27 May 2018
C3 - Chakrata Day 3
Yesterday, after reflection, kids shed their inhibitions, dressed themselves up in straw & balloons & did a fashion show! They had a good time. They woke up fresh. The weather seems a little cloudy & may drizzle later. Kids are doing fine. After chota haazri, the group had a challenging session of Tera-Tera where they had to set it all up themselves using instructions & then enjoyed crossing the line they had set up.They have had lunch & will soon go for their afternoon activities. Kids are all doing great!
26 May 2018
C3 - Chakrata Day 2
?We deeply apologise for the delay in posting the update on your children. The kids reached campus at 2.30pm yesterday afternoon. They were all fine & weather was sunny. They were welcomed with warm Lunch & cool air. After lunch, they had a campus orientation and then got to know who their tent mates were going to be for the next 7 days. They settled in & then went on a short acclimatisation hike where they shared their expectations & set norms. They have decided to call themselves Khhai Warriors, showing their own enthusiasm for the camp! They played ice breaker games to get to know one another better. Lights out was early to recover from the early morning.
This morning, kids woke up early to the sounds of chirping birds. Weather is warm in the day & very pleasant with cool winds in the morning and evening. The group energised at chota haazri and after breakfast, started with their first activity of the camp. They went on a hike where they learnt Mountain manners & Leave No Trace principles. They had lunch at 1pm & post that played games to build initiative & team work such as key punch & Moonwalk. They have just sat down for their solo reflection after tea & snacks. Kids are all enjoying themselves & so are the leaders. It's a great group that has already begun bonding together!
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.