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Central Ohio Chapter (Greater Columbus Area)


Columbus, OH 43201

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The Central Ohio Chapter of American Pilgrims covers the middle of Ohio, centered on the Columbus area.

Broadly stated, the purpose of the 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, hikes, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

Contact chapter coordinators Debra Orellana, Juan Orellana, Elizabeth (Beth) Black and Victor Black by email for more information or to be added to the chapter email list.


The chapter schedules local hikes, talks, potlucks, maintains a lending library of Camino related books, 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 find out what we're doing by emailing us at

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.

Follow this link to download a sample packing list.

Mentor Program

If you are thinking of walking the Camino and are interested in learning more, we can pair you with an experienced pilgrim who can answer your questions on how to prepare and what to expect. Just email us at and ask to be connected with a mentor.

Rev 04/29/2024