A taste of summer: short video from summer camp 2021


We’re really sad to have to tell you that Ōtaki Summer Camp won’t be happening this year.
We were contacted last night by the group coordinating the COVID response in Ōtaki (Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki) and asked not to proceed with the camp. They are concerned about the new COVID risks and at the same time have closed all local Marae. Ngā Hapū have been very supportive of camp, and have not reached this decision lightly.
As you can imagine, this is very disappointing for us organisers. We were in midst of finalising food, marquees and the rest. We had such a good camp planned! We know it will be disappointing for you too, especially only days before we were to be gathering. We were all looking forward to being together. We’re sorry.
This is not an easy decision, but it’s one that sits right with the core values of the camp, and how we’re trying to do things in the age of COVID. We’ve been working closely with Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki while organising the camp, because bringing a large number of people from around the country into the community of Ōtaki – in the midst of an epidemic — was something we were only ever comfortable doing with the blessing and support of mana whenua.
All of us, from across Aotearoa and beyond, are trying to navigate this period of uncertainty and risk, and want to do right by our whānau and communities.
As promised earlier, when we encouraged you to register despite COVID uncertainty, all tickets will be fully refunded, and we’ll be in touch with more info about how that will work. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if we can help with anything, or if you have any questions. 
Thank you all for the enthusiasm, support, love, and excitement you’ve shown for camp. We will be back as soon as we can.
Noho ora mai rā i roto i ngā manaakitanga katoa 
from all of us on the organising team
Nicky, Adi, Jenny, Mary, Hannah, Emily, Ollie and Jan

Nau mai hoki mai, nau mai haere mai!

E toru ngā rā mō te whakawhitwhiti kōrero mō ngā tōrangapū maha, te whakarongo ki ngā kaikōrero, ngā pene puoro, me ngā hīkoi ki te ngahere ki te awa hoki, ki te tāone iti o Ōtaki ki te tokerau o Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Ka tū te Noho Raumati o Ōtaki mō ngā rangatahi e tino rata ana ki ngā kaupapa, pērā ki te tōrangapū, te manatika, te whakakorenga o te aukati iwi, te mana ōrite me te tai ao. 

Three days of politics, discussion, speakers, music, bush, rivers and sea, in the beach community of Ōtaki, north of Wellington. Ōtaki Summer Camp is for people with an interest in politics, justice, anti-racism, equality and the environment.

Kua āhei koe ki te whiwhi karahipi hoki.
Scholarships are available.