Date: 20 June 2017
P5 – Sithlakhet Day 7
Weather is pleasant at the campus. Kids bid goodbye to the campus and leaders this morning and left on their homeward journey at 9:25 am. We at Youreka hope you will listen to all their stories and expose them to nature regularly as it does not only make them feel better emotionally, it contributes to the physical and mental wellbeing as well.
Date: 19 June 2017
P5 - Sithlakhet Day 6
It is a bright sunny day at the campus. For Black commandos and Brooklyn 99 heavy showers played spoiler to their post-lunch activities which were called off yesterday. Today, it is Hindi Diwas on the campus and kids are trying hard to speak in Hindi.
Black commandos went for Rappelling and Mountain Rockies went for the treasure hunt this morning. Brooklyn 99 went for a day out challenge. Post lunch all groups will have a cricket match in Youreka Premier League followed by the closure. Kids will showcase their talents in the talent night this evening and then enjoy the musical night. Kids are doing great and are excited.
Date: 18 June 2017
P5 - Sithlakhet Day 5
It rained a little yesterday late afternoon but nothing to hamper the activities. Weather is a bit cloudy but very pleasant. Black commandos and Mountain Rockies came back from their night out super excited and full of energy. Black commandos will learn bouldering followed by Rock climbing in the afternoon. Mountain Rockies went for Rappelling in the first half. Post lunch they try their hand at rifle shooting and Archery. Brooklyn 99 had an awesome experience during their night walk last night. They went to learn techniques of tarp pitching and signaling for search and rescue this morning. Post lunch they will head out to spend the night under the tarps and are excited to take complete charge of cooking tonight. Kids are doing well and excited about the action packed day.
Date: 17 June 2017
P5- Sitlakhet Day 4
The weather is awesome as usual. Sun continues to play hide and seek and keeping the rains at bay. Brooklyn 99 is back from their night out after an awesome experience. They are out for the friendship ladder challenge in the first half. Post lunch they will go for Riffle Shooting. Both Mountain Rockies and Black commandos are out to learn various survival skills for their night out. They will head out post lunch for their night out experience. All kids are enjoying and are doing well.
Date: 16 June 2017
P5 – Sitlakhet Day 3
Weather is pleasant at Sitlakhet. It rained a bit last evening and the sun is playing hide and seek this morning. Seems like there might be some showers later in the day. Brooklyn 99 went to learn various survival skills for their first night out. Full of enthusiasm, post lunch they will leave for their night out to Vivekananda Caves where they will cook their own dinner and sleep in the wilderness. Mountain Rockies tried their newly acquired skills at bouldering to climb the rock with ropes this morning. Post lunch they will learn navigation and map reading. The Black commandos went to learn Navigation and Map reading this morning. They navigated their way to the temple. All the kids are doing great and in high spirits.
Date: 15 June 2017
P5 – Sitlakhet Day 2
Kids reached campus safe & sound yesterday at 5.30pm. Hope you got our sms. They got to know each other in camp fun time and had an early lights off after dinner to recover from their journey. Kids woke up to awesome weather this morning with turquoise blue skies and not a cloud in them! The rains last night cooled down the temperatures as well. Kids named their groups. The Red Star group named themselves Brooklyn 99 and the 2 White Star groups are called Mountain Rockies and Black Commandos!
All the groups went out for their morning activities after chota hazari and breakfast. Brooklyn 99 went on an off trail hike to the Temple. Mountain Rockies started their day with the low ropes course and after lunch will go for bouldering to get accustomed to the rocks. Black Commandos went for a hike, learning, hiking skills, mountain manners & ‘Leave No Trace’ principles. Post Lunch, Brooklyn 99 & Black Commandos will pick their choice of Endeavour activity between tie-&-dye, juggling & bracelet making. Kids are all excited and having fun!
Date: 14 June 2017
Date: 13 June 2017
P4 –Sitlakhet Day 6
Weather is pleasant at the campus. Kids are very excited about action packed day. Group Pagal Khana went for Rappelling and Hukuna Matata went for a more challenging bike ride this morning. Post lunch kids participate in Youreka Premier League (YPL). Kids will do their closing ceremonies and then enjoy talent and musical night in the evening. All kids are doing great and enjoying their camping experience.
Date: 12 June 2017
P4 – Sitlakhet Day 5
It rained last evening & plans were changed to take the weather into account. Both the groups ended up doing a nightout together at the “Haunted House”. Aaj Hindi Diwas hai camp par and all the kids are trying hard to speak in shudh Hindi. Rain stopped this morning but skies are cloudy. Pagal Khana went to take on the Friendship Ladder challenge after Breakfast & will navigate themselves to the Temple after Lunch. Hukuna Matata went for a bike ride till the Temple in the first half and will do an obstacle course after Lunch. All kids are doing fine.
Date: 11 June 2017
P4 – Sitlakhet Day 4
It is a bright sunny day at the campus. Kids had fun drawing moustaches as it is moustache day on the campus. Group Pagal Khana went to learn Navigation, Map Reading, and Tent Pitching in the morning session. Post lunch they will leave for the night out. Kids will trek to a spot, Pitch their tents, cook dinner, enjoy a campfire and sleep in the wilderness. Hukuna Matata went out for another Uphill and Downhill ride this morning. Post lunch they will have a survival skills session on how to Navigate and find food in the forest. All kids enjoying and doing absolutely fine.
Date: 10 June 2017
P4 – Sitlakhet Day 3
Weather is pleasant at the campus. Kids enjoyed Bum mein hai Dum last night in campfun. Today, they will give each other a hug as it is free hug day on the campus.
Pagal Khana went for Rock climbing and Hukuna Matata for mountain biking skills and a short ride. Again Post lunch both the groups will choose either Bracelet making or Rifle Shooting for their endeavour activity. Kids are doing great and enjoying the activities.
Date: 09 June 2017
P4 – Sitlakhet Day 2
Skies are cloudy at the campus. Light showers are expected during the day. Kids reached safe and sound at 6:30 pm yesterday. Hope all of you got our SMS. After campus orientation, they had their icebreakers, expectation sharing, and norms settings. Kids have named their respective groups. Mountain biking group named themselves “Hukuna Matata” and Twin Action “Pagal Khana”.
Pagal Khana went for Bouldering this morning. They will learn mountain manners and Leave no Trace (LNT). Hukuna Matata went for a session on introduction to bicycles and uphill and downhill ride in the first half. Post lunch both the groups will choose either Bracelet making or Rifle Shooting for their endeavour activity. All kids are doing great and are high on energy.