as Baguio or Tagaytay.
But Cebuanos now need not travel far from home just to be close to nature since Cebu’s newest adventure-based nature camp, Evo Nature Camp, has already opened their doors to the public last January 11, 2020, with the goal of bringing people and nature together through their plethora of outdoor activities which everyone can enjoy.
The newly-opened 4.5-hectare nature camp, located in the picturesque countryside setting of Gaas, Balamban, is the best place to satisfy one’s growing need of escaping the stress and anxiety of city living. Only 32 kilometers away from Cebu City and with travel time estimated at 45 minutes, you’ll finally get to experience nature at its finest in this latest escapade!
During their soft opening last Saturday, Evo Nature Camp owner Edwin Ortiz, disclosed the upcoming activities and future plans they have at hand for the developing camp.
“We came up with this kind of recreational venue to promote Gaas and one day, put in the map as a top destination for nature-enthusiasts at the same time, we are helping the locals get employed,” he stated in a sitdown interview with the media.
“Evo Nature Camp is a great venue for outdoor sports activities. In fact, the place is designed for trekking, rappelling, camping, and glamping or glamorous camping—another prospect addition to its offerings wherein big tents will be put up together with nice beds, food, and some snacks to go with it,” he added.
While the market for glamping is millennials, young professionals and families, the target for Evo Nature Camp’s future big camping site is elementary and high school students.
Ortiz shared that they are eyeing educational institutions as their target market since schools conduct camping activities such as summer camp for the students and the place is a great camping site.
As of the time being, the area for camping is still on the developmental status and what is offered is camping in the gazebos.
The Grill House offers bbq, grilled specialties, corn soup, pumpkin soup, fruit shakes, etc.
Around 40,000 flower plants and 2,509 Pine Trees and Giant Ferns have been planted in the property.
The traditional ribbon cutting to officially open Evo Nature Camp last January 11 was spearheaded by Owner Edwin Ortiz and family, together with Balamban Mayor Alex Binghay, Congressman Pablo John Garcia, and Gaas Barangay Captain William Genel. The event was also witnessed by the senior high school students from the University of San Jose-Recoletos Balamban Campus, guests and friends from the local media.
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