06 Jun 2018
C4 - Chakrata Day 7
The day at the river yesterday was a lot of fun for the Red Star kids while the White star kids cenjoyed their Treasure Hunt. The kids put up a good Talent Night in the evening & then enjoyed some music & dance. It had rained just before dawn for a couple of hours. Kids are fine.
This morning, kids woke up to a cloudy morning. Seems like the weather gods are also sad to see the kids leave from camp. They packed their bags, cleaned up their tents & had breakfast. They then played the Youreka Premiere League followed by closing ceremonies where they shared their experiences & appreciated each other. They will leave campus by 2.30pm for their homeward journey. We hope you will listen to their stories & continue their regular exposure to nature & the outdoors. Research shows that nature is essential for the physical, emotional & mental well being of the children; apart from that, research is also showing that free play in the outdoors is very important in building life skills like problem solving, interpersonal relationships & conflict resolution.
05 Jun 2018
C4 - Chakrata Day 6
The Red Star group let their creative juices flow yesterday afternoon as they designed tie-&-dye patterns on their bandanas. In the evening, they played Words Auction. The White star kids reached their camping spot, pitch their tents & had a lot of fun & cooking & sleeping in the wilderness.
This morning, the White Stars returned excited from their nightout. They exchanged stories form their experiences during breakfast. All the kids have funky hairstyles today. The weather is cloudy & warm. The Red Star group left for a day out in the Yamuna River with a packed lunch. They will be doing body surfing, cliff jumping & river crossing which they were really looking forward to. The White Star kids relaxed for a while & then sat down for a creative morning making post cards with colours and crayons. After lunch, the group will apply all they have learnt in a Treasure Hunt. Both the groups are looking forward to the Talent Night this evening & will start their preparation after snack this afternoon! Kids are fine & enjoying being in the cool outdoors!
04 Jun 2018
C4 - Chakrata Day 5
The White Star group which had the campus all to themselves yesterday did tree jummaring after lunch. In the evening, they played Minute to Win It games. The Red Star group had a great nightout & enjoyed sleeping in the open, under the stars.
This morning, kids woke to foggy weather. The Red Star group returned excited to the campus & shared their stories over breakfast with their White star counterparts. They went for rappelling after breakfast & some rest. The White Star group learnt survival skills & are looking forward to their turn at the nightout today!
03 Jun 2018
C4 - Chakrata Day 4
Yesterday after lunch, the 2 groups relaxed on campus & engaged in Endeavour activities. White Star made bracelets for themselves & Red Star created a newspaper. They all enjoyed minute to win it games at camp fun which got nice & competitive.
Kids are dressed as twins today. They had an energetic Chota Haazri & a hearty breakfast. White Star went for rock climbing & Red Star learnt survival skills like navigation & fire building which they will use in the afternoon. After Lunch, the red star kids will all pack their backpacks & then navigate themselves to a camping spot. There they will pitch their tents, build a fire & cook their own dinner. They will sleep in the wilderness & return tomorrow morning. Kids are all doing fine. The clouds & sun are playing hide & seek on campus.
02 Jun 2018
C4 - Chakrata Day 3
Yesterday afternoon, after Lunch, Red Star kids went for ziplining & challenged themselves on the Commando Net while the White Star kids enjoyed some creative activity painting on natural things they found around the campus like barks & pebbles. Some of their artwork was amazing! In the evening, it rained for about 1.5hrs & then the skies cleared. Kids stayed indoors & played antakshari!
Kids woke up to a clear & warm day. After chota haazri & breakfast, white star went for commando net & ziplining while the red star kids went for tree jummaring. All the kids are high on energy & doing well. They are enjoying the nature around them!
01 Jun 2018
C4 - Chakrata Day 2
The group reached the campus at 1:30 in the afternoon. They had their lunch & then had their campus orientation. They were allocated their tents and groups after that where they got to know who their tent mates were going to be. Expectations were shared amongst the groups and they played ice-breakers to get to know each other. The clever Red stars named themselves ‘Oye Idhar Aao’ while the “radiant” white stars call themselves the ‘Shining Whites’. All the kids showed their creativity in ad making during camp fun in the evening.
The morning brought a blanket of clouds that covered the sky. Despite this, the kids were excited for the activities. Post breakfast, team ‘Oye Idhar Aao’ went for a long hike while the ‘Shining Whites’ went for a relatively shorter introductory hike. Both teams have been introduced to mountain manners & ‘Leave No Trace’ principles. Kids are all fine & have had their lunch. They are now relaxing on campus, taking turns to bathe & waiting for their afternoon activities.
This was her 6th Camp!
I have sent my daughter almost every year to a Youreka camp since she was age 9. So this was her 6th camp. She has gone to different locations and I have always been very happy about the arrangements and activities we chose. In this day and age of gadgets and distractions, Youreka is like a breath of fresh air. So many life skills and survival skills are taught. I personally have Youreka to thank for how she has shaped up as a person. Learnt to be independent and open to adventures. Three cheers!
New Story Everyday!
It is almost 4 months now since my daughter attended the J4 2016 at Youreka as a White Star participant. Till today hardly a day goes by without some new story from camp suddenly remembered, or some moment relived!
Went to a Youreka camp 17yrs ago...
I went to a Youreka camp about 17 yrs ago -- and I still remember it as the most positive and fascinating experience of my life at the time. I have camped in other places and countries since -- but heck, I miss the experience which Youreka provided when I was a kid.
"Absolutely amazing n awesome experience my holiday could not have been better than this " This is what my daughter said as soon as she met me .
New level of enthusiasm and confidence!
It gives me immense pleasure to share that the class 11 camp to Kambre has had a different impact on our students and educators. The students have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities they were exposed too. They also shared the interactive sessions which were handled by your team. The exposure provided to them has lifted them to a whole new level of enthusiasm, energy, confidence and attitude.
Wonderful Experience with Youreka. Everything was properly planned. Nice Hospitality, neat and clean place to stay. Tasty Food and amazing Mentors.. Looking forward for many more experience
I found her different, changed and very confident
When I received Meher at the railway station on the 20th of June, I found a different, changed and very confident Meher. There was something different about the way she was carrying herself. Her body language had changed. This very Meher who was so scared of dogs before she went for this trip, was actually getting a stray dog to smell her hand so as to get friendly with it. it took her 3, 4 days to get over the disappointment of coming back from the camp. She has shared so much with us and wants to go back every year. We as parents are very happy and thrilled and wish to thank everybody in The team Youreka for fantabulous work they do. Thanks once again.