In the Heart of Nature
With a river running through it and nestled among majestic limestone cliffs, Jungle Life Camp is the first dedicated kids camp in Khao Sok focused on nature, conservation, and sustainability. It’s a place where students of all ages can learn to love and protect wildlife to become advocates of biodiversity through real life experiences.
Our Jungle Camp Eco Resort supports a free nature camp here for the local Thai community children. We also welcome private international groups on custom programs and tours.
CHEOW LAN LAKE & VILLAGE VISIT
Thirty years ago, a river was damned creating a huge hydroelectric project and a beautiful lake. The lake is famous for towering limestone cliffs, floating bungalows, and abundant wildlife. The nearby hydroelectric dams offer learning opportunities about energy production and the impacts on the local population and natural environment. After the dam, go for a boat tour of the scenery and swim in the lake. Also visit the nearby village, to learn about sustainable fruit farming, and how locals are protecting the natural way of life.
CAMPFIRE COOKOUT & NIGHT SAFARI
Enjoy an evening with a campfire BBQ, learn the basics of fire-making, listen to Thai local guitar and drum music, and go on a night safari to explore the wildlife. Or have an evening watching nature education movies in our outdoor cinema!
HILLSIDE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
Because we understand the issue of wildlife-based tourism and the domestication of elephants in Thailand, we are well equipped to educate about the current issues and are committed to making a difference. We can facilitate an interactive session and discussion about the gentle giants their deep roots in Thai culture and the local life of the Mahouts (Elephant Caretakers).
ORGANIC FARM & FORAGING
Learn what each herb and spice growing in our organic garden is and what they can be used for from jungle medicine to flavoring food. Harvest ingredients for your Thai lunch on a jungle walk, learn how to split freshly harvested coconuts for a delicious Thai curry as well as how to steam and serve in bamboo tubes.
KHAO SOK RIVER ANALYSIS
Joining an educator on a short stroll along the Sok River, setup your laboratory by the river! Take measurements of the river to analyze its health, classify the insects present in the watershed, and play games to learn about the importance of water management.
SURVIVAL SKILLS & SHELTER BUILDING
Forage jungle food and explore the different uses of plants. Give fishing in the river a try the local way using bamboo, and learn skills like how to build shelter, rafts, track animals in the jungle, build traps and more!
Go on a journey to discover the rich diverse birdlife that Khao Sok National Park and the surrounding jungle has. We will guide you through the humming life above you as we explain bird behavior as well as their unique calls.
CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH LOCAL STUDENTS
Join the local kids at their camp, sharing songs, language, cooking skills, environmental learning, and fun. This has been a popular part of our past international camps.
From the Jungle
On the 7th and 8th of September, we held a Guide Training at the Jungle Life Camp to collectively work on solutions and approaches for itineraries of school camps coming to stay with us. With a total of twelve people present, we exchanged ideas, ranging from planning diverse activities for nature education lessons to deciding upon which subjects...
Hi there, I’m Juliana, the new intern for Jungle Life Camp in Khao Sok. I spent a day joining a Thai kids camp on their jungle trek adventure where I had the task of photographing them and helping out their camp instructor with any work. For you to be able to have an idea of what the kids do all day in camp, I wrote a blog on my experience with...
Khao Sok National Park is one of the best-preserved natural habitats in Thailand, and it's all thanks to the Communists. During the 1970s and early 80s, this area of thick jungle and caves was the perfect hide-out for the small band of Communist insurgents tickling the government at that time. Khao Sok in the early days A Peace Corps volunteer...