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 offers a number of ways to support and develop Dance Camp Aotearoa as a viable and affordable option for families.  The fee structure is one way, where ticket prices are set with families in mind - adults pay a little more while childrens fee's are very low (and under 6 are free).   It is delightful that in recent years camp has seen a steady increase of children and several new families joining us.


  1. Full Week (Camping)
  2. Full Week (Bunk Rooms)
  3. Weekend (Camping only)
  4. Late Registration (if space still available) Full week or Camping
  5. Self-Contained (ballot) additional costs (full week only)
  6. Kaiāwhina (Work exchange 1/2 price ticket) (Full week only)
  7. Scholarship (by application)

An Early Bird discount is available for the initial registration period (June - November). Registering early ensures you get a ticket, gets you a reduced ticket price, and the option of paying a deposit at the time of registering 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 Shelley if you wish to take up this option: nzdancecamp@gmail.com).

Early bird prices (to be paid in full before 1st Dec, 2019)

Registrations received after December 1st require the full ticket price to be paid upon registration.  All fees must be fully paid up before January 1st, 2020  

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 ritual (Friday January 10th) until the conclusion of Sunday evening (January 12th).  

While these two options may seem limited and 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-connection, 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 and details about the registration process.

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


Camping Rates                  Full Week (Fri 10 - Thurs 16th)                         Weekend Pass (Friday eve - Sun eve)                   

Adults                                               $450                                                                          $250                                                                          

Young adults (19-25 yrs)                 Sliding scale, $450 - $250**                               $149

Children (6-18 yrs) ***                   $100                                                                           $ 70


Shared Bunk Rooms (4-6 beds in each bunkroom)  Full Week only available for this accomodation option.

Adults                                               $500                      

Young adults (19-25 yrs)              Sliding scale, $50o - $300**  

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


* 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.

** Young people are encouraged to pay "up the scale" according to your income level. You are also eligible to apply for scholarships or kaiāwhina positions if cost is an issue.  Contact us at nzdancecamp@gmail.com with an expression of your interest. 

*** Tickets for Children under 6 are free.


Late Registration   (Available after December 1st, and only if space is still available)                                             

Camping Rate                        Full Week                                                        Weekend Pass     (Camping only)                                              

Adults                                          $499                                                                             $275

Young adults (19-25 yrs)           Sliding scale, $499 - $299**                                    $174

Children (6-18 yrs) ***               $125                                                                              $80


Shared Bunk Rooms (4 -6 beds in each bunkroom)

Adults                                               $550                     

Young adults (19-25 yrs)             Sliding scale, $550 - $350**         

Children (6-18 yrs)***                  $175                    


Self-Contained Options

Tauhara offers a limited number of self-contained options, available for an additional fee.  These will be allocated by ballot.  If you wish to apply for the ballot, please email your request to Shelley at nzdancecamp@gmail.com   She will advise of pricing and notify applicants following the ballot.



If you wish to reduce your ticket price and are willing to take up a role at camp (give up to 4 hours work per day) apply for a kaiāwhina position to join the happy and willing work crew and feel more involved in the heart of making camp possible. For more information or to apply please email Veronique Rochecous at: nzdancecamp@gmail.com


Scholarships  Apply before Oct 10.

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 details) - Applications need to be sent to us before October 10th - later applications could be considered if scholarship funds remain.


Registration and Payment Information

Complete the online Registration Form. Within a week you will receive confirmation of how much your ticket(s) cost. Please pay the full amount or your deposit ($100 per adult and $30 per child 0ver 6 yrs old) to secure your registration.  If you pay the deposit only, please ensure the balance is paid by December 1st to qualify for the Early Bird discount.  

After Dec 1st, registration is subject to space availability. Full payment at the time of registration will be required.

All fees need to be received prior to Janaury 1, 2020.

If you have any trouble with the online registration or payment process please contact the Core Group at:  nzdancecamp@gmail.com


Bank Name: Kiwibank.  

Account Name: Dance Camp Aotearoa  

Account Number: 38.9017.0384830.00 

Swift Code: KIWINZ22

Bank Address: Kiwibank Limited, Level 9, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand.

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

Email Shelley Lewis (Registrar) at nzdancecamp@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding registration, payment options, travel and accomodation. Shelley will address your questions and work with you to find the best possible way of coming and registering for Camp. 


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 Shelley of your cancellation, please include your account details for refund payment to be directed to.  

Cancellations received after December 30th: refunds will be at the discretion of the Core Group.


For general enquiries, email the Core Group at: nzdancecamp@gmail.com