Outdoor Survival - Foundation 101
Outdoor Survival skills are the bedrock of all programs at Youreka. Survival is a natural instinct that we are all born with. In the protective environment that we grow up in, often these instincts of risk taking, resourcefulness, alertness and initiative don't develop. At Youreka, all kids spend at least a night in the wilderness. They learn compass & map reading skills, fire-making skills and tent or tarp pitching skills to prepare themselves for their night in the wilderness. They then apply all the skills learnt and work as a team to survive the night out where they set up their fire, cook their own meal, practice Leave No Trace principles and learn to live in the forest.
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This program curates adventure & culture in a single program! Challenge yourself on the low & high ropes course with elements like the vertical Commando net, Zipline, Firecracker & Wild Woozy; Survive a night in the forest and visit the town of Mcleodganj with Tibetan monastries & a government in exile! A not-to-be-missed opportunity of multi-sensory experiences!
Sport climbing has been introduced in the 2020 Olympics for the first time! Spend the week building up skills & a lifelong passion!
The Rock Force module introduces you to the world of climbing and different techniques of ascending and descending. Conquer your fear and test your core with activities like Jummaring, Rappelling, Bouldering, Top Rope Climb, Chimney Climbing and a high ropes course elements.
Abraham Lincoln said: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Spend a week planning & executing a trek through different terrains of trails, boulders & rocks.
Terrain Backpacking will teach you mountaineering skills, expedition planning skills and survival skills. You will learn to collaborate and solve problems as you encounter various challenges & overcome them for the final Summit climb!
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Inspired by the original Outward Bound training modules, our rope course is meant for the brave hearts! Consisting of two distinct modules, the ropes force is a fun and highly engaging course that stretches you beyond their perceived self limits. While the low rope course elements test your perseverance, balance and team spirit, the high rope course elements, either waking on a 12mm thin rope at an height of 40 feet or doing a free fall from a 6 stories high tree, will test your courage and guts. Requiring strength, balance and lots of courage, the adrenaline filled module is meant for those who are looking for a higher challenge beyond the ordinary.
Water, water and more water! A fun, engaging and challenging activity that helps you understand the river ecology & navigate through the river. Theriver force module is an exciting set of river activities that includes an upstream walk, waterfall slide, raft-building, floating, jumping & river crossing! At the end of 7 days, chances are that Yeh Dil Maange More!
6 days on our All Terrain Bikes (ATBs) that incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain. You will learn how to maintain & handle a bike in the mountains and through rough, off-road terrains; The Bike Force module challenges your city-riding skills with uphill & downhill riding, dirt jumping, trail riding and our infamous obstacle course that includes the ramp, the roll & the bike wall!
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Adventure Kick Off
A five-day camp for the first time campers, to introduce you to camping, adventure, nature, the outdoors and independent living. Explore rocks and trails, stay in tents, cook your own meal, sleep under the stars and make lifelong friends!
A week long experience of being Bushmen (or bushwomen)! You will learn not only to survive the wilderness, but to live in it while maintaining the delicate balance of the eco-system.
Bush craft skills include fire & shelter building techniques, navigation by natural means, foraging, use of natural materials & tools to make containers, twine, ropes, etc. Take on challenges in the form of activities like Tyrolean traverse to cross natural obstacles like boulders and dense forestation.
Ultimate Bike Challenge
The Ultimate Bike Challenge will test your grit, your stamina & your biking skills! This is the next level of Bike Force & only for those who have experience in Mountain Biking! You will revise your mountain biking skills and thereafter, you will be on (or rather off) the road for 3 days riding cross country & more! Learn to navigate using a map, repair and maintain your bikes on the move and survive the wilderness!
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Ultimate Snow Challenge
The Ultimate Snow Challenge is a unique and highly challenging expedition which takes you high up to the mesmerizing Snow Line of the Dhauladhar Range. The trek will take you through changing landscapes and climates, pristine lakes, caves, snow & ice. You will explore caves and learn to navigate in snow & ice.Snow craft, high altitude base camp setting up, summiting and use of tools like Ice Axe are part of this program module.
You will start from base camp at Dharamshala through Triund, Laka & the Lahesh Caves.This program tests your endurance, adaptability and ability to work together.Click here for more details
Ultimate Trek Challenge
The Ultimate Trek challenge is the Ultimate in scenic & picturesque trekking that takes you to Har Ki Dun! The Har Ki Dun valley, also known as the "Valley of Gods", is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3500m and is one of the most popular treks of the region. It is surrounded by snow-covered peaks and alpine vegetation. The trek will take you through 67km of meadows, flower gardens, towering snow-capped peaks, glaciers, streams & waterfalls that seem to spring from nowhere. You will start at Taluka & trek through Seema to Har Ki Dun. From there a day trek to Jaundhar Glacier where you will learn to navigate on ice. Click here for more details
Ultimate Water Challenge
The Ultimate River challenge is an expedition module on the Alaknanda and Ganga river, where you will raft down rapids, enjoy flipping and navigate through water obstacles on an 80km run over 4 days on the river & it’s banks. A challenge that can only be completed when each does his/her part with full team spirit! You will raft in the day & set up camp on the banks in the evening. There will be enough time to enjoy fun stuff like beach ball, body surfing & cliff jumping! Click here for more details
Youreka Overseas is a specially designed program for children, which brings together adventure and culture in an exciting setting. This is Youreka's step towards providing international opportunities to children with the same care and fun which has been the pride of Youreka for the past 15 years. The program is open for all children between the age of 12 to 17 years.
Singapore, a fine mix of adventure and fun in this clean, green and efficient city which in itself is an eye-opener! Stay at our Sembawang Campus and enjoy Kayaking and ropes courses. Visit Sentosa's many attractions, explore the city on public transport with a GPS-enabled treasure hunt and experience the thrills of Universal Studios and a Water Park!
An 8 day experience of European culture and development by humankind. Euro Space at Brussels, CERN - The European Center for Nuclear Research, UN Office in Geneva, Disney Land at Paris will be the backdrop of the experience.
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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.