Camino Nova Scotia: The Way of St. Columba

An AST summer pilgrimage June 9 to 18, 2015

Ever wonder what a pilgrimage is all about?
Need to recharge by unplugging?
Need to give your life a good spiritual and physical shake-up?
Want to connect with other spiritual seekers using the most ancient, low-tech, zero-emission method of transportation?

Camino NS: The Way of St. Columba
is a pilgrimage opportunity along the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia. Inspired by the ancient Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Camino NS will take you deeper: into yourself, into nature, into community, into God.

Location: Nova Scotia’s South Shore, concluding at the Chapel of St. Columba in Halifax (on the AST campus)

How far? Our total pilgrimage route will take us approx. 230 km along the beautiful Atlantic coastline, through majestic woodlands, beside sparkling lakes, and near farmers’ fields. The path is very even and almost completely level. The walking distance per day is approximately 25 to 30 km (about 6 hours plus breaks).

Who is this for? Camino NS is for you if you are:

  • 18 years or older
  • ready for an adventure
  • seeking a spiritual pathway in life
  • part of a faith community, or not: either is fine
  • reasonably fit and healthy (but you don’t need to be an athlete). When you register, you should already be able to walk 1 to 2 hours without a break, and commit to working up to a full day of walking by late May.

Where will we stay? We will be sleeping in churches with electricity, running water, and restrooms.

Cost: $925 ($750 for full-time students/unwaged); early bird discount before March 31. Includes transfers, guides, accommodations, and all meals.

Academic credit: Course credit is available through Atlantic School of Theology (Directed Study)

To register: Complete the registration form (below)

Print Materials (pdf)

Camino NS is on Facebook!

For more information, contact:

Prof. Rob Fennell, Director of Camino NS
Tel.: 902-425-3298

Camino NS is sponsored by Atlantic School of Theology with the generous support of the United Church of Canada Foundation.