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.
We want to thank everyone who helped make the 25th Annual Gathering of Pilgrims 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. The theme of the next Gathering is Walk Your Way! The Time is Now! The planning team is hard at work and it's sure to be another fantastic weekend. We look forward to seeing you at the Gathering!
When can I register?
Registration for the 2023 Gathering of Pilgrims opens January 14, 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!
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?
- $425 Member-Full Registration (shared room)
- $225 Member-Commuter
- $525 Non-Member Full Registration (shared room)
- $325 Non-Member Commuter
What are the accommodations?
Accommodations will be double occupancy (shared room). A same-sex roommate will be assigned if you do not have one at the time of registration. A limited number of single rooms (at additional cost of $200) will 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?
Our program for 2023 includes presentations for everyone from first-time pilgrims to veterans with multiple Caminos logged. Some speakers on the schedule include Lynn Talbot, Anne Born, Ann Sieben, Fr. Steve Rindahl, Kathy Kehe, Adam Wells, Victor Prince, Daniel De Kay, Sharenda Barlar, Martin Pena, and Shawn Norris. We'll have a walk to our own Cruz de Ferro and actress Celeste Mancinelli will delight us with an encore performance of her one-woman show, "Crying on the Camino!"
Follow this link to the draft program.
Silent Auction and Raffle
We will hold a raffle and online 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.
If you'd like to donate an item, you can find the donation form by following this link.
Silent auction bidding will open on March 25th. The link will be posted here Stay tuned!
Will there be a shirt or sweatshirt again in 2023?
Yes! We have limited-edition 2023 Gathering t-shirts and long-sleeved t-shirts, and crewneck and hoodie sweatshirts in a rainbow of colors. Special thanks to Martin Pena for designing our 2023 sello.
Click on this link to Order a 2023 Gathering Shirt or Sweatshirt.
Hospitalero Training by American Pilgrims
We will hold an hospitalero training session at Zephyr Point April 11-13, immediately preceding the 2023 Gathering.
There will be other training opportunities throughout the year. See the Hospitaleros page for more information on upcoming sessions.