Frequently asked questions

JEST Camp

When is JEST Camp open?


We’re open every day of the year except the 24th and 31st of December, when our staff get a well-earned Christmas and New Year’s Eve break. We operate from 8:30am to 5:30pm with our last entry to the park at 5:00pm.




What are your Site Arrangements?


ARRIVAL: We have a car park inside JEST and the coach park a few meters outside the Camp area. PARKING: Parking is free and there are designated spaces for disabled parking. WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: We aim to offer as much disabled access as possible.




Can I bring my own food and beverage inside the park?


We do not allow our guest to bring any outside food and beverage inside the park. We do sell snacks and beveraged inside the park so no worries.




How to get there?


Find us easily whether you go by bike, public transport, private or from the airport! Directions to Jest Camp Our Full Address is at Upper Mau, Cubi-Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales, Philippines 222 See below for directions to our beautiful rural location in Subic Bay, Zambales – whether you come by public transport or car: BUS Victory Liner (Pasay, Caloocan, Sampaloc,Cubao) Hourly service from 4AM to 6PM. Olongapo terminal is located at the APO monument. Take yellow jeep line up to SBMA main gate. Then walk to the taxi stand and take a taxi inside SBMA. CAR Take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and take the exit after Dau going to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Take the Tipo-Subic Expressway to go to Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It takes 1.5 hours from Balintawak, Quezon City to Subic.




How long does it take to complete a visit in the park?


JEST Camp We have activities that would last a day or more (Jungle Survival Training) Please see SURVIVAL COURSES for more details. Magaul Bird Park You can complete the park tour in 30 mins but if you would like to see our bird show and the survival 101 please alot a minimum of 1hr 30mins for the park tour ( Don't forget to be mindful of the time of the shows) Please see SHOWS for more details




Modes of Payment


We only accept cash payments in the park and in Kawayan Kitchen. We are working on accepting credit card payments soon.




Are pets allowed inside the park?


As much as we love our furry friends and other animal friends, we do not allow pets inside as to not endanger the health and wellness of our birds.




Do you allow pets inside Kawayan Kitchen?


As much as we love our furry friends and other animal friends, we do not allow pets inside the restaurant for the health and sanitary reasons.





Survival Courses

Risk Management


At JEST Camp, we embrace the physical and emotional challenge of the natural environment to attain our learning objectives. JEST Camp courses are not easy and involve the pursuit of adventurous activities in rugged terrain in which there are real dangers. Risk, both physical and emotional, is an important element of the JEST learning experience. The uncertainty posed by nature combined with the judgments and abilities of students and staff leads to risk therefore you will be asked to sign a waiver form upon arrival. JEST Camp is committed to promoting the physical and emotional well- being of all students, and we are proud of our excellent record managing the risks of wilderness travel. Jungle survival training involves hazards; rock fall and steep terrain can pose a risk to even the most experienced outdoor leader. Activities like simple day hikes, due to the unpredictable forces of nature or an error in judgment, become dangerous and potentially life threatening. Students transport their own gear, sleep outdoors, possibly in co-ed tent groups, prepare their own meals, and are expected to care for themselves in weather conditions that can be extreme. Each student plays an important role in the success of a JEST Camp course. Good physical conditioning and a positive mental attitude are essential. Our courses are expeditions that travel through remote areas that can create complex situations should an emergency arise. The majority of medical incidents that might occur are simple and often treated in the field. A more serious incident, such as a fracture, will require evacuation to a medical facility. We carry radios and other electronic communication devices on each course to be prepared for life threatening emergencies. It is important you understand these risks. Some adventure programs say that can guarantee your safety. JEST Camp does not. The risk of injury, mild, serious, or even death is always present in the outdoor environment. Indeed, much of the value of a JEST Camp course is learning how to identify hazards and behavior to strive to avoid injury or illness.




Is there an age limit for taking part in the Day Courses ?


We allow kids aged 6yrs old and below to take part in our day courses with the discretion of the parents/guradian of the child. Kids aged 6 - 10yrs old are allowed to take part in the day courses with a parent/guardian. Adults aged 60 yrs old and above are discouraged to take part in the courses unless they are physically fit to do so.




What types of people attend the Jungle Survival Certification Course?


Adults of all ages, experience levels, and walks of life attend the Certification Course. These adults range from students straight out of high school to retired adults. Most students who take the course do so as part of their career preparation (like the Police and the Military), while others are primarily interested in personal growth and the value of the education learned through the experience. A good number of students are in their mid-twenties and are pursuing environmental and/or educational careers. Students in general often share a love for the outdoors, wildlife, and sustainability.




Is there an age limit for taking part in the Overnight Courses?


We allow kids aged 7yrs old and below to take part in our overnight courses with the discretion of the parents/guradian of the child. We have an overnight course specifically tailored for our young ones (Wild Child) aged 8 - 12yrs old. We do not require a guardian as long as the participants have consent from their parents/guardian. Adults aged 60 yrs old and above are discouraged to take part in the courses unless they are physically fit to do so.




What can we expect to encounter in our trek/survival course in the wilderness?


On treks you might encounter wild animals like snakes, monkeys, and wild boars and insects like bees and wasps. You will be briefed about how to handle those encouters and our trained instructors will be there to guide you safely through the forest. In cases of snake bites and bee/wasp stings, our instructors are licensed first aiders and are well equiped to handle these emergency situations.




Are pets allowed to also take part in the survival courses?


Yes but under the discretion of the guest and jungle survival instructor.




What happens in bad weather?


We’re an excellent wet weather activity. For our jungle courses, it makes it muddier than usual - which all adds to the fun! We remain open in all weathers, except when it’s stormy, in high winds or during lightning.





Team Building

How long does a Team Buidling activity take?


Our usual team building packages is from 8:30AM - 5:00PM. We do customized team buildings that can cater to the time frame that best suits your company's needs.




Can we do customized Team Building?


Yes we can. We know that every group has different needs and we can gladly tailor a program best suited for you. Please fill out a Quotation Form so we can have an idea of what you would like to do.




Can you facilitate Team Buildings outside of JEST Camp?


Yes we can! We can do Team Buidlings in Hotels, Resorts etc. We have activities that we can tweak to suit the environment that you would like. Please see Outdoor Team Building for more details.




Can we bring our own food/catering ?


Almost all our Team buidling packages have FREE BOODLE LUNCH. We discourage guests from bringing food because we have our in house restaurant ( Kawayan Kitchen ) but in the event that they do, we charge a corkage fee for outside food and drinks. Amount of corkage fee will depend on the amount of food and drinks that you will bring. Please Contact Us for more details.