Camp Dharamshala Program Updates

Youreka New Delhi

Dear Parent,

Your Child is Safe with us. No News is good news because we will call you if there is an issue. So plan your own holidays and enjoy your time out from kids while we take care of them. If you must know what's happening at camp, please scroll down and see the update for your camp code.

Please note:

  1. Updates are posted once a day around 2:00 pm.
  2. Photos are posted only when the kids return from camp as ours is a wilderness campsite where we like everyone to disconnect from the technological world & immerse in nature.
  3. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page once the child returns
  4. We do not allow talking to the child while on camp. You may call our Delhi office at 011-40801100 or 1800-1033301 to inquire.
  5. In case of Emergency only, please call 8130941100. This number is answered between 8pm and 11pm.

D1, D2 - Program Updates

23 April 2018

D2 - Dharamshala Day 1
Kids reached campus safe & sound at 1.10pm. We hope you got our sms. They were welcomed by fresh air & a warm lunch and have started eating as they were hungry from their journey. Post lunch, they will be oriented to the campus by the Campus Chief and then will settle into their tents, getting to know their tent mates! In the afternoon, they will do ice breaker games to get to know each other & then do expectation sharing. More details will be shared in tomorrow's update. Kids are all fine.

23 April 2018
D1 - Dharamshala Day 7
YPL went really well yesterday & the kids were in high spirits! Some kids ran energisers with the whole group at the end of it as a gift to their leaders! There was high participation in the Talent Show with everyone doing one thing or another which made the Talent night a memorable one. This was followed by Music & Dance till 10pm! 

Kids woke up to clear skies this morning. They packed up their bags and memories, cleaned their tents & had breakfast, ready for the morning closure activities. They did sharing, feedback & appreciation. They have had Lunch & will bid goodbye to the leaders, staff & campus soon. We hope you will listen to their stories and continue their regular exposure to Nature & the Outdoors. Apart from the benefits of Nature & it's essentiality in the physical, emotional & mental well-being of children, we would like to also request that you send your kids for unstructured, free play on a daily basis which is the best way for children to build life skills like problem solving, persuasion, decision making & initiative.

22 April 2018
D1 - Dharamshala Day 6
The weather stayed clear yesterday. The Snow Challenge group reached snow point yesterday at Laka and made it back to base camp by 8.50pm despite all the challenges they had faced in the last couple of days! Kudos to all of them! They were excitedly sharing their snow stories & the campus came alive. The other 2 groups had great nightouts with Black Star cooking in pairs and then sleeping out alone in the wilderness (their 2 challenges)! Red Star group had a great meal and slept in the tents they pitched.

The Black Star group returned to camp late morning after refreshing themselves in a stream walk. The Red Star group returned for breakfast & after freshening up went to challenge themselves on the friendship ladder. Snow Challenge group did a reflection on their experiences and then sealed their bond with a trust fall. All kids have had lunch and are now looking forward to the Youreka Premiere League in the afternoon followed by their Talent Show tonight. They will close off the night with some music & dance. Kids are fine & weather is pleasant.

21 April 2018
D1 - Dharamshala Day 5
Yesterday was a day that tested the kids' resilience and perseverance as well as taught them how to adapt to uncertainty & changes. It had started drizzling in the morning at 9am & the rain carried on for the day, getting heavy after 4pm. The Black Star kids managed to complete their trek & put up their shelters before the rains got heavy. They managed to put together their meal & have it. They were safe & cosy inside their sleeping bags in the tents last night. The Red star group played team games inside the big tent which they thoroughly enjoyed. They also learnt to pack a backpack blind-folded! They enjoyed snacks & hot soup in the evening. The Snow Challenge group had to wait it out at Triund. They engaged themselves in the kitchen tent and by evening moved to a guesthouse. They slept there. All the kids are safe & doing fine.

The sun came out & the skies were clear this morning. Black Star kids wound up the camp after breakfast & started their trek to their second nightout spot at Khaniyara. Here, they have couple of challenges lined up & weather permitting, they should have fun meeting the challenges. The Red Star group packed their bags after breakfast & set out early for their nightout while the weather is good. They will trek to a campsite, pitch their tents, cook their dinner & sleep in the wilderness. Snow Challenge wound up at the guesthouse, carried a packed lunch & made their way to Laka where they are expected to reach snowpoint. Kids are doing fine.

20 April 2018
D1 - Dharamshala Day 4
There was a shower on campus after 4pm yesterday. Kids enjoyed it and are all doing fine. Red Star Multiactivity group enjoyed the bandana making and they wanted to execute all the creative designs! There were a few marksman in the Black Star group who got Bull's eyes in rifle shooting which they showed off to the other group. Kids enjoyed Medley of Activities during camp fun & kept asking for more. Snow Challenge had a slight change in plans yesterday. They spent an extra day to acclimatise themselves to the altitude.  They trekked towards Laka (their next stop) and returned back to Triund camp last night. There they enjoyed a game of Antakshri around the bonfire under the starry night. 

This morning, both groups did Mountain jogging which they are enjoying a lot. Red Star Multiactivity group went to learn camping & survival skills today. They learnt to navigate, make a fire and also made tea for themselves on the fire. Black Star group set out for a 2-night out of campus. They carried a packed lunch & are navigating themselves to their 1st camping spot at Mana. Snow Challenge kids are doing fine. They packed up camp this morning & set out to Laka, a 4hr trek up. There is snow around Laka & kids are looking forward to it. They will set up camp & sleep at Laka today. 

19 April 2018
D1 - Dharamshala Day 3
Yesterday afternoon, Snow Challenge kids reached Triund safely and set up their camp for their night halt. Red Star Multiactivity group made bracelets, an exercise of skill and patience, while Black Star Multiactivity explored their ability to help & support each other on the ropes course followed by the Electric Fence activity. Kids were excited and thoroughly enjoyed their camp fun activity as well, and slept off tired and happy. 

Red Star kids started their morning with energisers. After breakfast, they learnt basics of climbing with bouldering. Post lunch, endeavour activity in store with tie-&-dye bandana making! Black Star kids went for a jog which they really seem to enjoy followed by energisers this morning. After breakfast, they learnt how to navigate with compass and map and also camping skills like fire making and tent pitching which they will get a chance to apply soon. They are having Lunch and post lunch will do rifle shooting. Snow Challenge kids are on their 2nd day of expedition today. They wrapped up their camp setup in the morning, repacked their bags and set out. Weather is a bit cloudy today. 
18 April 2018
D1 - Dharamshala Day 2
Kids reached safe & sound yesterday afternoon at 1pm. Hope you got our sms. The kids arrived with broad smiles on their faces, excited to start their week of activities. They had their Lunch and then were oriented to the camp by the CC after which they settled into their tents and found out who their tent mates were! They then got into their activity groups and did ice breaker games. Snow Challenge went for an acclimatisation hike to get to know the terrain around and learnt a bit about uphill & downhill climbing. They returned and learnt how to pack their bags for expedition & did planning for today. Red Star & Black Star Multiactivity went for a hike as well & did expectation setting & enjoyed minute to win it games during camp fun in the evening.

Kids woke up this morning to the sight of the Dhauladhar range & snow-capped peaks. The Snow Challenge kids started their expedition with excitement. Today they will trek to Triund which will take 4 to 5 hrs . Once they reach camp, they will pitch their tents & then help the kitchen staff to set up camp. The Red & Black Star Multiactivity groups started their morning with energisers & games. Post breakfast, both groups left for rappelling & on the return trek, will learn how to pitch tents. The groups love challenges and are hungry for more! kids are all doing fine

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