Camp Geddie: a Presbyterian Church camp near Merigomish, NS about 18 kms from exit 27 of Hwy 104.
Victoria Day Weekend, May 20 to 23, 2022 Friday Evening – Monday at Noon
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See photos from 2016, 2018, 2019 AFG’s
Atlantic Friends Gathering is an annual event linking members and attenders of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) from across Atlantic Canada.
2022 Theme: ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
Exploring how Quakers can support the hopes and dreams of younger Friends
We gather at Camp Geddie on Nova Scotia’s North Shore. Camp Geddie is owned and operated by The Presbyterian Church in Canada and is accredited by the Camping Association of Nova Scotia. Click here for directions.
Please note: Camp Geddie is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, and recreational drug-free zone, and does not allow pets on any part of the premises.
The spacious grounds, with nature trails and a spectacular beach on the Northumberland Strait (adjacent to a piping plover protected area), provide a natural setting for a weekend of spiritual nurture and for strengthening the bonds of fellowship in our faith community.
As with previous AFGs, there are no compulsory activities. The healing atmosphere of being in a welcome nature retreat offers an opportunity to open ourselves up to whatever we feel leads us, and to make this a weekend of renewal of our individual and our group spirit, enriched with fun and enjoyment for all ages.
We hope to welcome members and attenders from our Atlantic Friends Monthly Meetings, Allowed Meetings, and Worship Groups, as well as guests. Those who are interested in learning more about Quakers are also welcome to attend. Please feel free to enjoy the weekend in your own way!
Additionally, AFG 2022 is offering a “hybrid” experience! The option of joining the Gathering on Zoom will enable Friends who live too far away or who, due to COVID, prefer not to attend in person, to still be a part of AFG. See further information below.
AFG 2022 Planning Committee
- Jessica Tellez (Clerk)
- Brenda Bratton Blom
- Daphne Davey
- Helen Lofgren
- Mary Petrie
- in partnership with
Gray Cox, Clerk, Quaker Institute for the Future
A lot of information is given below. Please read it through carefully!
The Planning Committee believes that if we operate consistently with Nova Scotia government and Camp Geddie guidelines, we will be safe. However, we know that individuals have a variety of feelings and practices regarding COVID and gathering. We ask all Friends to be mindful and thoughtful about both their own and others’ feelings regarding COVID. You are welcome to wear a mask, even if it is not mandated. If you wish for others to maintain a greater distance, please let us know in the Comments box of the registration form so that we might prepare your nametag appropriately. There will be space markers available to signify your desire for further distancing during the event. And, if you prefer greater distance for meals, please let us know in the Comments box.
AFG ZOOM OPTION
We are offering a “hybrid” AFG! Those Friends unable to attend in person have the opportunity of joining the formal parts of the programming on Zoom. Those who register for the Zoom option will receive advance eBulletins containing technical and other information, and help will be available to smooth the way for them to join in. The weekend fee for Zoom attendees is lower, since their registration fee does not include costs for food and accommodations.
“Zoom” Friends will have access to those sessions marked with a double asterisk (**) in the Program, below.
A Weekend of Enjoyment and Spiritual Renewal for All Ages!
Enquirers are Welcome to Attend!
Info last updated: 2022-03-30 9:28 PM ADT