Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Due to COVID-19, AYC 2020 has been canceled. AYC 2021 destinations will be released in the summer of 2020.

The capital city of Halifax is located on the beautiful East Coast of Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Nova Scotia, a rugged, sea-swept peninsula famous for its extreme tides. Halifax is a place where your pace syncs with the rhythm of the sea, and the fragrance of clean salt air is completely normal. Dominated by the star-shaped Citadel, Halifax is known for its lively waterfront, Victorian-era Public Gardens, and mix of modern and historic architecture. You will be drawn by the mission of this church plant to reach this multicultural city, where Arabic serves as the dominant secondary language.


North America


July 27 - August 3, 2020





Your Hosts

Dan & Hailey MacLeod

Dan & Hailey MacLeod

Justin & Grace Mackenzie

Justin & Grace Mackenzie

Your Chaperone

Nathan & Emilie Hussey

Nathan & Emilie Hussey

We have been involved in student ministry for 8 years. We currently serve as the Youth Pastors & Assistant Pastors at Calvary Apostolic Church in Des Moines, Iowa and as Youth Presidents for the Iowa District.

We met on the AYC India 2010 trip and have been married for 9 years this coming August. Currently, we reside in Des Moines, IA with our two amazing children; Zaedyn DePaul & London Brielle L'Wren.

Anthony & Heather Maynard

Anthony & Heather Maynard

Anthony and Heather Maynard.
We have been involved in youth ministry for over 15 yrs.
We served as Section 11 Youth Director for 8 yrs, IL Youth Secretary for 4 yrs and currently serve as IL Youth President. We live in Rockford, IL. Have one child Peyton and are privileged to serve Firstborn Ministries as Pastor.

Serve Project

More information coming soon!


When I left for my AYC trip to Costa Rica, there was no way I could have anticipated what God had in store for me. I left for Costa Rica, hoping to see God perform miracles in the lives of those around me. I never imagined that he also planned on touching my life, and healing the insecurities that I had struggled with for years. It took me flying all the way to Costa Rica to realize something; The God who healed bodies and filled souls with his spirit in Central America, was at work back at my home in Maryland. I left AYC not feeling afraid to go back home, but confident that when I went home, he would be the same God. Since AYC, my faith has been amplified and I know that God is the same, no matter where I am!

Camryn Staten | Costa Rica