Date: 20 June 2017
G7- Tirthan Day 7
Weather is cloudy at the campus. Kids had fun during YPL, they enjoyed the talent and musical night yesterday. This morning kids went for appreciation and closing ceremonies. Post lunch they will bid goodbye to the campus and depart on their homeward journey. We hope you will listen to their stories and regularly expose them to nature. A growing body of research is showing that exposure to nature keeps kids emotionally, physically & mentally balanced and charged.
Date: 19 June 2017
Date: 18 June 2017
G7 - Tirthan Day 5
Weather is pleasant at Tirthan. "Lost and found" and "Kya Farak Padta Hai" are back from Night Out with excitement and a great experience. Kids are non-stop talking about tasty food, bone fire and solo night and the adventure they had last night.
"Swag Niggas 69" this morning left campus for their night out. Kids will reach a camping spot after a full day trek, pitch their tents, cook food for the dinner, enjoy the bonfire and sleep in the wilderness. "Kya Farak Padta Hai" went for night out reflection followed by the trust fall. Post lunch they will do the river crossing. "Lost and Found" went for river crossing this morning. Post lunch they will take on ropes courses challenge. All kids are doing great and enjoying the camping experience.
Date: 17 June 2017
Date: 16 June 2017
G7 – Tirthan Day 3
Weather is pleasant at Tirthan. Skies were clear last night and cloudy this morning. Kids enjoyed tug of war in camp fun last night after their silent hour of reflection. Both the groups “Kya Farak Padta Hai” and “Swag Niggas 69” navigated themselves to the waterfall and enjoyed the natural waterfall slide in the morning session. Post lunch “Swag Niggas 69” will test their marksmanship in a round of Archery and take on low ropes courses challenge. “Kya Farak Padta Hai” will learn fire building, shelter making, and other camping skills in their post-lunch session. Lost and Found group went for stream walk this morning. Post lunch they will make bracelets. Kids are doing fine and enjoying the camping activities.
Date: 15 June 2017
G7 – Tirthan Day 2
Weather is a little cloudy at the campus. It rained yesterday afternoon but cleared by evening. Activities have proceeded as planned. The groups went for expectations sharing yesterday and named their activity groups. The 2 groups of Black Star kids have named themselves “Kya Farak Padta Hai” & “Swag Niggas 69” while the Red Star group called themselves “Lost & Found”!
The groups played games at Chota Hazari and after breakfast, left for their activities. Lost & Found navigated themselves to the Waterfall and then had fun on the natural slide there. Post lunch, they will explore their creativity with crafts. Both the other groups went for an off trail hike, learning about “Leave No Trace’” principles and the flora & fauna of the area. After lunch, they will go for stream walking. Kids are in high spirits and all doing well.
Date: 14 June 2017
G7 – Tirthan Day 1
Skies are cloudy at the campus. Kids reached safe and sound at 11:30, group got delayed due to heavy traffic on the way. We hope all of you got our SMS. After campus orientation kids went for icebreakers, name games and did some funny energizers. Post lunch Black star kids will go for River walk and learn about hydrology and river walk techniques. They will also have their expectation sharing and norms settings during the session. Red star kids will do an off trail walk and have their expectation and norms settings during the walk. Both the groups will have camp fun activities after silent hour in the evening and lights off will be early so that they can rest & recover for the week ahead! All kids are fine and excited about action packed days ahead.
Date: 14 June 2017
G6 – Tirthan Day 7
Weather is a bit cloudy at Tirthan. Kids enjoyed their talent and musical night yesterday. They went for appreciation and closing ceremonies this morning. Post lunch they will bid adieu to the campus and depart on the homeward journey. We hope you will listen to all their stories and continue their regular exposure to nature. Research shows that the need for nature is in our DNA and is essential for our physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Date: 13 June 2017
G6 – Tirthan Day 6
Weather is clear at Tirthan. Group No Idea went for Cliff Jumping & Floating in the morning session. 16 champions went out to test their skills which they picked up during the camp. Group will also do Bouldering during the session. Post lunch both the groups will take part in Youreka Premier Leauge (YPL). Kids will show off their talents at talent night this evening and then enjoy the musical night. All kids are well and high on energy.
Date: 12 June 2017
G6 - Tirthan Day 5
It’s a clear, bright & shiny day at last. Kids are back from an amazing nightout experience. They enjoyed some spontaneous dancing during breakfast this morning! No Idea went to do river crossing after the morning jig and will test their marksmanship in a round of archery after lunch. 16 Champs went for rappelling and after lunch will refresh themselves in a stream walk. Kids are all sporting funky hairdos today. Spirits are high and they are all fine.
Date: 11 June 2017
G6- Tirthan Day 4
The day at campus begun with drizzle, expecting a pleasant day as it progresses. Both the groups went to learn Backpacking, Tent pitching, Navigation and other survival skills in the morning session. Post Lunch kids will leave for their night out. They will trek to a night out spot, pitch their tents, cook dinner for themselves and enjoy the sleep in the wilderness. All kids are doing great and enjoying their camping experience.
Date: 10 June 2017
G6 – Tirthan Day 3
Skies are cloudy at Tirthan. Today is twin day on the campus, kids are supposed to get together with someone and dress alike. Group 16 Champs went for Rock climbing this morning. Post lunch they will do Low ropes courses, make Bandanas. and learn about knots. No idea went for stream walk, they will learn about hydrology and stream walk techniques. During the session, kids will learn about Leave No Trace as well. Post lunch group will also do Ropes courses and make Bandanas.
DAG – Tirthan Day 5
Weather is cloudy at the campus. Lots of talent was showcased by the kids last night during talent night, and they had a great musical night as well. They took part in Youreka Premier League this morning followed by appreciation and formal closure ceremonies. Post lunch Kids will bid goodbye to the campus and depart on their homeward journey. We at Youreka hope you will listen to all their stories and continue to expose them to nature as research shows that nature is essential for their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Date: 09 June 2017
G6 – Tirthan Day 2
Weather is cloudy at Tirthan. Kids have named their respective groups. Red star named themselves “No Idea” and White Star is now “16 Champions”. Both the groups enjoyed Wag the Tail and Balloon Burst in campfun last night. Group “No idea” is out for waterfall slide. Kids will navigate themselves to a nearby waterfall and enjoy the slide. Post lunch they will make Bandanas. “16 Champions” is out for Bouldering and equipment introduction. Kids will learn how to scramble, balance and walk on the rocks. Post lunch they will also make Bandanas. All the kids are doing great and excited about action packed days ahead.
DAG – Tirthan Day 4
Weather is cloudy at the campus. Kids are back after an adventurous night out, they had a great time amidst the wilderness. Both the groups went for Low Ropes Courses and River Crossing in the first half. Post lunch they will do Rifle Shooting and Archery. Tonight kids will show off their hidden talents and enjoy the musical night. All kids are doing well and enjoying the camping experience.
Date: 08 June 2017
G6, G5, DAG – Tirthan Day 1, 7 & 3
The skies cleared up yesterday afternoon and all the kids enjoyed their activities. This morning, again the clouds are threatening and we all pray that they will pass and we will have another pleasant, clear day at camp.
G6 – Kids reached safely at 9.40am this morning. Hope all of you got our sms. They had a campus briefing & then went to settle into their tents. After some rest, kids were divided into their activity groups and went for expectations sharing and norm setting. Post Lunch, they will go for a short acclimatization hike & play games. Evening time will be camp fun activities and an early lights off after dinner so that they can rest & recover for the week ahead!
G5 – Last night, kids enjoyed their Talent & music night thoroughly. It was Rannbir’s birthday yesterday & we wish him & his parents a very happy birthday. Kids packed their bags and then had their closing ceremonies this morning with sharing & appreciation. They will bid goodbye to the campus after lunch and start their homeward journey. We hope you will listen to their stories and continue their regular exposure to Nature. Research shows that Vitamin ‘N’ is essential for our physical, mental & emotional well being. It reduces stress and increases energy.
DAG – Kids enjoyed last night with an improvised fashion show along with music. Both the groups went to learn tent pitching & then went for a cliffjump. Post lunch, they will pack their backpacks & head out for their nightout where they will pitch their tents, cook their own dinner & sleep in the wilderness. They will return tomorrow morning to camp. All the kids are doing great.