CAMPNhas intermediate, basic and advanced obstacle courses for
kids, high school and college, and experts; adventure tower and large
camping grounds; aerial walk, rain garden, zip line, wildlife and bird
“We want to keep your kids from computer games. We want them to have a lifestyle so they won’t become obese.”
The words are from Jun Bisnar, vice president of Ayala Land. He spoke during the recent opening of Camp N, the latest complete feature of Ayala Land’s Nuvali, a resort-like township in burgeoning Santa Rosa, Laguna, some 40 km from Makati City.
The camp was blessed with salt which no doubt was an allusion to the Lord’s “salt of the earth” in the Bible. “This is to clear away the evil spirits,” intoned the priest.
Camp N has intermediate, basic and advanced obstacle courses, meaning for kids, high school and college, and for experts; adventure tower and large camping grounds, aerial walk, rain garden, zip line, and a wildlife and bird sanctuary, among other features.
There is a large complex which will eventually become a wellness center.
“Nuvali was launched in 2009.” said Ayala Land general manager John Estacio. “It was not much then but we have gone a long way. It is 50-percent developed. We have all the features of a mixed-use township-malls, offices, schools (Xavier and Miriam), retail stores and 15 residential subdivisions.”
There are houses and lots for sale, and many have already been sold or are under construction. An Avida house and lot may cost from P1.5M-P7M. An Alveo lot may be had from P13,000-P16,000 per sq m; and an Ayala Land Premier lot from P16,000-P20,000 per sq m.
“The market is from middle income to high end,” said Charmaine Wong, Nuvali project development officer. “It’s for anyone interested in living in a beautiful place, to redefine the way they live.”
These include families (who can come here on their own), the team-building corporate crowd, sports enthusiasts, students and vacationers. A Makati-based tour operator, “The World of Outbound,” takes care of day tours.
Within the complex is the elegant Seda Hotel (tel. 945888), with a fine view of the man-made lake, trees and modern buildings. There are bikers and joggers, especially during weekends, when there are many activities for visitors.
There is a thriving wakeboarding community. At the Republic Wake Park, when a media team was present, wakeboarders had a field day, unerringly gliding through the waters with one hand and then using two hands to somersault above the ramps. A few did stumble and crush pell-mell into the waters.
At the beginners’ area, with its shallow waters, the trainer patiently oriented the neophytes, who were game but lost control after a few minutes. They enjoyed the experience anyway. “There were little fishes in the water,” said one wakeboarder wannabe from the media.