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23 May 2019
K2 - Kangra Day 6
Tashi delek (Namaste) from Kangra campus!
Kids got back from a fascinating visit to Mcleodganj yesterday evening. They visited the spiritual centre of Buddhist culture that the Tibetan people have established and were exposed to the dynamic Tibetan people, their culture and lifestyle. They also enjoyed mouthwatering momos, thukpa & the local Kulfi for lunch! They still had energy left by the evening when they got back & enjoyed playing Mute Band at Camp fun. This morning, after breakfast, they completed their cultural immersion activity. They are now looking forward to the Youreka Premiere League which will be followed by the Talent & DJ Night this evening. Kids are looking forward to the rest of the day and are very excited. Weather has been cloudy and warm.
22 May 2019
K2 - Kangra Day 5
Both groups challenged themselves yesterday at the ropes course activities. In the evening, Red star children had the unique opportunity to milk some cows which they enjoyed thoroughly. After dinner, both the groups were feeling energetic and went for a short night hike - a completely different experience from the day hikes. Kids woke up this morning very excited with energies at an all time high! The entire campus left for McLeodganj after breakfast. They will spend the day there immersing in the Tibetan culture. They will learn about a government in exile, visit the Tibetan monastery and be back by the evening. Kids are doing great.
21 May 2019
K2 - Kangra Day 4
Yesterday's nightout was a big success for both the groups. Both cooked an elaborate meal for themselves. The Red star group started with cold coffee and then made dal, rice, mixed veggies and kheer while Black star kids made dal, mixed vege, potato & carrot pulav and a dessert they name Britannia Maid :). Both groups returned in high spirits this morning and exchanged stories with each other over breakfast. After breakfast, Black star kids went for low ropes course to seal their collaborative skills and Red star were challenged to belay & climb the commando net. Kids are doing fine and energy levels are high! Weather is warm in the day & pleasant in the evening.
20 May 2019
K2 - Kangra Day 3
Yesterday, after lunch, the red star group went to do low ropes course, an activity that builds team work and mutual support while the Black star group learnt wilderness survival skills like navigation, tent pitching and fire-making - essential skills to do the nightout today. This morning, kids woke up with high energy levels and hardly needed any energising. They played games at chota hazari and then had their breakfast. The Black Star group packed up their backpacks & started on their trek to the nightout camping spot where they will pitch their tents, set up a fire, cook their own dinner and sleep in the wilderness. The Red star group learnt survival skills this morning and will soon be leaving for their trek to the night out spot as well. Kids are doing fine and enjoying being in the midst of nature.
19 May 2019
K2 - Kangra Day 2
Kids reached the campus at 5.20pm yesterday and were welcomed with warm smiles, clear skies & hot snacks. They had their campus briefing and orientation and then settled into their tents, getting to know who their tent mates are going to be for the rest of the stay. They played ice breaker games in the evening. This morning, kids woke early and warmed up with hot beverages and energisers. After breakfast, all of them went for a hike and learnt mountain manners and basics of hiking and leave no trace principles. They are fine and excited about the activities ahead.
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.