16 Mar 2019
SBK - Kangra Day 4
Kids had lots of fun yesterday with the treasure hunt and cooking. In the evening, they enjoyed putting up their talent show and followed it with music and dance. Kids woke up fresh this morning. They packed their bags and cleaned their tents. After breakfast, they did their closing ceremonies with sharing and appreciation. They will start on their homeward journey post lunch. We hope you will listen to all their stories and continue their regular exposure to nature and the outdoors. A growing body of research shows that both are essential for the physical, mental and emotional well being of children. Nature reduces stress and depression and increases energy and creativity in children while free play in the outdoors helps to build life skills such as decision making, problem solving, risk taking and collaboration.
15 Mar 2019
SBK - Kangra Day 3
Yesterday's day went well for the kids and ended with making funny creative ads in the evening. The Chinese food for dinner was also a hit with them. Kids woke to a bright and sunny day today. They started their day with chota hazari which energised them for the exciting activities planned. After breakfast, kids learnt navigation with compass and map and learnt the Leave No Trace principles. Post Lunch, both groups will be doing a treasure hunt using their navigation skills. They will then set up a fire and cook the 'treasure' they find and make tea. This will be their evening snack. They will return post that in time for reflection. Kids are doing fine.
14 Mar 2019
SBK - Kangra Day 2
The group reached yesterday safe and sound around 2:30 pm. Post lunch, kids were briefed about the camp and then settled down in their tents. The group was divided into 2 activity groups and they named themselves Popcorn and Gangsters. They did expectation sharing, norm setting and then played name games so that the instructors could get to know them. It drizzled yesterday for a while. Kids had their spirits high and enjoyed camp fun in the evening playing a game called Market Place. This morning started off with chota hazari and after breakfast, kids went in the respective activity groups for their morning activities. They did the low ropes course and also attempted climbing the Commando Net. After lunch, they will go for tyrolene traverse. All the kids are doing fine.
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.