Annual Gathering of Pilgrims
American Pilgrims on the Camino hosts an annual Gathering of Pilgrims in a different location each year.
The Gathering is an opportunity to share experiences, to support one another and to learn more about the Camino and the pilgrimage experience.
The 23rd Annual Gathering of Pilgrims
Honoring the Past… Welcoming the Future
Thursday, March 12 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Zephyr Point Conference Center
Zephyr Cove (Lake Tahoe), NV
The Gathering will run from late afternoon Thursday through noon on Sunday. We're planning many interesting and helpful presentations on different routes, pilgrim first aid, history, a shell ceremony and singing of "Ultreia" for pilgrims walking their first Camino this year, movies and entertainment and of course, our popular silent auction and raffle.
Registration will open in January and details emailed to all members. Stay tuned.
Hope to see you there!
A note about Lake Tahoe: Average maximum and minimum temperatures in March are about 45°F and 20°F. Lake Tahoe receives about 35" of snow in March, so pack your boots and warm clothes and plan accordingly. We'll supply plenty of the warm Camino spirit!
Zephyr Point sits at an elevation of approximately 6,300'. Studies have shown that 20% of people visiting altitude above 5,500' will experience some form of altitude sickness. Symptoms are often mild but can include headaches, dizziness, loss of appetite, fatigue and trouble sleeping. Allow your body to acclimate and take it easy by staying hydrated and eating well.
If you have questions or need further information, email the Gatherings Chair.
In April 2019, American Pilgrims on the Camino celebrated its 22nd Annual Gathering of Pilgrims at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC. Nearly 300 pilgrims came together for a memorable weekend spent "Cultivating Camino Connections."
Hospitalero Training by American Pilgrims
The 2020 Gathering will be preceded by an hospitalero training session, Tuesday, March 10th through Thursday, March 12th. Registration will open for this session mid-winter. There are always other training opportunities throughout the year. See the Hospitaleros page for upcoming sessions.