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 Pedro was held on 29 September – 01 October 2010 at Villa Antonio Resort in San Pedro, Laguna. It was conducted in cooperation with the Local Government of San Pedro.
The eco-camp was conducted in line with CLEAR’s long-term commitment to help increase the awareness of people in the lakeshore communities regarding lake conservation which eventually would contribute to catalyzing changes in the behavior towards appreciating the value of Laguna de Bay and its environs. Environmental lectures and group dynamics were designed to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of Laguna de Bay. It was highlighted by field exposure trip which include a boat ride in the lake for water quality monitoring. The Eco-Camp concluded with a ceremonial turnover to the mayor of San Pedro their action plans for the conservation of Laguna de Bay.
The 3-day experiential learning event was attended by twenty-seven (27) high school students from various schools of the City of San Pedro: 3 from Sampaguita National High School – Annex, 10 from Liceo de San Pedro, 5 from San Pedro Relocation Center National High School – Cuyab Campus, and 9 from San Pedro Relocation Center National High School – Landayan Campus.