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
Full registration includes all meetings and breakout sessions, all meals, and three nights lodging (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights) in a double or triple occupancy room.
- Members: $395
- Nonmembers: $495
Commuter registration includes all meetings and breakout sessions as well as dinners and lunches Thursday-Saturday evening. Commuter registration does not include breakfasts or lodging.
- Members: $195
Gathering registration closes on February 26!
Learn more about this annual event and register on the Gathering registration page.
A limited number of single rooms are available for a supplement of $180. Also, if your travel plans require you to arrive a day early (Wednesday) or spend Sunday evening at Zephyr, we also have a few rooms available for $100/night. Both are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved on the Additional Payment form.
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, Camino history, a shell ceremony and singing of "Ultreia" for pilgrims walking their first Camino in 2020, an incredible movie, two concerts, and of course, our popular silent auction and raffle.
Raffle and Silent Auction Donations
If you're interested in donating a new or unused Camino-related item to the raffle or silent auction, please complete this form so we can track donations, prepare silent auction bid sheets and properly thank you for your contribution.
You can either bring your item(s) with you to the Gathering or follow the shipping instructions on the form.
Proceeds from our Raffle & Silent Auction help fund our Grants program, benefiting various Camino infrastructure projects for pilgrims in Spain, Portugal and France.
A big "thank you" to those of you who have already donated!
The weather will likely be wintry with temperatures ranging from 27°F - 47°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'. Some people visiting altitude above 5,500' will experience a 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.
Hospitalero Training by American Pilgrims
The 2020 Gathering will be preceded by an hospitalero training session, Tuesday, March 10, through Thursday, March 12. Registration will open for this session in early January. If this one fills up before you can register, there are other training opportunities throughout the year. See the Hospitaleros page for upcoming sessions.