The Camino de Santiago
Wisdom and Fortification for Aspiring Pilgrims
Friday, April 13, 6:00 to 9:30 PM
Saturday, April 14, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Marlene Cameron (Camino Walk 2010)
Patricia Klinck (Camino Walk 2004)
Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a turning point in the lives of many. Some complete the journey, others stop and come back another time, some simply stop. As the Spanish say you walk the Camino you need to walk.
If you are considering walking the Camino some time soon, our program will give you the advantage of preparing yourself for this challenging journey and the time to ask all your questions. Our purpose is that you will build a greater sense of confidence and a better understanding of the physical, emotional and mental challenges that you will face.
Not everyone who starts the Camino is able to complete the entire walk to Santiago. Regardless of your goal, Marlene and Pat will share what they learned on their journeys – points that you cannot learn in a novel or guidebook.
The day and a half program will include:
- History of the Camino – the quest that has attracted millions of people over centuries to undertake this personal pilgrimage
- Training – what you must do to condition yourself for days of walking and how best to undertake this training
- Trekking & Topography – how to pace yourself in order to sustain your physical and emotional well being
- Equipment – what you will need to take with you, what not to take and how to purchase a properly fitting backpack
- Where to stay – Albergues vs. hotels and pensions
- Accommodation options and meals
- The advantages and trials of travelling alone
- The advantages and trials of travelling in a group
- Arriving Home
- Anything else you would like to know before you go.
We hope you will join us. You will come away from this program with a practical understanding of your undertaking and with tools, knowledge and confidence in tackling this life-changing journey. It might be just what you need to make the final commitment to undertake your personal pilgrimage – whatever that takes you.
Marlene Cameron undertook her Camino walk alone from September 8 to October 17, 2010. She stared in Roncesvalles, Spain and travelled for 40 days to reach Santiago. Marlene will share her experience of travelling solo and what you can expect if you decide to go it alone.
Patricia Klinck walked the Camino in the fall of 2004 starting in St-Jean-Pied-au-Port, France and walked without a break for 36 days. Pat travelled with friends, who were much faster walkers. She will share what she discovered were the gifts and challenges of travelling with others.
To register for this program please provide your contact information
The dates you are planning to travel:
The fee for this program is $175 payable by personal cheque or PayPal.
The location of the workshop will be announced later.
To Register Contact: Marlene Cameron 403.209.2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org