Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is known for its beautiful white sand and azure waters. But what’s even more interesting is that the resort plays a huge role in preserving nature. With eco-initiatives, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort aims to restore nature’s truest glory.
To further elevate that, they have come up with a fun-filled project that teaches kids and parents to become eco-warriors— the Bluewater Sumilon Summer Camp.
Sugbo.ph was given an incredible chance to try out the 3-day summer camp ourselves, and here’s what we think.
Bringing the “Glam” in Glamping
The 3-day summer camp at Sumilon Island is not your usual outdoor camping because they offer “glamping.”
The Campers or Glampers get to stay in a boho-inspired glamping tent complete with mattresses, pillows, and a refrigerator. There is even a cooling system to further ensure a relaxing stay. But the best part is absolutely waking up to a beautiful beachfront view. The glamping tents are situated near the beach so campers can enjoy the faultless view of the sea.
The tent was spacious, and the mattresses were incredibly soft and great for sleeping. There was even complimentary caramel popcorn and Yema waiting for us.
A 3-Day Itinerary Filled with Nature-ific Activities
Don’t have an itinerary? Worry not because the 3-day summer camp has a complete 3-day itinerary for you and your kids. The itinerary includes various activities that kids and kids at heart will surely love.
Kite Making, Snorkeling, Trekking, Kayaking, Coral Planting, and Fish Feeding, among others, were the activities team Sugbo.ph was able to try. One of the team’s favorite activities has got to be the Coral planting because we got to see the Bluewater Sumilon team in action as they restore marine life, one coral at a time.
And the team’s second favorite activity was trekking. But, of course, it was no ordinary trek because we made our way to the Baluarte Lighthouse, which held so much history and secrets of the past.
We even witnessed the feeding of Blacktip reef sharks and went birdwatching. You can check out the full itinerary below:
And, of course, the summer camp is not complete without the camp master. Bluewater Summer Camp Master is Joselito “Boboi Costas,” an ecotourism and sustainable Tourism Expert. Sir Boboi was able to teach everyone the importance of being environmental stewards.
One activity conducted by Sir Boboi that struck us the most was arranging waste materials from the first to the last to decompose. We saw how long plastics and other waste materials stay on Earth before fully decomposing.
It was also fantastic to see kids playing such a significant role in helping out mother nature.
Five words, “We want to go back!”
The Bluewater Sumilon Summer Camp was indeed such an incredible experience. We weren’t there just to relax and swim but also to learn more about the beauty of nature and the importance of why we need to preserve it. The 3-day summer camp taught us lessons we never knew we needed.
I guess it’s safe to say that three days were indeed too short. Time does fly when you are having fun, and at Bluewater Sumilon, we had tons of fun. The camp is also an excellent way for parents to bond with their kids and elevate their kids’ potential as eco-warriors.
What are you waiting for? Grab your camping bag and sunscreen, and book your slot today! There are two batches available. Batch 1 is on June 10 – 12, 2023 (9-11 years old), and Batch 2 is on July 25 – 27, 2023 (12-14 years old).
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
SUMMER CAMP RATE: ₱18,888 net per child or adult
- Two nights and three days accommodations
- Full Board Meals
- Special Camping Bag
- Customized Daily Itinerary
- Professional Environmentalist Camp Master
- Corkage fee: N/A
- Contact numbers: 0998-964-1868 / 032 353 5578 / 0917-868-7392 / 0998 964 1879
- Email address: [email protected]
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bluewater.sumilon
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Sumilon, Oslob, Philippines.
BY BUS: From the South Bus Terminal (near Emall), ride a Ceres bus to Oslob. Ask the driver to drop you off at “Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort.” All buses bound for Oslob operate 24/7. Once you arrive, you still need to be transported by boat to the Island itself.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort” in Oslob. Parking space is available.