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 San Pablo City was held at Star Lake Resort in San Pablo City on 25 – 27 October 2006. The eco-camp aimed to ensure the sustainable conservation of Laguna de Bay, its watershed and its tributaries, particularly the Seven Lakes in San Pablo City. It was conducted in partnership with the Friends of the Seven Lakes Foundation and the City Government of San Pablo City.
Twenty-nine students from various high schools of San Pablo City participated in the EcoCamp. The 11 participating schools were: San Cristobal National High School, San Pablo City National High School, San Pablo City National High School – San Jose Annex, Lakes City Christian School, San Pablo Colleges, San Bartolome National High School, Sto. Angel National High School, San Pablo City Science High School, Col. Lauro D. Dizon Memorial National High School, and VYP-Management Systems Consultants High School.
The vision formulated by the eco-campers for their environment –
“It is the year 2016. San Pablo is a well-planned and clean city, promoting the Seven Lakes as a well-known tourist spot with a government that is responsive in conserving and protecting our environment. The citizens are disciplined and responsible in treating natural resources as God’s given gift. San Pablo is a successful model city not only in Laguna, but in the whole country.”