The camp will be held at the Wild Lodge, a picturesque eco-adventure center run by the Wild Planet, an outdoor education provider who has worked with international schools, such as NIST, ISB and Pattana, on field trips and excursions for more than 20 years.
The lodge is perfect for outdoor exploration, set on four-acres of wilderness, dotted with cozy lodges where campers will have comfortable beds, a campsite, a salt-water infinity pool, a reading sala, and dining area.
The traditionally designed lodges have high roofs with exposed trusses and ventilation panels placed high in the eaves. Hot air rises and the main lodge rooms stay cool and pleasant. The roofs are covered with modern 21st century shingles, chosen for their class-one fire resistance and longevity. All rooms have ceiling fans, and are screened against insects. As part of our eco-friendly ethos, the cabins are not air-conditioned. This helps teach the kids about sustainability and leaving the smallest possible footprint on the surrounds. We also believe that a little bit of roughing it is part of the back-to-nature summer camp experience. Plus, the air in Khao Yai is so fresh, we want the children to enjoy it directly from the source.
In keeping with The Wild Lodge’s goal of avoiding the use of new hardwood and unsustainable timber, everything in the lodges is old. Doors, windows and furniture have all been rescued from junk shops and street markets then renovated and restored. Most pieces have been crafted from increasingly scarce, tropical hardwoods like teak and mahogany, reclaimed from earlier times when the forest’s precious resources were considered infinite. The eco-lodges provide an echo from the past and a lesson for the future.
All lodges have a large balcony, back conservatory and private bathroom with rain shower. The main room is a spacious 36 square meters. Some lodges have a second floor mezzanine with additional sleeping area in the loft. There’s even a challenge course for the more intrepid campers, complete with a zip-line, rope cables, timber platforms and aerial elements designed to promote individual confidence and social cooperation. The staff is highly trained and CPR-certified, ready to support, cheer and challenge campers to be their best selves.