I have been to SandBox Alviera Porac Pampanga twice, during its media launch and the Activ Archery launch. We had fun trying out their attractions. Although, one day is not enough for everyone to try out everything. With the long queue on each attraction especially at the Roller Coaster Zipline. That's why Im so thrilled to experience their upcoming Alviera Hero Camp on October 15-16 and be a camper once again.
Alviera features some of the most beautiful natural vistas in the province. Participants can avail of two types of packages to best enjoy the fresh air and views of rolling hills.
Day Adventurer and Weekend Camper packages let visitors ride four 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 heroes a rundown on some nature survival skills.
Then what’s a hero training camp without some combat training? In KAPOW!, martial arts masters will teach and demonstrate basic self-defense moves that heroes can practice on the spot. Meantime, the Costume Crafting Corner is for getting creative with hero costumes. Spruce up the mask, design your hero logo, or stitch up the cape.
For an action-filled test of their evil-fighting skills, participants will face the Monster Obstacle Course of Aqtiv Archery. In this archery challenge maze, archers must target monsters 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 give heroes food for thought. They will learn to identify constellations, try naked-eye stargazing with laser pointers, telescopic viewing of heavenly bodies, learn night orienteering and how to use instruments like planispheres and astrolabes.
Then heroes can cap off the perfect training day by relaxing and watching superhero movies 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.”
Perhaps the most familiar with real-life heroes would be the scholars of HERO Foundation, which supports children and dependent siblings of fallen military personnel. Alviera Hero Camp will have these scholars on hand as special guests to enjoy all of the camp’s features. A portion of sales for Alviera Hero Camp will also be donated to HERO Foundation.
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 for more details.
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.
1. What is the Alviera Hero Camp?
Alviera is a sustainable mixed-use estate located in Porac, Pampanga. It is envisioned to become the business, commercial and lifestyle growth center of Central Luzon. Since the estate opened with the launch of the SandBox adventure park, Alviera has become the premier adventure destination of the north.
Today, we are announcing the Alviera Hero Camp to be held on October 15 to 16, 2016 (Saturday to Sunday). The camp is unique for being a training camp to mold heroes.
We have uniformed heroes making headlines these days, and costumed heroes are now all over movies and TV. The Alviera Hero Camp is for heroes-to be, those in search of a weekend of purposeful adventure and learning. Participants here will experience the thrills of hero role-playing throughout their time at camp, and learn a thing or two about what makes a hero.
2. What are the activities of the Alviera Hero Camp?
We invite participants as young as four to five years old to join this zero-to-hero adventure experience.
We have a Hero Training Crash Course for kids and kids-at-heart that involve four main activities. Hero Basics 101 takes participants through a short outdoor survival course led by expert adventurers and outdoor guides. After deciding on a hero name, participants can complete the new identity at the Costume Crafting Corner. Here they can create their hero mask or jazz up their own hero costumes.
KAPOW! Hero Combat Training will teach heroes some evil-fighting skills. Martial arts masters will demonstrate and teach defense moves to practice on the spot. Then there’s the Monster Obstacle Course with Aqtiv Archery, where they battle monsters through an outdoor archery maze.
At night, we have a Parade of Heroes where kids wear their hero costumes and can go trick-or-treat across the booths and tents at the campsite.
For those looking for galaxies to save far, far away, the Mind Museum will lead stargazing activities in the starlit skies of Alviera. It’s quite exciting since their experts will lead naked-eye stargazing with laser pointers, and telescopic viewing of planets, and even the moon. Within each one-hour activity, participants will learn about planispheres and astrolabes, orienteering using the stars and learn to identify different constellations.
We have widescreen superhero movies playing after dark, which visitors will enjoy at the campsite.
Aside from all this excitement, the SandBox attractions will be open for visitors to rev up their hero training. That means the Giant Swing, Aerial Walk, Adventure Tower free fall, rappel, wall climbing, plus Avatar One rollercoaster zipline are open for players. There’s also outdoor archery, the children’s playground and mini-golf course to try.
By the last quarter of the year, SandBox will begin evening operations every weekend so we’re excited to have visitors see these attractions.
3. Why hold a “Hero Camp” in October?
As an urban development that blends with nature, Alviera is always looking for outdoor activities meant for people to converge, commune and enjoy nature together. Our signature events, sports and fun festivals always return to that goal. The main October event is Halloween, which gives people a chance to dress up in costumes for fun. The costumes are probably the best part of the occasion.
Given that Alviera is surrounded by beautiful and natural terrain that can be enjoyed day and night with our camping facilities, we wanted people to gain something positive in dressing up and changing into costume. Instead of scaring each other as with Halloween, why not inspire others to do better, 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 discover the superhero in themselves.
4. Can Alviera Hero Camp participants come in costume?
We would certainly welcome everyone coming in their superhero costumes! We encourage them to post their best superhero shots in Alviera tagged with #ALVIERAHEROCAMP on social media. They get a chance to win Alviera prizes.
But please note that elaborate costumes will not be allowed when trying out SandBox attractions. These might restrict your movement or worse, and safety is our top priority. As a precaution, it might be best to leave your secret identity in your vehicles or in your tents.
5. Are there beneficiaries for this activity?
Alviera is a major supporter of HERO Foundation, which provides educational assistance to children and dependent siblings of Filipino soldiers killed in action or permanently incapacitated in the line of duty.
A portion of sales to the event will go to the scholarship fund of HERO Foundation. We are also bringing some of these young scholars to come and enjoy Alviera Hero Camp.
6. What are the packages for Alviera Hero Camp?
Participants can avail of the Day Adventurer and Weekend Camper packages.
Day Adventurer package will include:
§ Use of four free Sandbox attractions: Rollercoaster Zipline, Aerial Walk, Giant Swing, and Adventure Tower
Hero Training Crash Course
o Hero Basics 101
o Costume Crafting Corner
o KAPOW! Hero Combat Training
o Monster Obstacle Course with Aqtiv Archery
Weekend Camper package will include all day activities plus night activities:
§ Use of Sandbox attractions at night
§ Parade of Heroes
§ Superzoom Stargazing with the Mind Museum
§ Wham Bam Movies
Day Adventurer package will cost P2,150 while Weekend Camper will be at P2,950. Tickets are available at the Travel Factor website at travelfactor.org/alvieraherocamp.
7. What must participants bring to the event?
Suit up in comfortable outdoor attire like sneakers, pants and t-shirts. Flipflops and sandals are not advisable inn SandBox attractions. Bring extra clothes and costume, in case you break into a sweat.
Weekend Campers will be supplied with their own tents, but must bring their own beddings.
8. Will there be comfort amenities at the camp?
Yes, we have ample showers and toilet facilities for participants’ exclusive use at the camp. Sanitation, environmental care and of course, safety and security are all primary in Alviera.
9. Will the SandBox be open all night for the Alviera Hero Camp?
SandBox will have evening operations for the event so new hours will be 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Regular night operations will be launched in the latter part of the year.
10. Can we cook or bring food to the event?
There will be some great food concessionaires on-site. Cooking is prohibited for safety reasons. Just bring an extra water bottle for refills and enjoy the tasty food and beverage selection of the Alviera Hero Camp!