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Summer Gathering 2023-2024 Dunedin

Friday, 29 December 2023 - Saturday, 06 January 2024

Tirohanga Camp, Otago
29 December 2023 - 6 January 2024

Friends in Dunedin Monthly Meeting look forward to welcoming you to Summer Gathering, an all-age opportunity for Friends, families, and people exploring Quakers to enjoy one another's company, to worship together, to explore concerns, to play and to engage in all sorts of activities and interests.

The site is a simple camp, run by a Presbyterian trust, near Mosgiel, just south of Dunedin, with easy access from the city and from Dunedin Airport. Tirohanga is interpreted as "place of far vision". See more at http://www.tirohangacamp.co.nz .

We have a triple theme:"Love your neighbour - tātou tātou - ubuntu".

Why ubuntu? It's a Zulu word, chosen as the theme for the World Plenary Gathering of Friends in South Africa in August 2024, and as a focus for Friends worldwide for the year 2024, the 400th anniversary of the birth of George Fox, one of the great original leaders of Quakers.

Ubuntu refers to the deeply held belief, morality and custom that every person is worthy of being recognised, respected and heard, and that we as human beings are all interdependent. It implies a collective responsibility to ensure that all members of the community have the means of subsistence and learning and participation. It further extends to care for the environment, since people are part of the same divinely given creation that is an interdependent whole. (From Friends World Committee for Consultation, FWCC) 

Summer Gathering 2023 - 2024 Organising Committee, Dunedin MM

Registrations for Summer Gathering 2023 - 2024 closed on 1 December.  This is for the sake of our cooks, and others making arrangements.  If you need to contact the planning group, please email us at sglocalplanning@ym.quakers.nz.

Summer Gathering Fees

There is no charge for those under 18, and the option of a 50% subsidy for those aged 18 -25. 

Register by 29 October: 
Living in:  fulltime $590    day rate $74        Living out:  fulltime $555    day rate $69
Register by 15 November: 
Living in:  fulltime  $615   day rate   $77      Living out:  fulltime $580   day rate  $72
Register by1 December: 
Living in:  fulltime  $640   day rate $80        Living out:  fulltime  $605   day rate  $76

Fees are payable to Religious Society of Friends Dunedin, account 38-9018-0626096-04. Please
include your name and SG in the details.

Download a copy of the Registration_Guide and of the General_Information.

Click here to register

Event Details

Event Type: 
National Gatherings
Camp Tirohanga
214 Tirohanga Road
Wylies Crossing
Mosgiel 9092
New Zealand

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