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

As Seen On

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.

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

Reception

Yu Yee

Reception

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.

Bang

Farmer

Bang

Farmer

Bang has been working on the farm since the camp opened in 2017.  He loves working in such a beautiful, peaceful place and is very proud of the farm, especially the latest crop of salad greens!  During his free time, Bang enjoys all kinds of fishing, whether it's spearfishing in the ocean or casting a reel in a nearby pond.

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

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!