Online: Northern California Chapter, Camino 101: The Basics

Mar 04, 2022 4:00PM—5:30PM


Northern California Chapter's Zoom Room

Event Contact Laurie Ferris | Email


Join the Northern California Chapter for a virtual Camino basics presentation by Rob Nickerson. You will go away knowing what you need to know to start planning your first walk on the Camino or to make your next walk even better, or to just satisfy your curiosity. This information-packed presentation by a Camino veteran will be followed by time for your questions and answers.

New to the Camino de Santiago and don’t know where to start? Been around a while but still have questions? Just curious about the Camino? Then this presentation is for you. In one hour we will cover all the basics about the Camino: History, Routes, Pilgrims, Why walk, Pilgrim’s credential, Compostela, Shell
Santiago, Logistics, When to go, Accommodations, Food and drink, Finances, Finding your way, Daily walking, Health, Typical day, Resources

Presenter Bio: Rob Nickerson has walked different parts of the Camino de Santiago eight times. He has covered all the ground from the Roncesvalles in the Spanish Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela (790 kilometers), walked from Porto in Portugal to Santiago (240 kilometers), and followed the Camino from Ferrol in the north to Santiago (120 kilometers). He has given a number of presentations to Camino groups locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Northern California Chapter of the American Pilgrims on the Camino. Rob is a retired professor of information systems at San Francisco State University where he taught for 40 years.