The collective strength of our special community has always been inspired by traditional, nomadic Kazakh villages, known as Auls. Zhailau is the Kazakh term for the summer encampment.
Zhailau is a special time devoted to celebrating the amazing culture of Kazakhstan in the company of our beloved Kazakhstani teachers. This 5-night retreat is all-inclusive, so the price you pay includes lodging, meals, and participation in all activities. There are a variety of accommodation choices available to meet your budget and lifestyle. The week promises to provide an opportunity to bring children and families together to explore Kazakh culture, learn from each other, relax, and play - - all while enjoying the lakefront setting of our host site, the Geneva Point Center, in Moultonborough, N.H.
Each July, we look forward to gathering again to celebrate our children’s birth culture together. During this memorable time, we nurture existing friendships and establish new ones with families from all over North America. Children have the unique chance to bond with other children whose families have strong Kazakh connections.
Whether you have joined us before, or are new this year, you are part of our Aul and we welcome you!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ZHAILAU 2020:
NEW! 3 Registration Options
Traditional Zhailau: July 20 - 25, 2020
Young Adult Weekend Reunion: July 18 - 20, 2020
Zhailau Lite: July 20 - 23, 2020
For more information and details about the exciting changes to this year's program, please read the Zhailau Information packet
Ready to sign up?
REGISTRATION: Click the "Register" button below to submit your online form. All registering adults must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions for Enrollment before submitting their registration.
PAYMENT: Registration is not complete until your deposit has been received. You may pay by check or via online payment which includes an upcharge of +$12.50 to cover fees. To pay your $400 non-refundable deposit online, please click the PayPal "Buy Now" link at the bottom of the registration page.
TIMING: Completed registrations are due by March 20th to be included in the Housing Lottery. All others will be processed as received. Final payment of remaining balance is due by May 31st.