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 learn more about the Camino and the pilgrimage experience.

The 25th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims was held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC, March 31-April 3, 2022. We had a wonderful turnout of 302 (including commuters) and want to thank everyone who helped make this wonderful weekend possible.


Mark your calendars, pilgrims! 

The 26th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims will be held from Thursday, April 13 to to Sunday, April 16, 2023, and will return to the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center in Zephyr Cove, NV (on the shores of Lake Tahoe), the site of the 2020 Gathering.


When can I register?

Registration for the 2023 Gathering of Pilgrims will open in early January 2023 and must be booked through American Pilgrims. Please do not contact the venue. Members of American Pilgrims receive advance notice of the Annual Gathering of Pilgrims, hospitalero training sessions and more. If you aren't a member, join or renew today!


What's included?

Full registration includes all plenary and breakout sessions, entertainment, receptions, three nights' lodging, and eight meals (Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast). Commuter registration does not include lodging or breakfast, but does include lunch and dinner. There's always a wonderful program planned with something for everyone!


What's it cost?

We aim to keep costs low and will post the registration costs for full, on-site registration and (off-site) commuter registration here in late 2022.


What are the accommodations?

Accommodations will be double occupancy. A same-sex roommate will be assigned if you do not have one at the time of registration. A limited number of single rooms (additional cost) may be available for those who prefer not to have a roommate. Bedding and towels are provided; bring your own toiletries, PJs and hairdryer (if needed).


What's on the program?

While we don't yet have the program for 2023, you can follow this link to download the Gathering 2022 program.


Silent Auction and Raffle

We plan to hold a raffle and silent auction again in 2023 and would appreciate your donations of items. All monies raised from the raffle and silent auction help fund our Camino programs, including our Grants, Ribadiso and Hospitalero Training programs.


Will there be a shirt or sweatshirt again in 2023?

Thank you to all who ordered a limited edition 2022 Gathering t-shirt or sweatshirt. It was great to see you all looking so good, especially in the group photo at the top of this page! Once we've settled on a design, we will post information on ordering the 2023 Gathering gear here and members will receive an email.


Gathering 2022 flyer

More information on the 2023 Gathering of Pilgrims will be posted here as it becomes available.

Follow this link for more information on Zephyr Point PCC.

We hope to see you in Lake Tahoe on April 13, 2023!

Hospitalero Training by American Pilgrims

Our first hospitalero training session of 2023 will immediately precede the Gathering. 

There will be other training opportunities throughout the year. See the Hospitaleros page for more information on upcoming sessions.

Rev 06/21/2022