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 — was held on Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Zephyr Point Conference Center in Zephyr Cove (Lake Tahoe), Nevada.
The event was a great success in spite of the looming threat of the coronavirus and the real threat of a blizzard the last two days of the event.
For the 2021 Gathering of Pilgrims we will return to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina, in the beautiful Smokey Mountains near Asheville. The dates are Thursday, April 8 through Sunday, April 11, 2021. If you'd like to get an idea of what the Gatherings are about, you can download the final draft of the 2020 Gathering Full Program. Go ahead and put this in your calendars!
Hospitalero Training by American Pilgrims
Gatherings are always preceded by an hospitalero training session, the preceding Tuesday through Thursday and we expect that to be true for the 2021 Gathering. However there are other training opportunities throughout the year. See the Hospitaleros page for upcoming sessions.