Registration for 2019 is now open.  Please go the online Registration Form to enter your details.  

Below are details about the fee structure and attendance options.

NEWSFLASH!   Prices for 2019 are held at 2018 levels

The summer camp experience is a key entry point for many families joining the Dances of Universal Peace community in New Zealand. In recognition of this, the Core Group continues to offer a number of ways to support and develop Dance Camp Aotearoa as a viable and affordable option for families.  Last year we made a slight adjustment to the fee structure - adults were asked to pay $50 more while childrens fee's were halfed (under 6 year olds remain free).   This decision was rewarded with a record number of children and several new families joining us.  We were excited and encouraged by the response of the whole Dance Camp community to these intitiatives and so continue extending them in 2019.


An Early Bird discount is available for the initial registration period (August - November). Early registration gives you the option of paying a reduced full amount up front, or a deposit with the balance due by December 1st.  You are welcome to arrange a payment plan for monthly installments toward your full camp fee, starting from the time of your registration (contact Charmaine to inform her of you interest in this option: info@dancecampaotearoa.co.nz).

Registerations received after December 1st require the full fee to be paid upon registration.  All fees must be fully paid up before January 1st, 2019.   

We look forward to a wonderful "heart community" with you.


We ask that you plan to stay for the Full Week. However, if that is not possible, you can register for a Weekend Pass - which covers you to stay from the opening of camp (Friday January 11th) until the conclusion of Sunday evening (January 13th).  

While these two options may seem inconvenient, they have been consciously and carefully decided for the benefit of the camp community.  Staying within these two options supports the creation of heart-connections, containment of the sacred space, and supports deeper experiences of connectedness. It also minumises disruptions to Karma Yoga groups (chores we all pitch in to complete), Heart Groups, and other aspects of the camp experience, while supporting a steady, familar flow.         See below for the costs of these two options and details about the registration process.


Open Day

If you want to visit camp just for a day, you are most welcome to join us for our  Open Dayon Sunday 13th January. For this option, please plan to arrive at Camp at 10am and depart at the conclusion of the evening dance session (9.30pm aprox).  This day will feature a special welcome for day guests, two dance sessions and our annual market day stalls.

Open Day Price: Adults $25.  Children under 6, free. Over 6 years old, $1 per year of age (e.g.  15 yrs old = $15 fee).  Payable via internet banking to our Dance Camp bank account (account number: 38.9017.0384830.00 by January 1st (prefered), or cash at the gate, upon arrival.

To book your place at the Open Day, please email our Registrar, Charmain Wilson, at: info@dancecampaotearoa.co.nz.

We ask people who are coming for the  "open day"  to be aware of the special atmosphere and energy of camp when you arrive.


Full Week and Weekend Only Camp Prices

The Camp Fee includes leadership, accommodation, and ample vegetarian meals

Early bird prices (paid in full before 1st Dec, 2018)

Weekend Pass (Friday eve - Sun eve)   Camping Rate  (only option available*)

Adults                                                               $250

Young adults (19-25 yrs)                                  $149

Children (6-18 yrs) ***                                      $70


Full Week                                                  Camping or Shared Bunk Rooms (4-6 beds in each bunkroom)

Adults                                                                    $450

Young adults (19-25 yrs)                Sliding scale, $450 - $250**

Children (6-18 yrs)***                                       $100


* Weekend participants are asked to camp as bunk space is reserved for Full Week participants. If you don’t have camping gear (tent/mattress) this can be arranged for you– please let us know upon registration.

** You are encouraged to pay "up the scale" according to your income level. Young people are also eligible to apply for scholarships or Kaiãwhina positions if cost is an issue.

*** Tickets for Children under 6 are free.


Late Registration                                                     Prices after  1st Dec

Weekend Pass     (Camping only)                

Adults                                                                $275

Young adults (19-25 yrs)                                  $174

Children (6-18 yrs) ***                                      $80


Full Week                                    Camping Rate or Shared Bunk Rooms (4 -6 beds in each bunkroom)

Adults                                                                    $499

Young adults (19-25 yrs)                Sliding scale, $499 - $299**

Children (6-18 yrs)***                                       $125


Self-Contained Options

Tauhara offers a limited number of self-contained options, available for an additional fee.  If you are interested, please email Charmaine at info@dancecampaotearoa.co.nz for availability and pricing.


Registration and Payment

Complete the online Registration Form. Please pay either your Deposit ($100 per adult, $30 per child 0ver 6 yrs old) or the full amount to confirm your registration.  If you pay the deposit only, please ensure that the balance is received by December 1st to qualify for the Early Bird discount.  

Registrations made after Dec 1st, require full payment at the time of registration.

All fees need to be received prior to Janaury 1, 2019.


Bank Name: Kiwibank.  

Account Name: Dance Camp Aotearoa  

Account Number: 38.9017.0384830.00 

Swift Code: CITINZ2X

Bank Address: 261 Karori Road, Karori, WELLINGTON.

If you are coming from overseas or Australia, a special welcome awaits! Please arrange payment of the full amount upon registration.

Email Charmaine Wilson at info@dancecampaotearoa.co.nz if you have any questions regarding registration, payment options, travel and accomodation. She will address your questions and work with you to find the best possible way of coming and registering for Camp. 



If you wish to apply for a Kaiãwhina position, (a work-exchange that reduces your fee) please email Joanne at: joanne_frances_brown@yahoo.com.au

If you have any trouble with the online registration or payment, please contact Charmaine at:  info@dancecampaotearoa.co.nz  

Note: If you have difficulty with the registration page, try changing to a different internet server (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc).



If a reduced fee will make it possible for you to attend camp a scholarship option may be available. You are most welcome to apply (see the Scholarship information page for appliation detials) - Application deadlines are October 10th and any later applications are decided by November 30th, 2018.

Note our cancellation policy: If you cancel your registration before December 30th, your payment minus the deposit fee will be returned to your nominated bank account.   When notifying Charmaine of your cancellation, please include account details for refund.  

Late cancellations: refunds will be at the discretion of the Core Group.


For general inquiries, email the Core Group at: info@dancecampaotearoa.co.nz