Increased funding of health camps will allow redevelopment of the Rotorua camp into a more whanau-oriented place.
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has boosted Government funding for the camps by $1.5 million to just over $14 million.
Te Puna Whaiora trust which runs the seven camps, says almost half of the clients are Maori.
Trust head Fiona Inkpen Waatea News the funding will allow a $2 million revamp of the Princess of Wales camp to go ahead.
Health camps have helped children and families over the past 80 years.