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We are a not-for-profit organization with a focus on the environment, youth and community, natural building, and the arts.  We offer programs and undertake projects in a wide variety of learning, recreational, and research opportunities related to forests, fields, water, and rural living.

We also offer our wonderful natural space for rental to people who have things to teach and learn; meetings to conduct; weekend retreats; meals to prepare together; or nature-exploring adventures to undertake. Our creative in-house resource team works with groups to develop experiential, place-based learning activities.


The Deanery Project is located on a beautiful 25-acre ocean-front property just 60 km east of Halifax, in Ship Harbour on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.   Our facilities include a spacious community hall; a commercial kitchen; dorm-style accommodations; unique outdoor classrooms, and diverse camping, hiking and bicycling trail resources. The property extends to the shoreline of Ship Harbour for swimming and kayaking.

We are a co-operative brought to life by the unique opportunity to conserve this property, formerly a summer camp for the Anglican Church, and to repurpose it for environmental sustainability, skills development and community building.  In the few short years that we have worked together here we have achieved a lot and grown strong healthy roots in our community. Our active volunteer base brings a wide range of skills and interests to The Project: there is always something going on that is fascinating and useful to learn.