Your Child is Safe with us. No News is good news because we will call you if there is an issue. So plan your own holidays and enjoy your time out from kids while we take care of them. If you must know what's happening at camp, please scroll down and see the update for your camp code.
24 Jun 2018
T8 - Tirthan Day 7
Last evening, kids enjoyed teh YPL thoroughly. It was the cherry on the cake for them! They celebrated their last night on camp dancing away & had to be forced to get into their tents. The morning started a little lazy. Kids packed up their bags, did LNT and had a long breakfast by the riverside. They did their closing ceremonies with sharing & appreciation and had lunch. They have bid teh campus, staff & leaders goodbye & left for their homeward journey with mixed feelings.
We hope you will listen to all their stories & continue their regular exposure to nature. Research shows that Nature is essential for our physical, emotional & mental well-being. Research is also showing life skill benefits of playing outdoors. Kids develop skills like problem solving, interpersonal skills, decision making & conflict resolution when they play with other kids in the outdoors. We hope you will encourage your kids to do the same, despite academic pressures.
23 Jun 2018
T8 - Tirthan Day 6
Yesterday afternoon, Youreka Wale tested their marksman skills in rifle shooting & at night, had lots of fun with Mad Ads. Sab Mohmaya left campus in the evening & survived the night sleeping all alone under the stars! They returned this morning with renewed confidence! After breakfast, they went for cliff jumping & then went for a stream walk. Youreka Wale did a treasure hunt & then built a bridge to cross the stream. Both groups enjoyed cooking & eating their Maggi Lunch after their river walk :). Kids have an action packed day. They will play the YPL (Youreka Premiere League) & then prepare for their Talent show which will start after soup. Kids are all doing fine.
22 Jun 2018
T8 - Tirthan Day 5
Youreka Wale had fun at their nightout yesterday & returned this morning for breakfast. They went for river crossing & cliff jumping and refreshed themselves in the cold river water. Sab Mohmaya Hai spent the evening reflecting on their nightout, sharing & appreciating their efforts. They too went for river crossing this morning. They learnt survival skills & are now leaving for a self-sustaining nightout. Kids are all fiine. Weather is cloudy.
21 Jun 2018
T8 - Tirthan Day 4
Yesterday evening, kids on camp played scavenger hunt while the kids on the nightout enjoyed cooking and then sharing their life experiences around the campfire. The group returned back to campus for breakfast & were excitedly sharing stories over breakfast. After breakfast, they refreshed their tired bones in the river doing stream walk & will take it easy on campus after lunch testing their marksman skills in rifle shooting. Youreka Wale energised over chota haazri this morning & then packed up their backpacks for their turn on the nightout. They were all looking forward to the trek, dinner & night. Kids are doing fine & enjoying the activities in the wilderness.
20 Jun 2018
T8 - Tirthan Day 3
Apologies for the delay in the update. Kids are all well. Last night, kids were hilarious as they dressed for their fashion show with limited available resources. They had fun showing off their costumes. This morning, the day started with games at chota haazri. Post breakfast, Namya's birthday was celebrated by the river side. Congratulations to Namya & her parents! Youreka Wale went for raft building in the morning & will soon learn survival skills. Sab Mohmaya packed up their backpacks after breakfast & left with a packed lunch for their nighout. They will navigate to a camping spot, pitch their tents, cook their own dinner and sleep in the wilderness. Weather is bright and sunny!
19 Jun 2018
T8 - Tirthan Day 2
All the kids are doing great. Yesterday they got into the river as planned. After the first shock of cold, kids enjoyed the water & rejuvenated themselves. In the evening, after solo time, they played a game of little discoveries where they found out more about each other. After dinner, kids got into their tents early so that they could rest & recover for their week ahead.
Kids woke up to a bright & sunny day on camp this morning. They energised during chota haazri & breakfast. They have named their activity groups which is very telling - Red Star called their group Youreka Wale & Black Star called their group Sab Mohmaya Hai!!Both groups went to the river for their first activity. Youreka Wale did a stream walk where they learnt to walk upstream against the flow of the river & Sab Mohmaya learnt navigation & navigated themselves to the waterfall where they experienced the thrill of the natural waterfall. They have now had Lunch & time to bathe & will soon start their afternoon activities.
18 Jun 2018
T8 - Tirthan Day 1
The group arrived safe & sound on campus at 12 noon. They were a tired but happy bunch, refreshed by a drink of squash & the fresh river breeze. We hope you got our sms. The group had their campus briefing & then settled into their tents. They got to know their tent mates & made friends with the surroundings. Lunch was by the river side. The group will soon get into their respective activity teams & do expectation sharing & norm setting. Some river time is also planned. Kids are all 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.