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12 Jun 2018
J4 - Junga Day 6
Yesterday, the kids outdid themselves during the Talent Night & thoroughly enjoyed the last night on camp. They were feeling sad at the closure of their camp. The outstation kids left camp early in the morning at 6.30am with a heavy heart. The Delhi group packed up their bags, cleaned up their tents, had breakfast & played team games in the morning. They did their closing ceremonies with sharing & appreciation, had an early lunch & started on 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.
11 Jun 2018
J4 - Junga Day 5
Yesterday afternoon, the White Star groups swapped activities so that all the kids did their rock climbing & low ropes course. The kids had prayed hard & the weather gods were finally appeased. The Red Star group had a terrific night in the jungle while the white star kids played “know your leaders” during campfun. They were in awe of the leaders as they found out about their experiences.
Kids woke to a bright and sunny morning - the cats and dogs have run for their lives! Red Star kids returned from their nightout full of stories to share which they did over breakfast. They went for rock climbing in the morning. The White Star kids did a treasure hunt where they applied the stuff they have learnt over the past few days. It’s an action-packed day today. Post lunch will be the Youreka Premiere League for all followed by the Talent night in the evening, which the kids have been preparing diligently for the past 2 days. All are doing well & high on energy.
10 Jun 2018
J4 - Junga Day 4
Yesterday afternoon, the rains kept away & the 2 White Star groups trekked to their nightout spot. They returned with fun filled memories of staying in the wilderness and cooking the best food they have ever had! The morning breakfast was full of chatter of their experiences. The Red Star group worked on their team skills & mutual support on the Low ropes course. They enjoyed having the whole campus to themselves in the evening!
This morning, the kids were all super charged. There was a cool breeze & kids enjoyed the pleasant weather. After breakfast, Red star group learnt how to navigate & practiced with their maps & compasses. White star groups went for rock climbing & low ropes course. After lunch, it has started to rain again. There is hail which the kids enjoyed watching all around them from the comfort & shelter of the dining area. Kids are all doing fine & enjoying. Fingers crossed that the rains will go away & the little children of Red Star group can go for their nightout!
09 Jun 2018
J4 - Junga Day 3
Cats and dogs have been around since yesterday evening. Kids have settled well and made good use of the rain time playing games at the Baithak. Last evening the camp fun was full of energy with fun games.
The morning started with continued rains & started clearing only in the late morning. The groups went out for their activities after breakfast once the skies started to clear. The White star groups planned for the night out which they head for post lunch. They will trek to a camping spot, pitch their tents, cook their own dinner & if they find enough dry fire wood, sit around the bonfire. They will sleep in the wilderness & return tomorrow morning. Fingers are crossed that the rains will keep away! The red star group went for the friendship ladder challenge – a test of strength, technique & mutual help.
08 Jun 2018
J4 - Junga Day 2
Yesterday afternoon, the 2nd batch of kids reached at 3pm. They had lunch & then went ointo their activity groups. Ice breaker games, expectation sharing followed. They all settled into their tents after dinner & some excitement at seeing insects of the jungle around them. They made friends with them & went to sleep.
The kids woke up bright & fresh this morning. After an exciting time in camp fun yesterday evening they were ready to take up the challenges of the day, the Red Star group went out on their Wonder Walk learning Leave No Trace & Mountain Manners. The White star group went for rock climbing & learnt about ropes, knots & equipment. The weather is clear & cool. A slight rain last evening helped bring down the temperatures. All the kids are doing fine.
07 Jun 2018
J4 - Junga Day 1
Kids reached the campus at 10am this morning & were super excited to be on camp. The weather was sunny & kids enjoyed the fresh air with tea & snacks. They then had a campus orientation & went for a nature trek around the campus. They have had lunch & are waiting for the rest of the group to arrive. All are well.
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.