How We Do Things

Our Jungle Camp
Eco-Inspired
Jungle Accommodation

Welcome to Our Jungle Camp,

I have spent over 50 years in Southeast Asia, mostly in the jungle developing eco-resorts in Thailand, starting with the River Kwai, Krabi, Phra Thong island and Khao Sok National Park.

Khao Sok National Park is one of the best protected natural habitats in Thailand. Preserving this magical part of the world starts with education and experience – your stay at Our Jungle Camp helps our outdoor education efforts and raises environmental awareness between local schools, kids and their families.

Our Jungle Camp’s Tree-houses, Riverside Bungalows, and Bamboo Huts are built from carefully sourced bamboo and renewable materials.

We lead by example, we minimise our use of power by foregoing air conditioning and televisions, we reduce plastic waste with purified water and run our own educational organic farm for healthier living.

I hope you enjoy your time with us and get a little closer to nature – Our Jungle Camp is an eco-resort that will leave you inspired.

Dick Sandler
Founder

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Our Team

The OJC Family

Marius

General Manager

Marius

General Manager

Our new Lodge Manager, Marius was born in Germany but has spent extensive amounts of time in the eastern hemisphere; some of his stopover destinations include Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. But Khao Sok has always been his anchor, throughout his career he worked along the tourism value chain from planning and constructing an Eco Resort to Tourism Marketing and running sustainability focused Eco Lodges. He has a deep curiosity for the local culture, prevailing pristine nature and adventure based-activities in and around Khao Sok National Park.

Tumn

Assistant Manager

Tumn

Assistant Manager

Born and raised in Suratthani Province, our experienced Assistant Manager Khun Tumn has worked for many years with different 5 Star properties in Phuket and Suratthani. For him Hotel Management, is not only a profession but a lifestyle, which he lives with his service oriented mindset on a daily basis. As a local resident, he will gladly answer all your Thai related questions and can recommend you the best nature places in Khao Sok, which he now calls home.

Nita

Reception

Nita

Reception

Nita came to Khao Sok from a big city in the North of Thailand, and would have never imagined to enjoy working in such a remote environment. But her decision to work in hospitality made her fall in love with the pristine surrounding nature of Southern Thailand, where the guest interaction allows her also to travel without ever having to leave her beautiful country of Thailand.

Yu Yee

Service Staff

Yu Yee

Service Staff

Yu Yee has worked at Our Jungle Camp for just over a year, but has a total of three years of experience in hospitality here in Khao Sok.  She grew up in the nearby Kirirat disctrict, but moved to Khao Sok following great job opportunity and the chance to visitors from around the world here at our resort.  On days off, she enjoys traveling to all the nearby attractions the area has to offer: viewpoints, waterfalls, hot springs, new coffee shops, there’s lots to do for the adventurous local!

Waew

Housekeeping

Waew

Housekeeping

Our main housekeeper, Waew, has been at the camp since a few months after our opening, but has been living in working in Khao Sok for over 9 years.  Though she moved here to be with her husband, she enjoys going to visit family in Takua Pa district on days off and never passes up an opportunity to go out dancing, especially in the traditional Thai style.

Na

Foreman

Na

Foreman

After being a local government officer, Na has spent the last ten years working in construction before joining us in 2018.  He worked as an apprentice under the main foreman who helped with major rebuilds and renovations at the Jungle House and Jungle Camp over the past few years.  His favorite project so far was his design and construction of the front desk and reception area.

Diaw

Farmer

Diaw

Farmer

Diaw has been working with us since Summer 2018, but has been farming in Khao Sok since his childhood.  His family's farm, where he learned everything from his parents, is only a few kilometers away from Our Jungle Camp. He spends most of his free time with his children teaching them how to tend to their garden where they grow corn, pumpkin, kale and raise chickens.

Dick

Founder

Dick

Founder

Dick Sandler, our founder, is sometimes called the grandfather of eco-tourism in Thailand. He has lived in the country for 50 years and speaks fluent Thai. He started doing eco-tourism on the River Kwai in 1972 before the term “eco-tourism” even existed. Subsequently he pioneered eco-resorts in Krabi, Phang-nga, and Khao Sok before these became international tourism destinations. With his pioneering expertise, he has been invited as an eoc-tourism advisor in several other Southeast Asian countries.

My Vision

I grew up in the concrete jungle of New York City. City brats were typically shipped off to summer camp in beautiful rural areas of upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. I was a camper for 13 years and it turned me into a nature nut for life. As a result, I have spent much of my life tramping happily through the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The other result is that I want to bring the love of nature to young children everywhere. It will enrich their lives and turn them into advocates for (if not saviours of) the earth in the future. This is what we are doing at Our Jungle House and Camp. We devote a significant portion of the income from our resorts to a free nature camp for Thai kids, and we try to make education the focus of the whole resort experience. Hence we hope you will mix with the Thai kids doing their activities at the weekend camps,visit our organic farm, and learn from our local jungle guides who also love the amazing nature at Khao Sok.

Join us in the enjoyment of nature and the fight for the future.

Dick Sandler,
Environmentalist & Founder

Our Guides

Vie

Vie, from Khao Sok, enjoys to take photographs, hiking and overall being in nature. Although he graduated with a mechanical engineering major and worked many years in this field, he found his true joy by becoming a nature guide in his hometown.

Bin

Bin has been in Khao Sok for almost 20 years. He is an experienced spotter of the famous, rare raflessia flower, which only blooms in certain areas of the jungle from December to March. He also does National Park overnight tours and family hiking on a consistent basis.

James

James loves interacting with people and practicing his english with tourists! His favorite job is being a guide along the Khao Sok National Park Trails. He is especially fond of guiding more demanding trails to Thasawan Waterfall and leading Night Safaris into the depth of the park.

Rung

Rung one of our youngest guides, who was born and raised in Khao Sok, loves trekking and seeing the different kinds of animals and species living in the jungle.

Tim

Tim, the sixth out of nine siblings, grew up in Surat Thani province and graduated from the faculty of liberal Arts, International School of Tourism of Surat Thani. She has always loved traveling and spending her free time in the mountains, waterfalls and national parks, which is why she has always known that becoming a tour guide would mean following her passion. I-Tim values her relationships to people and animals, and knows that from these relationships she can discover and live out to be her true self.

Chai

Chai, born in Khao Sok, has been working as a guide for over 12 years. He taught himself english while working with foreigners. He loves scavenging for useful herbs in the jungle, and also spends his free time photographing wildlife. At the Jungle Life Camp, he will lead our adventure tours down the Sok river, and has a strong background and eye on health and safety of our groups. Further does he enjoy to teach about local building methods and the sustainable resources which the forrest so plentiful supplies.

Liam

Leam, born in Klong Seang Village, the now by Cheow Lan Lake flodded area, is proud to be a guide here in Khao Sok, his hometown. He loves sharing his knowledge and showing tourists his hometown, and deeply enjoys spending quality time with them in nature surrounded by wildlife. He also values sustainability and prefers working with eco-friendly companies/operators.

Gai

Gai has been a guide for the past 15 years, and is one of our most experienced Birding guides. His heart is in the jungle, and Gai also loves spending his free time photographing nature. His dream is to make Khao Sok accessible for everyone, and plans on someday offering tours for disabled people. At the Life Camp, Khun Gai educates from Soil Assessments over Birdwatching to Survival Skills and is highly comitted to make sure everyone leaves the camp with more knowledge and stoked on nature.

Bamboo & Earth

Our
Facilities

We have beautifully crafted restaurant and bar, on-site organic working farm, a nature camp, a water tower that will be converted into a museum but for now offers amazing views or a place to practice yoga. We offer free parking and wifi.

Feel free to stroll around the property and soak up all aspects of our jungle oasis.

Welcome to Our Jungle Camp!

Did you know?

Our Jungle Camp is a sister resort of Our Jungle House. The owner, a pioneer of nature tourism in Thailand since 1975, has meticulously crafted an experience that’s inclusive of the awe-inspiring natural surroundings.

Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team

Our Jungle Camp is always on the lookout to find new talented staff to join our team of local and foreign employees. If you are interested in working in one of the most diverse nature areas among an amazing team, please do not hesitate to send in your resume, motivation letter or promotion package.

Volunteer / Intern / Influencer / Blogger / Marketeer

Start Date: All Year Duration: 3 Days to 6 Month

Role and Responsibilities

We are year round open to collaborate with Bloggers, Social Media Professional´s, Instagramer’s and general Influencer`s, who share our overall concept and appreciation for Nature, Tourism, Wildlife and Sustainability.

We usually work on a barter basis and offer Free Resort Accommodation and Partially covered Activity Cost in exchange for:

  • High Quality Picture and Video Content
  • Written Content in forms of Travel Blogs and other publishing’s if travel / topic related, with link exchange.
  • Social Media Posting, Take Over and Preparation

If you are interested in collaborating with Our Jungle Camp in Khao Sok, please get in contact with us via online channels.

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Receptionist (M/F)

Start Date: From October 2019 Duration: Full Time - Thai National

Role and Responsibilities

Our Jungle Camps, Front Office / Reception Staff, will work along our local team in close contact with our mainly Western guests, therefore a service oriented mind-set, along with above average English language skills both written and spoken are strongly required from all applicants.

Additional Requirements Include:

  • Applicants must be able to communicate both in written and spoken English, need to have advanced Computer and MS Office Knowledge
  • High School Diploma or relevant work experience is considered an advantage but not required
  • Good Customer Service Mind and positive work attitude
  • Self-Motivated Attitude, Well-Organized and able to perform under stressful situations
  • Must be willing to commit to working in a natural and secluded environment with extended working hours and days during high season month

Applicable candidates are expected to provide an Industry Format Resume along with a short Motivational Letter via E-Mail.

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F&B Supervisor (M/F)

Start Date: From October 2019 Duration: Full Time - Thai National

Role and Responsibilities

Our Jungle Camps, Restaurant and F&B Supervisor, will work along our local team in close contact with our mainly guests, therefore a service oriented mind-set, along with above average English language skills both written and spoken are strongly required from all applicants. Daily tasks include the preparation and planning of service and kitchen tasks and responsibilities. The continues increase of service and product quality in both restaurant and bar as well as reporting of operations towards the management. The potential start date of employment is scheduled for 1th of October, 2019 but might be rescheduled for suitable candidates.

Additional Requirements Include:

  • Applicants must be able to communicate both in written and spoken English
  • Relevant work experience in Hospitality, e.g. Hotel, Kitchen, Restaurant
  • Above Average Customer Service Mind
  • Self-Motivated Attitude, Well-Organized and able to perform under stressful situations
  • Must be willing to commit to working in a natural and secluded environment with extended working hours and days during high season month

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Educational Camp & Farm Supervisor

Start Date: From October 2019 Duration: Full Time

Role and Responsibilities

The Camp & Farm Supervisor will closely work closely with our Environmental Education Officer on planning, scheduling and operating Local Thai School visits for Full Day and Overnight Camp´s. As well as facilitate the development of product offerings for International Group arrivals. The role reports directly to the Lodge Manager and requires intercultural communication skills in Thai and English as well as a self-driven and motivated attitude.

Additional Requirements Include:

  • Able to Communicate Fluently in both Thai and English
  • Able to maintain reporting in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Management, Environmental Education or Conservation experience required
  • Natural Passion for working with students, education and knowledge sharing
  • Enjoy living and working in the outdoors setup of Khao Sok

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