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Soul-Centric Families

A Wild Family camp

Waitati Ecotherapy Centre, Dunedin, Otago

January 2024 25th to January 28th

Enjoy a relaxing and nature-soaked bath with your most precious inner tribe. Set in the relaxing and tranquil Hunter Hills in Waimate.

 Learn and sharpen your family dialogue while dipping in and out of the mystery and wonder of the natural world. Facilitated by skilled Nonviolent Communication (NVC) facilitators and Ecotherapists.

 Play with and enjoy witnessing the play of your children as they are guided and encouraged to wild their souls a little in both unstructured and structured nature based play.

 Enjoy eating in community wholesome gluten free plant based meals and retire each night after a story around the fire (or community led entertainment) and wake each day into your tents with natures melodic chorus.

 This weekend begins on a Friday night and ends on Sunday afternoon. It offers parents an opportunity to unwind, sharpen their soul centric parenting communication, enjoy games and fun in the wild with their children while also taking space for contemplative self-reflection in nature.

The facilitators are skilled in Nonviolent communication (NVC), Ecotherapy and supporting children to play naturally in the wild.

 What we provide: Lunch and dinner (gluten free plant based), teas and coffee, plant-based milks.

Communication facilitation for parents, guidance and care for children at times when parents are in program, hot showers and composting toilets.

 What participants provide: Breakfast and snacks, bedding, tents, mattresses.

(Tents for hire of $50 for the weekend per tent or bring own tent)

 Financial Contribution: 

We are operating this camp from a “Gift Economy” philosophy and would love to make this opportunity as affordable as possible to families. Below are the breakdown costs for the camp and a choice amount we would enjoy receiving to make the experience viable for this camp and future camps. However the price guide is a request and is not meant to exclude those who cannot contribute these amounts.

Camping: per family $90.00

Food – Adult $90.00 Child $70.00

Facilitation and Camp Organisation $$200-400 per adult $100 -200 per child

To reserve your place please register through the link on the website and make a deposit of $210.00/adult and $190/child

Cancellations: There will be no refunds for cancellations less than 1 month prior to the course start date unless the event is cancelled by event organisers.

 Meet Your Guides:

Toni McErlane – Ecotherapist, Counsellor, Mediator, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Facilitator, Aunt

Jorinde Robbbers – Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Facilitator, Home Schooling Parent.

Sally Prebble –  Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Facilitator, Home Schooling Parent.

Submit Payment to:
Account name:  Restorative Relationships
Account Number:  01-0322-0212196-01
Reference:  [your name]
Code:  Family Camp


Waitati Ecotherapy Centre – Waitati, Otago

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