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 click on the campus name for your child's camp on the right side and read the update here.
19 May 2019
H2 - Day 7
Last night's Talent Night was an amazing show & kids later danced their hearts out to music. This morning, they woke up early, packed up their bags, cleaned their tents and had breakfast. They then sat down for their closing ceremonies where they did sharing and appreciation. They bid their goodbyes after an early lunch and started on their homeward journey. We hope you will listen to all their stories and continue their regular exposure to nature and the wonderful outdoors. Research shows that Nature is essential for the physical, mental and emotional well being of children while free play outdoors helps to build life skills like problem solving, decision making, risk taking and interpersonal relationships.
18 May 2019
H2 - Day 6
Last night's night walk was a highlight for I am Thinking group. Kids were mesmerised seeing so many fireflies and were thrilled by the solo walking in the night. The expedition went really well for the Bhondoos. They had many experiences including rain on the first night, walking in the clouds on the second day & enjoying sunset time on the hilltop. Kids enjoyed the overall experience. They returned this morning excitedly sharing their stories. After breakfast, I am Thinking went for their challenge day where they had a relay type test of all the skills that they learnt during the program. Bhondoos sealed the bonds created during their expedition with a Trust Fall. After lunch, they will get into teams for the Youreka Premiere League and then prepare for their Talent show. Kids are doing fine & the weather is clear & sunny.
17 May 2019
H2 - Day 5
Yesterday afternoon, I am Thinking tried their skills at archery & rifle shooting in the afternoon. In the evening, they played a creative game of Marketplace which the kids all loved. Meanwhile, Bhondoos trekked to their 1st camping site, set up their tents, set up a fire & cooked their dinner. This morning, they had breakfast, wound up the camp & then continued with their expedition. Today the plan is to reach the peak and do shelter making. They will have another night in the wilderness and will return back to the base camp tomorrow morning for breakfast. I am Thinking went for rappelling & rock climbing after breakfast. In the afternoon, they will relax on the campus, play games and make nature cards. They are really looking forward to the Night Walk after dinner tonight. Kids are fine, weather is pleasant and all are happy!
16 May 2019
H2 - Day 4
I am Thinking had a great nightout and this morning returned buzzing with stories. Bhondoos played Inside out yesterday evening at camp fun & still had energy for a night walk after dinner! This morning, after breakfast, I am Thinking went for root climbing, an exciting activity where they climb a tree using it's roots. Bhondoos learnt navigation and then packed up their bags for their 3 day expedition. They will leave shortly for their first stop. All the kids are fine and enjoying the clear and sunny weather.
15 May 2019
H2 - Day 3
It's a clear and sunny day and energy levels are high on campus. Yesterday afternoon, I am Thinking went for bouldering and introduction to equipment while the Bhondoos learnt survival skills like tarp pitching & shelter making. In the evening, they did beat boxing at camp fun which was fun and hilarious! The morning today started with chota hazari. After breakfast, I am Thinking went to learn survival skills like tent pitching, navigation and Fire making. They are soon going to pack their backpacks and head out for a night in the wilderness where they will apply all their skills and cook their own dinner as well. Bhondoos learnt survival skills as well in the morning & in the afternoon session, will play team games & plan for their expedition which starts tomorrow. Kids are all doing fine.
14 May 2019
H2 - Day 2
Kids are high on energy & having fun enjoying the pleasant weather and activities. Yesterday evening, their creative juices were flowing & they were all in peals of laughter in a round of makign mad ads. This morning, kids started the day with energisers at chota hazari. The kids are in two activity groups. The Red Star Rock Force kids have named themselves I am Thinking while the TBP black star kids are called Bhondoos! After breakfast, both groups went for a short hike & learnt mountain manners & Leave No Trace principles. They have had lunch & will soon be going for their afternoon activities. All the kids are doing great!
13 May 2019
H2 - Day 1
Kids reached safe and sound at 1.40pm. We hope you got our sms. They are all fine. A warm lunch & smiling instructors welcomed the kids. After lunch, kids will have a campus briefing, get to know their tent mates and then get into their activity groups for ice breaker games & expectation sharing. In the evening, they will do reflection and sharing and then have fun in camp games.
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.