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Camino Estonia

The aim of our project is to inform young people aged 18-30 about their own hiking capabilities, Camino de Santiago and Camino Estonia hiking trails, all while using non-formal methods to teach about maintaining mental health, problems and solutions.

The project aims to create a safe space where the difficulties (and successes!) of the participants can be discussed. The workshops look at negative thought patterns, core beliefs and behaviors that interfere with daily life and provide tools to change them or alleviate symptoms. We want to carry out a cultural exchange in the atmosphere of a hike, as we consider it the most favorable and pleasant for this.


The project will start in the Old Town of Tallinn, participants will have an opportunity to see the capital during the best period of the year because the Song Festival will be happening exactly the same dates! Then there will be 4 days of hiking and camping, while moving to the South. Last nights of the project will be spent in Pärnumaa, close to the summer capital of  Estonia! Later on there will be also Zoom preparatory meeting with all the selected participants.


And of course, this project would not be happening without our local friends and partners: Estonian Society of the Friends of St James WaySauga Must Maja! Together with @euroopanoored

Participant profile:

  • 5 participants between 18-30 y.o. 

  • Willing to spend nights outdoors and hike relatively long distances (15-25 km per day)

  • Youth which are in good physical conditions and are committed to walk along the whole way

  • Have a minimum basis of English

  • Ready to participate fully in the program and live the experience of a pilgrim

  • Ready to spend time without consuming alcohol and any other drugs

  • Motivated to interact and collaborate with participants from different geographical, social, and cultural contexts

  • Lots of energy and motivation


There is a participation fee of 20€ in this project.

Applying period is over, the team is recruited.

Check the Infopack here

UPD: All the participants have been selected, application period is over.

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