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.
12 May 2019
J7 - Yercaud Day 7
Last night's talent & DJ night was enjoyed by all the kids and they did not want it to end. Kids woke up this morning, packed their bags, cleaned their tents and had breakfast. After breakfast, they had a high energy round of the Youreka Premiere League where the teams pitted their skills against each other. They then sat down for their closing ceremonies with sharing and appreciation. They bid their goodbyes with mixed feelings after an early lunch, sad to leave but excited to be going home. 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.
11 May 2019
J7 - Yercaud Day 6
It's Twins Day on campus and kids have chosen their twin. It's amusing to watch them all twinning! Blabber Mouths & No Idea had a great nightout and returned this morning excited with their experiences too. Unique Yourekas had the campus to themselves yesterday evening. They played Market Place at camp fun & this morning were happy to greet their friends as they all returned from their nightout. After breakfast, Unique Yourekas & Blabber Mouths both went for a refreshing stream walk while No Idea went for a long ride applying all their skills. After lunch, No Idea will be doing their challenge day with an obstacle course while Blabber Mouths will do creative work making Thank you cards and Unique Yourekas will engage in a Treasure hunt. Kids are all looking forward to putting up their Talent Night in the evening. They are doing fine.
10 May 2019
J7 - Yercaud Day 5
It's a sunny day and energy is super high & infectious on the campus. Yesterday Unique Yourekas had a great nightout and returned this morning charged up and sharing their experiences. No Idea played Noodle Hockey in the afternoon while Blabber Mouth learnt survival skills. In the evening, they all had fun playing Market Place. This morning, after breakfast, Blabbers went for rappelling while No Idea went for a longer ride where they practised all that they had learnt in the past couple of days. Unique Yourekas reflected on their experiences of the night before and then went to learn more bushmen skills like rain shelter and signalling. Kids are all doing fine and even better because it is Free Hugs Day today on camp :)
09 May 2019
J7 - Yercaud Day 4
Yesterday afternoon after lunch, Blabber Mouths spent their time doing Nature-inspired craft work while Unique Yourekas tried their hands at archery & rifle shooting. No Idea learnt bike repairing skill, an important skill up in the mountain. In the evening, Unique Yourekas went to learn night signalling which they found intriguing. The other 2 groups played high energy games of Glass Tower and Balloon Burst on campus. Energy is high with the kids and got higher after games at chota hazari. After breakfast, Blabber Mouths went for top rope climbing, Unique Yourekas went to learn navigation using different methods. No idea learnt more biking skills as they progressed through their obstacles. They did a short ride today using the skills they have learnt. Weather is sunny and warm & the kids' excitement is sky high!
08 May 2019
J7 - Yercaud Day 3
Yesterday, after lunch, Blabber Mouths did archery and bracelet making on campus, Unique Yourekas went to understand how bushmen lived while No Idea learnt drifting skills. It rained yesterday evening while the kids were cosy in the KPRD playing ping pong balls and having fun. Kids woke up this morning with high energies. The clouds were low on campus after yesterday's rains and the kids emerged after chota hazari dressed as pirates. After breakfast, Blabber Mouths went for bouldering and learnt various knots; Unique Yourekas went to learn survival skills in the wilderness like fire making, tent & tarp pitching; No Idea learnt more skills on the bike with ledge roll and off trail riding. All the kids are doing well & enjoying their activities and being in nature!
07 May 2019
J7 - Yercaud Day 2
The group reached campus yesterday in 2 batches with the Bangalore group reaching by 3.30pm. Hope you received our sms. Kids were tired and hungry and immediately got to their lunch. They settled into their tents after a campus orientation, got to know their tent mates and then got into their activity groups and played games. In the evening, they played Wag the Tail which all of them enjoyed.
This morning, kids woke up fresh. Their energy is super high and they did not really need energising at chota hazari. There are 2 white star groups & 1 red star group. Rock Force has named themselves Blabber Mouths, Bushcraft named themselves Unique Yourekas & Red star Biking is called No Idea. After breakfast, both Blabber mouths and Unique Yourekas went for a hike and learnt Mountain Manners and Leave No Trace principles. No Idea went to learn basics of the bike and biking. all the kids are fine & excited.
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.