About us

Jungle-Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp is the original, most famous (and toughest) survival school in the Philippines. It got started in the late 1960s when the Americans visited the Subic Bay, Philippines. There, they found a group of indigenous people called Aetas and was curious on how they can survive inside the forest using only their “bolo” (knife). Noting that this would be vital to be able to survive in the upcoming war, they studied the Aetas’ primitive ways.

During the world war, the army who went under training got captured in Vietnam. They were able to escape but were unable to contact for help, so they decided to hide inside the nearby forest. They had to stay there for weeks, and the skills they learned were the only things that kept them alive. When they were finally able to go home, they made it mandatory for everyone to undergo the Jungle Survival Training at Subic, thus Jungle-Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp was born.

Today, JEST Camp is one of the country’s premier Survival Course Providers in the Philippines, offering adventurous souls a chance to uncover their primitive instinct for survival through teaching them indigenous skills with the widest range and most comprehensive survival training courses.