Venue & Facilities


Our History - Where we've been...

For more than 10 years Dance Camp Aotearoa was at a Girl Guides centre in the  Hawke’s Bay. The site held us well in a peaceful and attractive spot on the banks of a safely flowing river. However in recent years, it became increasingly confining to the development of camp, in particular to our offerings for teens and enough space for family camping.  Our move was finally forced upon us by the site suffering the raveges of two record-high floods in as many months, so we are unable to return there. Thankfully the TAUHARA CENTRE in Taupo generously opened their arms to hold us for 2019 and 2020. Then in 2021 we found a new home at Tihoi Venture School on the other side of lake Taupo. However in 2022 Covid meant we were unable to meet and we had a Vitual online dance camp instead. An now we are sadly unable to continue using Tihoi Venture School . However we are grateful and happy that we can once again find a home at the TAUHARA CENTRE in January 2023.

Our Future – a vision…

Dance Camp Aotearoa is a key introduction to the Dances of Universal Peace in Aotearoa New Zealand, especially for young families and teens.  We envision a growing community of families and youth over the coming years.  With room to spread out, we can have a dedicated Teen Dance space and a festival atmosphere while retaining the warm heart-centred connection that attracts us all. We welcome your visions and energy as we develop a connection to this land and deepen as a community that embodies Samual Lewis’ vision of peace, harmony and beauty.