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Family Camp Taupo 2020

February 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

NZD25 – NZD40
Taupo 2013

PWSA Family Camp 2020 – Save the Date!

People with PWS of all ages are welcome to attend with their family or a support worker. We will be taking registrations and deposits for camp from mid-October. Flight or ferry subsidies are available for those travelling from the South Island of up to $250 per person. Please book early to avoid price increases and disappointment!
VENUE: MiCamp Taupo
DATES: Fri 28th February to Sun 1st March, 2020.
REGISTRATION: Available from mid-October (link coming soon.)


Arrive at camp in the afternoon, we will check you in to your allocated cabin from 4pm.
Free time in the pool or using sports equipment or mini-golf.
Dinner 5.30pm
Evening activities – camp games and the Burma Trail
Morning activity groups – kayaking, geocaching, team initiatives, air rifles
Afternoon breakout sessions – we are hoping to have 5 separate sessions for adults with PWS, mums, dads, siblings, and art activities for everyone else.
Free time using the pool, waterslide, or sports equipment and mini-golf.
Evening activities – bingo followed by campfire (including a talent quest for those who wish to entertain us!)
Morning activity groups – kayaking, geocaching, team initiatives, air rifles
Lunch 12.30-1.30pm and camp tidy up
Camp ends by 2pm
$40 per adult, $25 per child, under 5 free (pay at registration).
South Islanders, please go ahead and book your flights or ferry tickets and forward these to: ceo@pws.org.nz in order to receive a subsidy. We can confirm there is a subsidy of up to $250 per person. There will also be transport available from Taupo Airport to the camp if your flights are booked at the suggested times – please see below.
Flight subsidies are only available for those travelling from the South Island and for immediate family members only (please ask us about family limit.) Subsidies are also available for a Support Worker attending with an adult with PWS.
Flight times – all flights arrive at Taupo at either 1.35pm or 5.45pm on Friday 28th February. The 5.45pm flight will be too late for dinner so we suggest you book a flight which arrives at 1.35pm and we will have transport available for 2pm. (However, if we hear from the majority of people that they would rather spend a bit of time in Taupo first, we could arrange a later pickup of 3.30pm.)
Return flights depart Taupo on Sunday at 2pm which will unfortunately mean a quick lunch before departing camp at 1pm. The later flight is early evening which would make arrival home too late for most. You are welcome to book a later flight, although we cannot guarantee any transport to the airport at a later time.
Tips for booking cheaper flights:
  • book in advance or take advantage of a flight sale day
  • book ‘seat only’ for as many family members as you can (remember you may need to bring some bedding, tbc)
  • you do not need to reserve seats (this is an add-on charge)


February 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
NZD25 – NZD40
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MiCamp Taupo
100 Rawhira Road,
Waitetoko, RD 2, Turangi 3382 New Zealand
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(07) 386 7967