Dance Camp set-up day is Friday. This is a big day when Kaiãwhina and other set-up crew help from 9am to get Camp ready by 5pm. It starts with a meeting at 9am for everyone present, to allocate jobs for the day and establish the teams.

The Set Up crew turn the venue into a magical and beautiful place where people feel warmly welcomed. The Children’s Activity Area, Youth Area, Instrument Tent, Dancing Marque, Blissmillah Cafe… all have to be put up.

Kaiãwhina are expected to arrive on Thursday (the day before Camp) by 2pm. Some Kaiãwhina are asked to arrive in the morning, to help put the marquee up by the afternoon. In the evening, the whole Kaiãwhina team has a meal together and gathers for a sharing circle and an evening of dances.

Due to catering and logistics, please note that only those who signed up for the set up process are invited on site prior to Friday, 3pm.

Pack Down

The last day of Camp is a big clean-up day, after the final morning circle and lunch. Children and Youth tents, marquee, tea station, cafe… all are taken down. All the buildings and facilities all cleaned and our Dance Camp equipment returned to the shipping container. Kaiãwhina are expected to stay and help with clean-up which usually finishes around 5pm.