Flying Jombok Tree Adventure Learning Center
in Preah Vihear Province *
Donor/s: Private Donations and contributions to cover costs
What is Jombok Hoas?
“Jombok Hoas” refers to the trees found in abundance
at our Adventure Learning Center—and the ability to fly.
And yes, people really can fly if they believe in themselves and
have experiences that collectively encourage them in whatever they
wish to do.
Jombok Hoas is about creating experiences and showing people that
with a little belief in themselves and in what they, together with
their friends and community can do, then they can really do anything … and
be anything that they want. Principles learned here can be actively
applied in our lives for the betterment of ourselves, our families
and our communities.
Jombok Hoas is a non-profit facility operated by the Adventist
Development and Relief Agency in Cambodia.
Situated in the dense forests of Preah Vihear, Jombok Hoas was
created to give Cambodians an opportunity for increasing various
life skills through Adventure learning. Jombok Hoas has developed
programs for groups that work towards the following objectives:
Developing Team Support
Jombok Hoas’ programs have been designed to create positive
and lasting change in your workplace, organization or team. Programs
focus on identifying and nurturing leadership and team building
skills in addition to personal growth and self-confidence. A
variety of physical activities, and personal and group initiative
exercises stimulate active communication, problem solving skills.
These challenge individuals and teams beyond their perceived boundaries
enabling them to realize great achievements… while some
activities are just plain fun!
An important factor for learning is the post-activity reflection
time, conducted by experienced Khmer facilitators. Each
debrief-time enables participants to share what they have learned
and how they can apply this skill in their lives. It allows
conflict to occur in a non-threatening environment enabling participants
to constructively learn approaches to deal with it, as well as
turning it around for the good. Physical challenges are also
used as representing life’s challenges and showing that a
positive attitude and group support can be the difference between
success and failure.
Participants are able to experience a variety of high and low
activities, all situated in the forest environment of Jombok Hoas,
including repelling, high wire walking, zip line, giant swing,
a cable bridge, giant spider web and others.
Below is a list of available activities. While some names
of some are self-explanatory, most of them must be experienced
to be fully understood.
- Blind Walk
- Name Game
- Hungry Hawk
- Amazing Nails
- Horse Shoe puzzle
- Elephant Trunk
- Angkor Wat
- Marble Cross Creek
- Jumping Gloves
- Hand Wrestling
- Octopus Legs
- Giants’ Toothpick
- Dancing Cable
- Engagement Ring
- Stick Figure
- Human Bridge
- Trust Me
- Giant Swing
- Slippery Snake
- Eagle Perch
- Spider Web
- Jombok Monkey
- Treasure Island
- Electric Fence
- Changing Seats
- Walk in the Clouds
- Jombok Hoas (zip wire)
- Bungee Jump
- Island Challenge
- Team Swing
- Leap of Faith Low
- Name that tree
- Turbulent Ladder
- Giant Thongs
- Creek Rescue
- Nail Walk
- Pipe Ladder
- Touch Pads
- Day hike up mountain
Group sizes from 15 to 25 participants are most effective however
smaller or larger sizes may be accommodated where necessary. Participants
should be aged from 14 years old and up and be in good health.
Types of groups that have experienced Jombok Hoas include NGO
staff, School Students, Businesses, Community members, Volunteers,
Community Based Organizations and Disadvantaged Youth.
Length of Stay
In order to fully realize the all the learning opportunities Jombok
Hoas has to offer, 3-4 day programs are best (Monday afternoon-Friday
morning). Shorter programs can also be designed for
groups working under time constraints.
Talk to our staff about your learning requirements and programs
can be tailored for your situation.
There are currently 4 activity facilitators (1 female) and 4 part
time staff at Jombok Hoas. 2 key staff have been trained
by Australian outdoor educators.
All staff involved in activities have been trained in proper safety
procedures in accordance with accepted international standards. Climbing
equipment such as ropes, carabineers and pulleys have been imported
from Australia and America.
Facilities / Accommodations
The broad objectives of Jombok Hoas program also include raising
environmental awareness and encouraging sustainable use of natural
resources. As such, staff have chosen to utilize only dead
or uprooted trees for all construction purposes on the site. The
layout of buildings and activities have also taken advantage of
naturally occurring cleared areas in order to conserve as much
of the existing forest as possible.
- Large open meeting center (lodge) (8 x 12 meters)
- Two bungalows (4 x 5 meters each)
- Basic sleeping equipment (mattress, mosquito nets for up to
- Latrines (4 Asian-style)
- On-site generator for evening electricity
Khmer meals are prepared on site however groups wishing to cook
for themselves may do so. As Jombok Hoas a Seventh-day
institution, pork is not normally served by our cooks.
Fees for groups are based on group size. Funds received
are used for ongoing operation costs of Jombok Hoas and additional
site development. Fees include activities and accommodation
Schedule of Fees Per Person
per day / $1.50 per meal
Jombok Hoas is situated in a hilly area of mixed primary and secondary
forest on the northern border of the Bung Pey Wildlife sanctuary. It
lies approximately half way between Kompong Thom city and
Tbeng Mean Chey (the capital of Preah Vihear), and takes 5-6 hours
by car from Phnom Penh.
From Kompong Thom take the main road (Rt. 64) approximately 75
KM. toward Preah Vihear. At Phnom Dike village, village turn
right on a newly paved road and go 4 km to Sry Tnong village. The
entrance to the Adventure site is just past the village on the
left hand side of the road. (See map below)
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For more information please contact:
Satha at (855)12 707-339
- Ben Davis at (855)12
ADRA Cambodia office, Jombok Hoas's email address:firstname.lastname@example.org
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