Outbound Tour 2012


Another welcome break for teachers and students as we embarked on an educational trip last September to PARADISE RANCH, a refreshing nature and conservation park just inside the sub-zone of Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. While the field trip’s goal is essentially to learn and experience, it also served as a fun bonding activity for everyone. The formative years is the best time to garner as much memories of school educational tours as one could.

PARADISE RANCH is a 30-hectare recreational farmstead founded by Erik D. Gomez in an effort to provide jobs for the folks in Sacobia Valley who were ravaged by the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The acreage also seeks to promote environmental protection and preservation.

TCAPS availed of the Ranch’s day-visit-package featuring a guided tour to its major attractions such as Zoocobia, Walk-Thru Aviary, Toon Town, Farm Ville, Animal Feeding and a whole lot more plus an added visit to Nayong Pilipino, a historic and cultural amusement park also at the Freeport Zone.

Bus rides from the humdrum of the city are always a great escape. We had a grand and relaxing ride! Our special thanks to Sir Arnel of HUNNYPOT Tours and of course, our friendly tour guide Kuya Boy!

Touchdown Paradise Ranch

Teacher Liza (right) trying out the Aeta Tribesmen’s cultural dance steps

After a 30-minute Tribal Show, visitors are called upon to join some fun dance challenge. Here, our very own KC Mabiasen (Gr. 3) was named Ms. PARADISE RANCH after her winning dance steps imitating the “monkey-dance-movement” as performed by an Aeta entertainer.

KC Mabiasen – Ms. Paradise Ranch

Aeta Tribal Dance troupe blowing the lid off to the tune of SHAKIRA’s “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)”

TCAPS faculty with the tribal dancers

Teacher Carol with the lads and lassies at the quiet gardens of Paradise Ranch.

Teaher Liza with Duffy Duck

Toon Town, Paradise Ranch. Basically a garden with replicas of cartoon characters.

Ancient beasts at the Dino Park Kingdom

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Saurapoda Replica at the Dino ParkKingdom

“Statue of Liberty”

Entrance of Zoocobia Fun Zoo

Zoocobia Fun Zoo

Slide for Life / Giant Slide

Garden Maze at Zoocobia Fun Zoo

Zoocobia is perched on the forested foothills of Paradise Ranch. Aside from viewing assorted types of animals, visitors are to have  a different kind of educational and interactional experience with a near-at-hand viewing and at the same time animal-feeding intimacy. An unforgettable zoological acquaintance perfect for our young tourists.

Paradise Ranch’s Farm Ville is the real-life experience outside of that online computer game. Here, visitors not only get to feed the animals but also harvest some vegetables, fruits and crops.

Parents and children alike had fun feeding the largest and flightless bird with grains

Midget or pygmy horses. Or more commonly known as “miniature horses”

Alpacas. A domesticated species of South American camelid.

Binturong. Another name for Bear Cat. Commonly found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo,Palawan and other Southeast Asian land.

Mj and Oj having a grand time feeding Kalahari domestic goats (Capra Hircus). Commonly found in the moist mountains of Africa

Animal and Bone and Skin Museum

Paradise Ranch Walk-Thru Aviary.

The Brahminy Kite. Also known as the Red-backed Sea-eagle in Australia. A medium sized bird of prey.

Sleeping Grass Owl

Blue-naped Parrot. Also known as the Philippine Green Parrot or “Pikoy”.  Feeds on seeds and nuts

Rufous Horn Bill. The Philippine Hornbill. Also known as “Kalaw” Loves to feed on fruits and insects.

The Philippine Eagle-Owl is a vulnerable species of bird belonging to the Strigidae Family. It feeds on rats and meat and commonly found in the forests of Catanduanes, Samar and Bohol.

Feeling the cold and scaly form of a giant boa.

Carlos Miguel and Omel aka “Si Malakas at Si Maganda”

Next stop on Outbound Tour — “Nayong Pilipino..”


Author: The Children's Ark Preparatory School

The Children’s Ark Preparatory School(TCAPS) believes that each child needs to grow and develop spiritually, emotionally and mentally to be a worthy member of its community and society.

10 thoughts on “Outbound Tour 2012

  1. CONGRATULATIONS T.C.A.P.S., for a successful Outbound Tour 2012 in Pampanga..!!!

    Parents, thank you for your continued support and being involved in all the events. The school would not be successful without your help. Mabuhay po kayo!

    Teachers and school staff, keep up the great work you are providing for your students. Always encourage them to do better, to be better than their best. And always remember that we are a learning community for the success of all children. For their success is our success!

  2. This looks absolutely GROOVY!


  4. It is fun!! we have fun time!!

  5. it’s more funin the phil………

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