To regularly conduct an Ecological Camp, dubbed as Kilos Kabataan Para sa Lawa, is part of the plan strategy of CLEAR in its campaign to educate the community, particularly the youth, on the need to conserve and protect Laguna de Bay. The ecological camp aims to ensure the sustainable conservation and protection of Laguna de Bay and to foster a deeper sense of appreciation and commitment especially among the lakeshore communities. CLEAR, the Conservation of Laguna de Bay’s Environment and Resources, is the tripartite partnership of Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands, Inc., Laguna Lake Development Authority and Unilever Philippines. more about CLEAR >>
The CLEAR Youth Ecological Camp for the youth of Muntinlupa City was conducted in cooperation with the Local Government of Muntinglupa City through its local Lake Management Office. It was held on 26 – 28 October 2005 at Anfort Resort in Cupang, Muntinglupa City. The EcoCamp was designed to raise the awareness of youth on environmental protection and sustainable development, particularly as it applies to Laguna de Bay.
Thirty-eight (38) high school students from various high schools of Muntinlupa City. The nine participating schools were: Our Lady of the Lake College, Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila, Far Eastern University, SPRCN High School, Pedro E. Diaz High School, Muntinlupa Institute of Technology, Sumulong Memorial High School, Mother Goose Montessori, and Don Bosco High School.
The vision formulated by the eco-campers for Laguna de Bay –
“By the year 2015, the Laguna de bay will become a natural ecological tourist destination. It will become a well-conserved and protected lake that will maintain the natural beauty and essence of it. Marine life will thrive beyond the whole lake which will become the main source of natural resources and basic needs. This resource – rich lake will be protected by the laws of the government and responsible people. The lake will enhance its beauty in such a way that people can achieve their basic needs from the natural lake.”