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Inside Camp John Hay and behind the Bell House museum is a romantic amphitheater called the Bell amphitheater, which is surrounded by colorful flowers arranged in consequent arcs and is a popular wedding destination among couples. Its design was inspired from Ifugao tribes’ terracing technique, and its name coined after the commanding officer responsible for most structures in Camp John Hay, Major General James Franklin Bell. For an entrance fee of P60 (P50 for students), visitors can tour the inside of the Bell House, take instagrammable photos of the amphitheater, and visit nearby locations as well.
Nearby Attractions to Bell Amphitheater
Before the Bell House and Amphitheater lies the Cemetery of Negativism, a humorous cemetery where its tombstones are dedicated to pessimistic thoughts that plague anyone, with statuettes of animals lying on top of them. The Historical trail can be found beside the Bell house as well, which serves as a walkthrough of 100-year history of the Camp and where the Secret Garden lays hidden; a small area filled with indigenous flowers and shrubs. Right outside the compound of the Bell house is where guests can find the Treetop Adventure, a place that offers activities like Tree Drop, Superman Ride, Silver Surfer, and Canopy Ride, and is the perfect place for team building and family bonding.
For those planning on holding garden occasions, the Bell Amphitheater has a seating capacity of 500 guests and can be reserved by going to Camp John Hay Management Corporation Complex Office located inside the Camp.