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17 June 2018
YEW2 – Jayalgarh Day 6
Last night’s talent show was a fun affair of magic show, singing & dancing. Kids enjoyed the evening of celebration. This morning, kids woke up to a pleasant romantic morning – a slight drizzle, cool temperatures & the clouds were low. They did their closing ceremonies with sharing & appreciation after breakfast & left the campus at 11.40am 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.
16 June 2018
YEW2 – Jayalgarh Day 5
Yesterday afternoon, the group got back to camp for a late lunch, tired but happy. They then got onto a spell of creativity & expression with the campus newspaper where they made anything from a gossip tabloid to wilderness news to current affairs! In the evening, after soup, they created a newsroom scene with journalists, news anchors & the works!
Kids were all ready this morning, raring to go for their final run on the river – a 25km run from campus to Deoprayag with a high cliff jump along the way! They are all dressed as pirates, hoping to loot an unsuspecting raft along the way! In the evening, they will put up their Talent show & enjoy their last night on campus with music & dance. All kids are doing fine.
15 June 2018
YEW2 – Jayalgarh Day 4
It started raining yesterday while the kids were just finishing rappelling. They returned safe & sound & spent the evening chilling & playing games. The evening had become a little cold which the kids enjoyed.
Kids started the day with energisers & then made tattoos on each other while having breakfast. After breakfast, they went to Upper Srinagar for rafting. Today’s stretch is more challenging & will test some of the techniques they have learnt over the past 2 days. They will raft down to Bagwan & do bridge slithering before returning to camp. Weather is cloudy, temperatures are lowered & energy is high!
14 June 2018
YEW2 – Jayalgarh Day 3
Kids had a lot of fun doing the stream walk yesterday afternoon. In the evening, after snacks & reflection, they played a noisy game of marketplace during camp fun which they all enjoyed.
Kids woke up to cloudy skies today which lowered the heat levels. They dressed up their hairs in funky manners & then went for their fist rafting run on the river, from lower Srinagar to the camp. Along the way, they learnt to flip & reflip their rafts. After lunch, they will go for rappelling. Kids are all doing great and having fun.
13 June 2018
YEW2 – Jayalgarh Day 2
Yesterday, the kids arrived late on campus due to delays on the train. We hope you got our sms. They were refreshed by the sight & sounds of the river. After lunch, they did expectations sharing & then got into the river without wasting any time. They started with body surfing, ducky ride & a cliff jump. In the evening, they played team games & had lots of fun with human knots & body parts.
Weather is warm & sunny today. Kids want to be in the waters & that’s what they will get. They learnt paddling, eddying & did kayaking in the morning session & in the afternoon after lunch, they will go for a stream walk. Kids are enjoying the activities and having a gala time in water. Team bonding is really good!
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.