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Boston Chapter


Boston, MA 02108

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The Boston Chapter of American Pilgrims primarily serves eastern Massachusetts and welcomes pilgrims from all of New England.

Formally accepted as a chapter in Spring 2012, Boston has the distinction as being the first chapter east of the Mississippi.

Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep participants connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a venue for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

  • To offer opportunities for local pilgrims to gather and hold events related to the Camino.
  • To mentor future pilgrims, promote the pilgrimage and American Pilgrims through social gatherings.
  • To serve as a local host for hospitalero training in the New England region.

The Boston Chapter co-coordinators are Joe Harris, Kelly O'Connell, Bradley Dill, and Laura Sumner; they can be reached at

The Chapter maintains a regular email newsletter with information about local and national events. To sign up for the newsletter, fill out this form.

Follow this link to read our latest chapter newsletter.

We have two versions of our chapter shirt/sweatshirt available through You can see and order them directly by clicking on the links below:


The chapter schedules walks, talks, potlucks and much more!

To see what we’re doing, please visit the Local Chapter Events Calendar and select our chapter name in the "All Events Category" pull-down menu. This will filter to display only our chapter's events.

Follow this link to view the Local Chapters video on YouTube.

You can always email us at to find out what we’re doing!


• You've arrived! You have your compostela, you've attended the Pilgrims' Mass and you've hugged the Saint. Now what? You need to read this blog entry by the venerable Johnnie Walker 20 Things to See and Do in Santiago de Compostela and learn what to do next!

• There are a thousand and one packing lists out there but this packing list is our take on the topic.

Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?

Consider joining the American Pilgrims on the Camino Facebook group for great dialogue, Q&A, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.

Mentor Program

The Boston Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact for details. Experienced Camino walkers and cyclists who would like to serve as mentors should contact us so that you can be added to our resource list. Potential mentors should provide us with your name, zip code and a brief rundown of your experience including walking or cycling, which route and when.

Rev 06/01/2024