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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!

For more information and details about this year's program, please read the Zhailau Information packet


July 16 - 21, 2018


  • We are now accepting online registrations!  The link below will connect you to the registration form.  (While the form can be completed on your smartphone, we strongly recommend using your computer to avoid technical issues.)

  • All registering adults must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions for Enrollment before submitting your registration.


  • We are able to take online payments for your DEPOSIT ONLY, and with an upcharge of +$12.50 to cover fees.  If you would like to pay your $400 non-refundable deposit this way, please click the PayPal "Buy Now" link at the bottom of the registration page. Please note, the upcharge for online payment is extra and will not be credited to the balance of your Zhailau fees.

  • Registration is not complete until your deposit has been received, either via check or online payment.  You will receive an email confirmation of payment within three business days of receipt of your payment.

  • Please see rates below and refer to the Zhailau Information Packet for details on housing options. 


  • Completed registrations are due by March 15th to be part of the Housing Lottery (see Zhailau Information Packet for details).  

  • One final payment of your remaining balance is due by May 31st.

2018 Rates and Fee Calculators

Adult: Registrant over the age of 20, attending as parent/guardian/supervisor of child(ren)/youth registered for activities

Youth: Individual aged 13+ years as of the dates of Zhailau who is participating in cultural programming and classes

Child:  Individual aged 3-12 years as of the dates of Zhailau who is participating in cultural programming and classes

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