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?19 June 2018
S6 - Sitlakhet Day 6
The TBP kids reached their second nightout spot - this time in the caves - in the evening yesterday. They kept up their spirits & showed a total never give up attitude. On reaching, they set up their camp & cooked dinner. Just before having dinner, the skies cleared & a bed of stars became visible. They all went for a star gazing session. After dinner, they sat around singing & sharing stories. Kids returned this morning at breakfast. The Bikers learnt higher level biking techniques - stoppies, wheelies & rode on The Wall yesterday afternoon. In the evening, they had a comic round of storytelling.
Today is the final day of activities on camp. Kids are all doing fine. Bikers went for a long ride & TBP kids did a reflection on the trek & sealed their bonds with a Trust Fall. Post lunch, they have a packed agenda with the Youreka Premiere League, followed by closing ceremonies & the Talent show at night.
18 June 2018
S6 - Sitlakhet Day 5
The TBP kids reached camp yesterday evening after 5hrs of trekking! They built a fire & did the whole works from coffee to soup to dinner which was vegetable fried rice. A gentle evening breeze brought the smell of an earth freshly drenched in rain which mixed with the smells of masala being fried. They sat around the campfire after winding up dinner & then slept peacefully in their tents. The Bikers also went for their nightout yesterday evening, independently navigating to the campsite & managing their dinner. It was a clear night & kids enjoyed the bonfire in the wilderness!
This morning, both groups wound up camp & did LNT. The TBP groups had a breakfast of bread, cheese, butter, coffee and, mashed potatoes that they had diligently saved from the dinner menu! Some strategic planning at play there! They started their trek for their 2nd camping spot soon after breakfast. Bikers returned to camp for breakfast. They were happy to be back with their bikes & went for their temple run - a technical ride where they applied all that they had learnt so far. Kids are all fine & weather has been good so far. Fingers crossed for another good day!
17 June 2018
S6 - Sitlakhet Day 4
Yesterday, after lunch, TBP group did the high & low ropes course where they got over their fears & also learnt about interdependence & mutual support. Bikers learnt survival skills like tarp pitching & fire building which they will need for their survival nightout. In the evening, the kids listened to instructor Narender who spoke to them about his experiences in his successful journey climbing Mt Everest.
Both groups started their morning with an energetic game of Pithoo. The TBP group was looking forward to their expedition. They had their breakfast, packed up their bags for the 3 days out & set out for their expedition after an early lunch. The Bikers learnt to negotiate several elements of the obstacle course. It rained late morning & is now drizzling lightly. If weather clears, the Bikers will go for their Survival night. They will trek to a camping spot, pitch their tents, cook their dinner & sleep in the wilderness.
16 June 2018
S6 - Sitlakhet Day 3
Kids are high on energy! Yesterday, after lunch, the TBP group learnt camping skills and fire building with a focus on chula making while the Bikers learnt navigation skills with compass & sketch map. They practiced these skills on a hike. At camp fun, they played Outburst followed by Pictionary which grew competitive!
It rained again early this morning. Chota Haazri was forced indoors & the kids did face painting while waiting for the rain to stop. After breakfast, weather cleared & kids were happy to go for their activities. TBP group went to learn and practice wilderness navigation and building improvised shelter, both of which will be central to their success during the expedition. Bikers learnt more biking skills like table top & drifting & then went on an offtrail ride. Kids are doing fine & are happy to be in nature.
15 June 2018
S6 - Sitlakhet Day 2
Kids reached campus safe & sound yesterday at about 6.15pm, delayed by the Summer traffic along the route. They were welcomed with hot tea & snacks. They had their campus briefing & settled into their tents soon after. After soup, they got into their activity groups and introduced each other, shared expectations & set norms for the coming week. It started raining around this time & the rains continued through the night.
Kids woke up refreshed from their sleep to a rainy morning, which was a bit of a dampener on their excitement to start the morning activities. They all went for a walk in the drizzle & then had breakfast. It stopped raining by then & the kids went out for their first activity. Bikers got their bikes & were introduced to them. They learnt basic skills of mountain riding. The TBP group went for an acclimatization hike skilling up along the way. All kids are fine & hoping the weather Gods will be on their side.
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.