ALVIERA HERO CAMP TO BENEFIT DEPENDENTS OF COUNTRY’S FALLEN HEROES

Alviera, the premier adventure destination of the north, is hosting a signature camping event to benefit loved ones of the country’s military personnel.

Alviera Hero Camp will be a camping weekend in the great outdoors of Alviera in Porac, Pampanga to be held on October 15-16, 2016. A percentage of sales to the event will go to HERO Foundation, which secures the future of children and dependent siblings of soldiers who have fallen or have been permanently incapacitated in the line of duty. The donation will go to the foundation’s educational assistance programs.

Alviera Hero Camp participants can look forward to a weekend of SandBox adventure park attractions along with the excitement of a hero training crash course, superhero movies under the night sky, stargazing with astronomers and so much more. As part of Alviera’s outreach program, beneficiaries of HERO Foundation will be special guests and enjoy all of the hero camp’s features and activities. Alviera Hero Camp visitors can avail of two types of packages to best enjoy the fresh air and views of rolling hills. Day Adventurer and Weekend Camper packages both provide four rides to SandBox attractions during their stay. These include the Rollercoaster Zipline, the 10-meter high Giant Swing, Aerial Walk and Adventure Tower for free fall, wall climbing and rappelling. With capes, costumes and secret heroic identities all welcome at the Alviera Hero Camp, participants will log their role-playing adventures in a comic booklet to complete the whole hero course.

Training starts with Hero Basics 101, where expert adventurers and outdoor guides give visitors a rundown on some nature survival skills. In a fun physical session titled KAPOW! Hero Combat Training, martial arts masters will teach and demonstrate basic self- defense moves that heroes can practice on the spot. Over at the Costume Crafting Corner, heroes can get creative with their costumes and design masks, capes or hero logos. In the Aqtiv Archery Challenge Maze, participants will face the Monster Obstacle Course. Archers must target monsters while running through a maze and finish the course under time pressure.

Weekend Campers will also get to enjoy the evening’s Parade of Heroes, where they dress up in full costume and go trick or treating in participating booths and camp tents. Superzoom Stargazing in partnership with the Mind Museum will provide a fun encounter with heavenly bodies as campers learn to identify constellations, try naked-eye stargazing with laser pointers, telescopic viewing of celestial bodies, learn night orienteering and how to use instruments like planispheres and astrolabes. The perfect hero training day will be capped off by superhero movie screening under the night sky. With SandBox soon to begin evening operations on weekends, campers can also take their four free rides on the selected attractions at night.

Participants to the Alviera Hero Camp are encouraged to take their hero shots in camp and post them on social media tagged with #ALVIERAHEROCAMP. The fun continues after camp when Alviera picks the best photos to win cool prizes. “Aside from providing an ideal venue for outdoor activities with Alviera’s scenic views and terrain, we wanted people to gain something positive in dressing up and changing into costume,” said Jomi De Guzman, Alviera Project Development Manager. “This Halloween, we’d like to inspire families, especially the kids to live purposely the way heroes do. So the Alviera Hero Camp concept grew from there, a camping weekend that is fun and thrilling where kids and kids-at- heart can discover the heroes in themselves.”

Alviera Hero Camp packages are available on Travel Factor’s website for P2,100 for Day Adventurers and P2,950 for Weekend Campers. For more information, visit travelfactor.org/alvieraherocamp.

In partnership with Leonio Land, Alviera is an Ayala Land sustainable estate located in Porac Pampanga, accessible via NLEX-ScTex. Envisioned to become a regional growth center of Central Luzon, it features a diverse mix of quality residential, industrial and commercial developments to support local economic growth.

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